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A Roguish Year

2018 was filled with lots of beer, spirits & cheese curds

A Rogue Ales & Spirits year in review: All the beers, spirits, barrels, ingredients that we brewed, distilled, built, grew and more in 2018 broken down by the numbers.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

In 2018, Die Hard and Beetlejuice turned 30. And so did we.

Over the last few days, we’ve been toasting to the end of a great year with our fellow Rogues at Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Rogue Farms in Independence, at our seven public houses across Oregon and in Issaquah, Washington. We raised a glass to the entire year with all Rogues, including those at the Rogue Spirits distillery and at Rogue Rolling Thunder Barrel Works. And there's a lot to celebrate.

In the same year that Meghan Markle had a Royal Wedding, we had a Rogue Wedding when Rogue Brewery Assassin Jacqui married Rogue Brewer Matt. And while over 3 million babies were born in the U.S., five were born to our fellow Rogues. As everyone got a song about a baby shark stuck in their head, we delivered a sloth and a wombat.

There was so much more that happened in the last year. Here are just a few of the big hits.

We grew beer at Rogue Farms, pictured from above during 2018 hop harvest.
We grew beer at Rogue Farms, pictured from above during 2018 hop harvest.

When it came to growing beer & spirits in 2018, we …

We crafted beer & spirits at Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon.
We crafted beer & spirits at Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon.

Then there was the crafting of beer & spirits, when we …

We built barrels like this one that is getting charred at Rogue Rolling Thunder Barrelworks in Newport, Oregon.
We built barrels like this one that is getting charred at Rogue Rolling Thunder Barrelworks in Newport, Oregon.

Our two coopers were hard at work. They …

We served beer, spirits & food to Rogues who visited one of our seven Rogue Public Houses.
We served beer, spirits & food to Rogues who visited one of our seven Rogue Public Houses.

We served up the beer & spirits we crafted & built at our seven public houses all year long.

Our 737,958 pub guests ...

We took home medals, like the gold medal we earned at the Great American Beer Festival.
We took home medals, like the gold medal we earned at the Great American Beer Festival.

Our hard work really paid off too. We …

We gave back this year with efforts like our Jack Joyce Scholarship, funded in part by Hot Tub Scholarship Lager.
We gave back this year with efforts like our Jack Joyce Scholarship, funded in part by Hot Tub Scholarship Lager.

And we continued working in our community, giving back to our neighbors and feeding the fisherman, as we say. We …

We turned 30 and made this 30th anniversary Wheat Wine to share with our friends.
We turned 30 and made this 30th anniversary Wheat Wine to share with our friends.

Finally, we turned the big 3-0 this year. We're looking forward to the next thirty years and we hope you'll join us on that journey.