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Brewing with Motorcycles

We brewed a beer with help from Icon Motosports & three of their finest Motorcyclists.

During hop harvest, Icon Motosports sent three riders on Himalayan motorcycles to Rogue Farms where they picked Mosaic hops right off the vine, filled their backpacks and sped them to Rogue World Headquarters. There we brewed a one-of-a-kind beer: a wet hop hazy IPA with blueberries and apples.


November 7, 2019 — The hop harvest beckons with a howl. The time had come for a high-RPM roll out to Rogue Farms to brew the freshest wet hop beer possible. For this particular mission, we recruited help from our PNW moto-friends with the request to "Ride Among Us."

Three riders on Himalayans arrive at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
Three riders on Himalayans arrive at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
A rider stands in the Mosaic Hop bines at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
A rider stands in the Mosaic Hop bines at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
The riders fill their Advokat 2 back packs with wet Mosaic hops fresh off the bines at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
The riders fill their Advokat 2 back packs with wet Mosaic hops fresh off the bines at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
Wet Mosaic Hops ready to be picked.
Wet Mosaic Hops ready to be picked.
Three riders pick Mosaic Hops and fill their back packs at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
Three riders pick Mosaic Hops and fill their back packs at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

They sent us three of their finest, each upon a Himalayan — the perfect motorcycle for Oregon’s diverse terrain. This operation could only be named one thing — "Brew Run." The riders advanced their way to the farm where they raided the bines and collected wet hops until their Advokat 2 backpacks were at capacity.

The three riders race from Rogue Farms with back packs full of fresh Mosaic Hops.
The three riders race from Rogue Farms with back packs full of fresh Mosaic Hops.
The three riders leave Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon carrying wet Mosaic Hops in their back packs.
The three riders leave Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon carrying wet Mosaic Hops in their back packs.
The riders stop on their way to Rogue World Headquarters to pick apples and blueberries for the hazy IPA.
The riders stop on their way to Rogue World Headquarters to pick apples and blueberries for the hazy IPA.
One of the riders picks fresh apples for the hazy IPA they'll be brewing at Rogue World Headquarters.
One of the riders picks fresh apples for the hazy IPA they'll be brewing at Rogue World Headquarters.
One of the riders picks blueberries for the hazy IPA they'll brew at Rogue World Headquarters.
One of the riders picks blueberries for the hazy IPA they'll brew at Rogue World Headquarters.
A rider on their Himalayan motorcycle traveling from Rogue Farms to Rogue World Headquarters.
A rider on their Himalayan motorcycle traveling from Rogue Farms to Rogue World Headquarters.
The three riders carrying wet hops from Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon advance to the brewery.
The three riders carrying wet hops from Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon advance to the brewery.
The film crew perfects a shot of one of the riders as they carry wet hops to Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon.
The film crew perfects a shot of one of the riders as they carry wet hops to Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon.

Once full, they made haste and headed to our brewery where we helped them unpack the hops and brew up the tastiest of wet hop brews that we’ve had to date. And it also made for quite the film.

Three riders cross the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon on their way to Rogue World Headquarters.
Three riders cross the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon on their way to Rogue World Headquarters.
The Himalayans parked near the Mojo pilot brewing system at Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon.
The Himalayans parked near the Mojo pilot brewing system at Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon.
The three riders deliver their wet Mosaic hops to Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King.
The three riders deliver their wet Mosaic hops to Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King.
Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King prepares to wet hop a hazy IPA.
Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King prepares to wet hop a hazy IPA.
Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King brews a hazy IPA with wet hops, apples and blueberries.
Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King brews a hazy IPA with wet hops, apples and blueberries.

We'll be premiering the beer, Brew Run hazy IPA, and the movie on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7pm at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery in Portland, Oregon. We hope you'll join us to taste the beer and get a peek at this film.

Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King updates the recipe for his hazy IPA brewed with wet hops, apples and blueberries.
Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King updates the recipe for his hazy IPA brewed with wet hops, apples and blueberries.
Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King works with the film crew at Rogue World Headquarters in Newport,Oregon.
Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King works with the film crew at Rogue World Headquarters in Newport,Oregon.
Their mission completed, riders speed home along the beaches of the Oregon Coast.
Their mission completed, riders speed home along the beaches of the Oregon Coast.

Brewers gonna brew. Operators gonna operate. Enjoy.