Green Dragon, S.E. Portland, OR | Homebrewers: Green Dragon Brew Crew
Lil Buddy Golden Ale
The traditional British brewing method known as "parti-gyle" is not lost on those brewers who want to get the most out of their day.
Parti-gyle is when the main mash of a strong ale is re-rinsed of all available sugars to create a second "small" beer. We brewed a high gravity barleywine for oak aging and re-sparged the grains to create "Lil Buddy".
What you get is a modest strength, special golden ale that is somewhat fruity in aroma with generous hop flavors and a quenching finish.
Issaquah Brewhouse, Issaquah, WA | Homebrewers: Impaling Alers
This beer is a robust American Porter with a nice bittersweet roasty characcter and good hop presence. It's 80% pale malt with additions of crystal, roasted barley, chocolate malt, munich and Cara-Pils dextrin malts.
The hop bill is Northern Brewer for bittering and East Kent Goldings and Cascade for flavor and aroma. The yeast was Wyeast London Ale (1028).
While not a wild and crazy Russian Imperial Stout, this is a solid, full-flavored beer that is very drinkable, perfect for a rainy Pacific Northwest evening.
Rogue Public House, Eugene, OR | Homebrewers:
Ever wanted YOUR brew tapped at a bar? Now’s your chance, the Track Town Brewery’s nano system is looking for homebrew clubs. Email your information to TimBecker@rogue.com to learn more.
Big taste comes from tiny breweries.
Which is why Rogue Ales collaborates with homebrewers in Oregon and Washington to craft unique beers on Rogue’s Nano brewing systems in Issaquah, Eugene and the Green Dragon in southeast Portland.
Rogue supplies top of the line equipment, the ingredients and then gets out of the way so the homebrewers are free to create. They make it - we sell it - and beer fans get the chance to taste new and innovative brews that are unlike anything else. The proceeds go back to the clubs. But homebrewers also get the satisfaction of brewing something new and then seeing it slide across the bar into the hands of an appreciative customer paying cold, hard cash.
Rogue supports homebrewing because that’s how many of us got started. Brewmaster John Maier was an American Homebrewers Association’s Homebrewer of the Year. Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar was created by homebrewer Chris Studach of the Cascade Brewers Society and has won numerous awards for World Championship Brown Ale. The Great American Nano Fest is held annually outside the Green Dragon and Buckman Botanical Brewery.
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