A New Brew for Beer Nerds and BOOK Nerds: Rogue White Whale Ale, with Pages from Moby Dick

Rogue Moby Dick White Whale Ale

Rogue Ales makes some really fucking weird beers. It also makes some really good beers—I’m partial to its Brutal IPA. But it’s often the odd ones that get the most attention.

Today, the Oregon-based brewery announced a new ale made with pages from the classic novel, Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. Seriously. The brewer, along with Powell’s Books, also based in Oregon, tore up some pages and dropped them into the kettle during the brewing process.

From Rogue:

“White Whale Ale was brewed in honor of Powell’s Books 41st Anniversary. Powell’s Books is the one of the world’s great independent and family run bookstores. Its flagship store in downtown Portland, Oregon covers an entire city block and contains more than one million new and used books. It also serves customers worldwide through Powells.com.

“White Whale Ale is available at Rogue Hall in the heart of the Portland State University campus and the Rogue Distillery & Public House located in Portland’s historic Pearl District, just blocks from Powell’s Books on Burnside.  Commemorative bottles may also be purchased online at www.rogue.com.”

No information is available on what type of beer White Whale Ale is, but it stands to reason that it’s a Belgian-style white.

Rogue also recently announced a new beer that’s made with yeast from brewmaster John Maier’s beard, and it’s the maker of the (in)famous Rouge Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple ale.

I think I’d be more interested if someone made a beer with pages from Stephen King’s The Shining, but that’s just me. (DREN REEB, DREN REEB)

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2 thoughts on “A New Brew for Beer Nerds and BOOK Nerds: Rogue White Whale Ale, with Pages from Moby Dick

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