Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rogue Dinners at Tap in Atlanta, LJ's & Kat Lounge in Hagerstown, Summits Wayside in Cumming & Snellville, and Fork in Philadelphia

Here is a hat-trick of beer dinner menus featuring Rogue Ales and Spirits in March, 2010:

1. Tap Gastropub in Atlanta, GA on March 4th ~
Dead Guy Whiskey Flip, beam me up Scottie!
2. LJ's & Kat Lounge in Hagerstown, MD on March 14th ~ The Elvis is for dessert!
2. Summits Wayside Tavern in Cumming and Snellville, GA on March 15-16th
~ this is a special East Coast meets West Coast collaboration beer dinner with two brewers and ten courses!

... stay tuned for a beer dinner menu at Fork Restaurant in Philadelphia on Monday March 15th. Chef Feury is preparing a Rogue Ale and Rogue Creamery Beer Dinner ~ three course paired with beer, including a cheese course for $45. Chef Fuery is the guest Chef at the James Beard House in NYC on April 17th and is a semifinalist for a James Beard Award, along with 20 Chefs from the Mid-Atlantic region, Finalists will be announced on March 22nd at the Palace Cafe in NoLa ~ Best of luck Chef Feury!

A selection of beer dinner menus and recipes featuring Rogue Ales and Spirits are posted online
And to all the Chefs who created these eclectic beer dinner menus, Allez Cuisine!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rogue Ales' Hop Farm in the NY Times ~ Hop N Bed

Have you ever wanted to visit a hop farm ~ connect to the land where the lupulin grows?

Rogue Ales has just the answer, its called the Rogue Farms Hop N Bed (a rustic farm version of a bed & breakfast), located on the former John Haas Alluvial Hop Farm in
Independence, which is in the heart of Oregon's hop growing region. Spend the night in a 100 year old farmhouse that was once a boarding school for children working on the farm, enjoy Chocolate Stout pancakes in the morning, take a tour the hop museum, watch the hops grow on the 42 acre farm and picnic along the banks of the Willamette River.

Rogue Farms' Hop N Beer was part of an article,
Make your Beer and Drink it, too in The New York Times Travel Section on February 28, 2010 article, page 8:

In the Pacific Northwest, Rogue Ales, one of the more celebrated American craft breweries, has a six-bedroom house on its 42-acre hops farm in Independence, Ore. Brett Joyce, president of the brewery, said that staying there gives visitors a chance to better experience one of beer’s main ingredients. “We even have a wedding scheduled there next summer,” he added.

Rogue Farms: Hop Farm
3590 Wigrich Rd.
Independence, OR 97351
For reservations and information, email or call 503-347-8288

Rogue also has a Bed & Beer in Newport, on the Oregon Coast!

Steps above the Rogue Ales' Bayfront Public House and across the Yaquina Bay Bridge from Rogue Ales' brewery and Rogue Spirits' distillery. Join us for the Journey!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day and Every Day Gift Ideas for the special rogue in your life

Valentine's Day is a mere 24 hours long -- a single day to share a special gift is 364 days too short, imho. Here are a few of my favorite things to share and enjoy, every day, and on Valentine's Day, with that special rogue in your life.

Garden of Holly's Rogue Chocolate Stout Soap. It looks good enough to eat... like a big fat chocolate stout brownie, except its a bar of soap, made with beer!

How about something edible that pairs beautifully with a bottle of Rogue Chocolate Stout ~
Rogue Creamery Chocolate Stout Cheddar ~ available online and from selected retailers (including the Rogue Ales Pubs), or in a The Lodge gift package from Rogue Creamery via mail order. This cheddar cheese is made with Rogue Chocolate Stout and won 2nd place ribbon at the 2008 and 2009 American Cheese Society competition!

Liquid Gratitude offers a bottle of Rogue Chocolate Stout with a Rogue pint glass filled with Wildflower Cookie Co's chocolate shortbread cookies, available via mail order.

Sometimes its better to offer a suggestion from someone else.. . here is what was posted on the blog
Where and Back Again, Beer my Valentine... "For my money however, Rogue's award-winning chocolate stout—silky, sweet, and full-bodied—has a slight edge. Like your favorite candy bar, it's irresistible. A couple of glasses of this kind of liquid happiness and neither you nor your sweetheart will care how many blizzards hit the East Coast this winter. " Thank you Benjamin!

If the snow drives you to drink, or you need a beer cocktail after shoveling, or better yet, if you need a good excuse to make your favorite Rogue a special cocktail, try the Rogue Diplomat Gone Rogue which combines Rogue Chocolate Stout with Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Rum and Pedro Ximenez Sherry!