Coming soon from Rogue Brewing ( Portland, OR) is the second installment of the John John series. As you recall, this series features hand selected Rogue beers aged in Rogue whiskey barrels on site at their distillery. (John John draws its namesake from brewmaster John Maier and Master Distiller John Couchot.) In this release, Juniper Pale ale is aged in Spruce Gin vats. Gin was aged in oak vats, (usually not done with Gin) before Juniper Pale was added.
Hops – Styrian Golding, Amarillo, Rogue Farm Willamette
Malts – Harrington, Crystal Trumph, C-15 and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare
Adjuncts – Juniper Berries
Aged in Oak. Oak was previously used to age Gin.
34 IBU (Not bitter)
Availability – 22 oz Bombers, limited draft offerings. 1 time offering. On shelves – estimated 7 days.
From the label – A pale ale, saffron in color with a smooth malt balance; floral aroma with a dry spicy finish from whole juniper berries.