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The Start Of Planting Season

The Rogue Farms planting season began this week as we seeded five acres of Wigrich Corn, a yellow dent variety we’re growing for Brewmaster John Maier to mash into Rogue’s first ever batch of bourbon.


We moved our crop of Wigrich Corn to a new field along the entrance road into Rogue Farms.
We moved our crop of Wigrich Corn to a new field along the entrance road into Rogue Farms.

Since it’s pretty much impossible to show you what seeds look like in the ground, here’s what they’re going to look like in a few weeks.

Last year’s crop of Wigrich Corn, two weeks after seeding.
Last year’s crop of Wigrich Corn, two weeks after seeding.

Wigrich Corn is just one of the ingredients we’re planting this spring for our proprietary palate of flavors. Here’s what’s coming up on our planting calendar.

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Dream Rye: April

How much: We’re replanting six of the acres we lost to slugs, leaving us with a total of 10 acres in Dream Rye.

Why: To use in the mash for our Oregon Rye Whiskey and rye beers. Need a better reason?

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Dream Pumpkins: May 1st

How much: Two acres for brewing and one acre of Leroy-O-Lanterns for our Pumpkin Patch Party in fall.

Why: To brew Pumpkin Patch Ale, Pumpkin Savior, Pumpkin Spice Soda, and because watching kids pick Halloween pumpkins is a lot of fun.

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Marionberries: Mid-May

How much: Two acres.

Why: Because we love working with our honeybees. They pollinate the marionberries and produce the honey we use in our Marionberry Braggot.

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Jalapeños: Late May

How much: One acre.

Why: For Chipotle Ale and our new Chipotle Whiskey, and because growing our own means getting the fully ripe and red peppers we need to dry smoke them into perfect chipotles.

There’s lot going on at Rogue Farms this spring, so come on out and spend a day. We’ve got beer, spirits, food, lawn games, free events like concerts and our DIY Workshops, plus a front row view of the Grow Your Own Revolution. Join us!