Rogue Ales to Release Pumpkin Beer During Pumpkin Season

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Rogue Ale Brewmaster John Maier in the Rogue Farms pumpkin patch.
Rogue Ale Brewmaster John Maier in the Rogue Farms pumpkin patch.
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This fall, Rogue Ales is releasing its beloved Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale, an ale brewed with Rogue’s own fresh pumpkins grown and harvested at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

 

Because no canned pumpkins, purees or concentrates are used in the brew, the Pumpkin Ale will be available on taps and shelves sometime in October.

 

“It’s worth the wait,” said Rogue brewmaster, John Maier.

 

Pumpkin Patch Ale begins in the dirt at Rogue Farms in Independence. Six acres of GYO Dream Sugar Pumpkins were planted in May alongside the Rogue Farms hops, hazelnuts, jalapenos, and honey bees, all of which are used in the Rogue Farms lineup of ales, porters, stouts, lagers, meads, braggots, and spirits.

 

The pumpkins will reach the peak of ripeness sometime in September.

 

As soon as they’re picked, the pumpkins are driven to the Rogue Brewery in Newport just 77 miles away. They’re hand-chopped and seeded, roasted in a pizza oven, and pitched fresh into the brew kettle to create the Pumpkin Patch Ale.

 

Pumpkin Patch Ale will be available in 750ml orange bottles and on draft.

 

Precise release date? Mother Nature decides.

 

 

 

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