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Rogue Goes Counter Currant

An ale inspired by Oregon-grown black currants.

Rogue Ales & Spirits announces Counter Currant, a ground to glass beer inspired by black currants grown at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.


Pouring deep purple in color, Counter Currant is a light-bodied fruit ale with rich flavors of black currant and a dry, tart finish. It’s available nationwide from November 2018 through February 2019.

“The berries add layers of flavor to the lightly hopped ale,” says Brewmaster John Maier. “Black currants have a sweet and earthy flavor profile and floral aromatics, which makes this ale a balanced sip with depth of flavor. It’s a great beer to go on your Thanksgiving table.”

Counter Currant is available in four packs of 16oz cans.
Counter Currant is available in four packs of 16oz cans.

Still fairly uncommon in the United States, black currants (also known as cassis) have a cabernet sauvignon-like intensity that is balanced with a strong backbone of acidity and sweetness. This complexity makes Counter Currant food-friendly, just in time for the holiday season.

Counter Currant is available nationally on draft and in 4-pack 16 ounce cans November 2018 through February 2019. Use the Rogue Finder to find it near you.