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Game Day With Rogue

Beer Tasting On The Farm

Trying out the beers at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

Nobody knows us better than the people who live near Rogue Farms. They’re not shy with their opinions about our farm grown beers and spirits.

Naturally we were pleased when one of the local foodies singled out Rogue as must-have beer for this weekend’s Super Bowl parties.

Rogue offers an extensive collection of styles — some very unique, like its series of Voodoo Doughnut-inspired brews (Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale or Chocolate, Peanut Butter Banana Ale anyone?) — making it likely guests will find something to their liking.

-Polk Itemizer Observer, A Super Spread For Your Super Party

Like the article says, when it comes to beer, spirits and wine, we have an embarrassment of riches here in Oregon. It makes us appreciate even more how hard we have to work to keep growing world class beers, spirits, ciders and sodas.

Feel free to join at Rogue Farms on Super Bowl Sunday. We’ll have the game on, and you can enjoy our beers on the farm where we grow the ingredients to brew it.

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Our Honeybees California Vacation

At Rogue Farms we’re used to getting up before the sun. But today began especially early, as we loaded up our 7,140,289 honeybees for the start of their California vacation.

Bees To CA 1

Our bees will spend the next couple of months pollinating an almond orchard near Tracy, California. That’s a 600-mile drive to the south, and an early start was necessary because we want to arrive by tonight. The less time on the road, the less stress on our honeybees.

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The Return Of Freedom

Freedom is back. So is Independent and Rebel.

The signs that marked where we grow our Rogue Farms Freedom, Independent and Rebel hops were absconded with by a group of malcontents on – of all nights – Halloween. Suspicious timing…

After waiting patiently for the misfits to return their ill-gotten contraband, we realized that some people will never do the right thing. So rather than let it get us down, we had new signs made and hung in their rightful places today.

They may take our signs, but they’ll never take away our Freedom!

Freedom

Independent

Rebel

Check out our new signs, meet our Potbellied Pigs Voo and Doo, and enjoy one of our world class beers, spirits, ciders and sodas this winter at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. We’re open five days a week with expanded hours coming this spring!

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Keeping An Eye On Our Dream

Look at what we found in the mail today, an article about the rebirth of rye whiskey featuring Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue Farms Oregon Rye Whiskey.

We admit to having a soft spot in our hearts for rye. It’s a hardy little grain that has never gotten the kind of respect that’s been afforded to barley, wheat and corn. Rye will grow under amazingly adverse conditions, but that toughness also gives rye an edgy, spicy flavor. It’s nice to see that craft spirits fans are starting to appreciate rye as much as we do.

Our Rogue Farms Dream Rye will be harvested in summer, floor malted and micro-malted at our Farmstead Malt House in Tygh Valley, then mashed, fermented, brewed and distilled at our Brewery and Distillery in Newport into our next batches of Oregon Rye Whiskey and Roguenbier Rye Ale. Open a bottle and taste for yourself the unique flavor of the Rogue of grains.

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Make The Most Of Winter With Rogue Farms

For most of us, there’s no escaping winter. So make the most of the season and learn some outdoor winter sports with the help of REI.

Our series of DIY Workshops returns this weekend with DIY Winter Sports. If you’ve never tried snowshoeing, cross country skiing or other winter sports, the experts from REI are coming to Rogue Farms to show you how it’s done. All ages and skill levels welcomed!

For more information, see the poster below.

Farms-Workshop-WinterSports

Growing Beer, Spirits And More In 2015

2014 was an incredible year for us at Rogue Farms. We seeded, cultivated and harvested two new grains, picked our first crop of orchard fruit as well as more than a dozen other crops, and opened the Rogue Cidery and Sodaery.

So what’s in store for 2015? Look for our first batch of Oregon Rye Whiskey, plus new beers, ciders and sodas. Here’s what we’re growing in the new year for our always expanding proprietary palate of flavors.

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Hops On Ice

In less than 24-hours we went from Lake Wigrich to the Ice Follies.

A hard cold spell blew in from the Arctic, plunging nighttime lows into the teens and icing over the last of the flood waters in the fields and hop rows here at Rogue Farms.

Hopyard On Ice 2

We’re still open by the way. Wigrich Road road is icy in spots, but as long as you’re careful you’ll be fine. We’ve got plenty of beer waiting for you if you decide to brave the cold weather and join us for the final days of 2014 and the start of the New Year.

Come rain, sleet, snow or ice, we grow our beers, spirits, ciders and sodas from ground to glass!

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Muddied, But Open

The floods that closed Rogue Farms for several days last week are drawing down. The road is now passable, and we’re open for business all week.

Normally, we’d be closed today and Tuesday. But we want to make sure you’re stocked up on beer from our New Year’s Garage Sale for your parties.

What you’ll see when you drive in is a lot of mud in the fields.

Muddy Hopyard

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High Water Closes Rogue Farms

The Willamette River crept up another four inches this morning, high enough for us to decide to close Rogue Farms until further notice.

We’d be closed on Christmas Day regardless, so it just made sense to play it safe and wait until the flood waters receded and Wigrich Road is safe to drive.

Wigrich Road was covered in water in several places, so we closed off the entire section.

Wigrich Road was covered in water in several places, so we closed off the entire section.

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Rising Waters Cut Off Rogue Farms

We should’ve known better than to make predictions about the weather.

Cones On Road

The entrance to Rogue Farms, closed until further notice.

A day after boldly stating this week’s flood was a non-event, the Willamette River rose again, sending water rushing over Wigrich Road and pouring into our neighbor’s hazelnut orchard and into the hopyard at Rogue Farms.

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