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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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Beer’d: Rogue to Release Ale Made with Yeast from Brewmaster’s Beard

Rogue Brewmaster John Maier

Rogue Brewmaster John Maier

The funkier the yeast in a beer, the better, I usually say. But Rogue Ales is working on a new brew that may be a little too funky.

The Newport-Oregon-based brewer is currently working on a beer that’s made with yeast taken from the beard of its brewmaster, John Maier, who has a college degree in brewing from the Siebel Institute of Technology.

From KPTV:

“Rogue is developing an ale made from wild yeast harvested from the whiskered beard of the its award-winning brewmaster, John Maier. Maier’s beard hasn’t been cut since a six-pack of beer cost less than two dollars.

“Nine beard follicles were carefully cut from the Maier’s beard. The follicles were placed in a Petri dish and sent in for testing. Amazingly, the lab found a yeast cell, did some fermentation tests and the unorthodox ‘beard beer’ was born.”

That shit is nasty. Dude hasn’t chopped his beard since 1978; the beard is older than I am. But I’m a big Rogue fan, and I’ll still probably try the beard beer when it’s released, if I can find it.

Rogue’s beard beer doesn’t have an official name yet, but the brewery says it will become available in 2013. Here’s my simple suggestion for a name: Rogue Beer’d.


Via KPTV.com

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