The Smallest Soldiers

February 25, 2014

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Top to Bottom: Honey Harvest, Pollen cakes made with brewer’s yeast, Moving hives to higher ground.

INDEPENDENCE, OR - This spring and summer, 7,156,283 Rogue Farms Honeybees gave us another sweet crop of honey for our mead, kolsch and braggot. Now that winter is here, it’s our turn to take care of them.

 

Winter in the Wigrich Appellation is tough on bees. They depend entirely on us to keep them fed and warm. In November we moved our 119 hives to higher ground near the hazelnut orchard – out of reach of winter floods, skunks and mice.

 

During the winter, we feed our bees pollen cakes for protein and vitamins, and sugar syrup to give them energy to stay warm.  In the spring, the bees leave the hive and feast on hazelnut, apple and cherry blossoms. They will pollinate our Rogue Farms Dream pumpkins, roses, jalapenos and marrionberries.

 

Rogue Farms Honeybees are the smallest soldiers in our revolutionary defense of terroir.  We take care of them in the winter, and they give us a dependable supply of quality honey of known origin for Brewmaster John Maier.

 

Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter with farms in Independence and Tygh Valley, Oregon.  We grow more than a dozen ingredients, creating a proprietary palate of flavors of known terroir for Brewmaster John Maier to craft beers and spirits of distinction.

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We Know Hops

August 29, 2014 - RNNN

  INDEPENDENCE, OR -When KOIN-TV of Portland, Oregon wanted to learn about the hop harvest, they came to Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.   With the big wave hop harvest…

Harvesting Our Beers, Spirits, Ciders and Sodas

August 13, 2014 - RNNN

INDEPENDENCE, OR – Just in time for the harvest season, the Rogue Department Of Agriculture has released the Crop Report, Harvest Edition 2014.   The Crop Report is a must-read…

Marshalling the Way

July 24, 2014 - RNNN

NEWPORT, OR – The Rogue Revolution rumbled through the rain soaked streets of Portland, Oregon today as Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue President Brett Joyce led the annual Oregon Brewers…

The Chew Joins The Revolution

July 9, 2014 - RNNN

NEWPORT, OR – It’s not every day that a television crew from New York comes knocking on the door of the Rogue Brewery and Distillery. So when ABC’s The Chew…

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We Know Hops

August 29, 2014 - RNNN
  INDEPENDENCE, OR -When KOIN-TV of Portland, Oregon wanted to learn about the hop harvest, they came to Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.   With the big wave hop harvest...

Harvesting Our Beers, Spirits, Ciders and Sodas

August 13, 2014 - RNNN
INDEPENDENCE, OR – Just in time for the harvest season, the Rogue Department Of Agriculture has released the Crop Report, Harvest Edition 2014.   The Crop Report is a must-read...

Marshalling the Way

July 24, 2014 - RNNN
NEWPORT, OR – The Rogue Revolution rumbled through the rain soaked streets of Portland, Oregon today as Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue President Brett Joyce led the annual Oregon Brewers...

The Chew Joins The Revolution

July 9, 2014 - RNNN
NEWPORT, OR – It’s not every day that a television crew from New York comes knocking on the door of the Rogue Brewery and Distillery. So when ABC’s The Chew...

Yes We Canned

June 27, 2014 - RNNN
NEWPORT, OR – Rogue Ales and Spirits salutes the American Armed Forces with the release of American Amber Ale in 16oz grenade cans.   This beer is about America, not about a beer style...

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April 11, 2014 - RNNN
NEWPORT, OR - Rogue collaborated with Spiegelau and Left Hand Brewing to design the ideal glass for a stout. Watch as Brett Joyce and Eric Wallace discuss how they arrived at the...

A Revolution in Glassware

April 2, 2014 - RNNN
NEWPORT, OR - We started this project based on the notion that world class stouts need a world class glass. In collaboration with Left Hand Brewing and Spiegelau, we created the Stout...

Rogue Gets Woody

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NEWPORT, OR - The Rogue Ales & Spirits Do-It-Yourself Revolution is growing with the creation of Rolling Thunder Barrel Works, a tree to table outfit that will bring the old-world tradition...

Vows in the Bines

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INDEPENDENCE, OR - Say your vows against the backdrop of the 1,200 acre Rogue Farms on the edge of the Willamette River in the historic Wigrich appellation. Just a hop away from Portland, Oregon, Rogue Farms...

The Smallest Soldiers

February 25, 2014 - RNNN
INDEPENDENCE, OR - This spring and summer, 7,156,283 Rogue Farms Honeybees gave us another sweet crop of honey for our mead, kolsch and braggot. Now that winter is here, it’s our...