Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rogue Now Growing Own Hops

Did you know Rogue is getting into the hop growing business? I didn' me late to the party. Anyhow, a note from Rogue came across the desk of the Beer Advocate guys about the Rogue Hop Farm, south of Independence, Oregon. The details are below, and you can find photos over at Flickr.

NEWPORT, OR., May 22, 2008 (Rogue Wire Service): The Rogue Nation's Department of Agriculture has entered into a strategic alliance with Heritage Hop Growers, the Coleman Family.

Rogue Hop Farm
The Rogue Hop Farm is on the Willamette River, south of Independence, Oregon on the former John Haas Alluvial Hop Farm. Four varieties are now being planted on 22 acres with an initial harvest in 2009. The four varieties are Perle, Sterling, Horizon, and Centennial. The hops will be processed and baled on the farm.

In 2009 Rogue will create an all Oregon product using Oregon hops and malt from their farms, yeast from Wyeast in Hood River, and Oregon Free Range Coastal Water, in commemoration of Oregon's 150th Birthday.

In 2008 a fresh hop beer will be available from the farm. The Rogue Nation Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp marking the occasion.

For tours call Anna at (503) 227-3761.

We are proud to join with Oregon Farmers who provide the essential ingredients for Oregon's thriving fermentation economy.

Celebrating its second century, Rogue Ales is an Artisan Varietal Brewery founded in Oregon in 1988, as one of America's first 50 microbreweries. Rogue has 550+ awards for taste and quality and is available nationally and in 10 countries.

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