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Pumpkins Today – Ale Tomorrow

The hop harvest may be over, but there’s still plenty to do around the Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard. Last weekend Rogue employees, families and friends harvested this year’s crop of GYO Dream Pumpkins for our Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale.


The Pumpkin Rogue Pickin’ Crew
The Pumpkin Rogue Pickin’ Crew

If lugging around hundreds of big orange orbs sounds like hard work, you’d be right. But with everyone pitching in, the load didn’t seem quite so heavy.

Everyone helped load the pumpkins into the truck.
Everyone helped load the pumpkins into the truck.
The 77 mile drive from Independence to Newport, OR begins.
The 77 mile drive from Independence to Newport, OR begins.

Just as soon as we were done loading the Dream pumpkins onto the truck, we immediately set off for the Brewery in Newport, Oregon – which is a 77 mile drive away. Check back later today to see how we cut, roasted and pitch them in the brew kettle.