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Rogue Farms, In Pictures

As much as we love sharing the story of Rogue Farms, and our grow your own, craft it yourself way of doing things – we especially appreciate it when others share it too.

Take a look at what Craft Brewing Business did with the pictures from our Winter Crop Report. They created a beautiful photo essay showing the highlights of what we’ve done over the past months to grow our beers, spirits, ciders and sodas. Click on the image below to view the full story.

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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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How We Grow Whiskey

Here’s what two week old whiskey really looks like.

The start of the 2015 Dream Rye crop at Rogue Farms.

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Introducing Rogue Ales First Rye Beer

Farming is hard enough without having your crop destroyed by some slimy, hermaphroditic gastropods. We originally planted the 15 acres of Dream Rye in November 2011, only to see it wiped out in less than a day by hungry slugs. So we declared “War On Slugs” and plowed, disced, harrowed and drilled the field again this spring.

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Our first growth field of Dream Rye turned out better than anyone expected considering the slugs. When the final step of the Dream Rye harvest got underway last week, the rye had already been swathed, that is raked into rows. It needed some time to lie in the field and dry out before the combine went in and threshed and winnowed the seed.

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The field is swathed, or raked into rows.

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The combine as it comes through the field to thresh and winnow the grain.

So what are we going to do with all this rye? Rogue Ales will be brewing its first rye beer: Chatoe Rogue Roguenbier Rye tastes of the rich alluvial soils, magical combination of sun and rain, and the cooling breezes of the Van Duzer corridor that define the terroir of the Wigrich Appellation.

Chatoe Rogue Roguenbier Rye will be available in bottles and on draft in November. Also look for Rogue Rye Whiskey in 2013.

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Harvest begins!

Today’s the day!  The test cut of the Rogue Risk barley was ideal this morning-10.5% moisture- so harvest has begun! Check out some photos below, or click here to see how harvesting is done by watching our video of last year’s harvest.

Rogue Risk Barley