Newport, OR, September 10, 2010 – According to Garrett Oliver, author of "The Brewmaster's Table," the question most often posed to sommeliers is "What wine goes best with a turkey dinner?" The answer Oliver says, is beer!
Juniper Pale Ale however, does not stop at the Thanksgiving dinner table. In fact, only 29% of turkeys in the United States are consumed during the holiday season; leaving the rest of the year to pair Juniper Pale Ale with turkey sandwiches, turkey burgers, turkey hot-dogs, and turkey bacon.
Rogue's passion for turkey has been growing over the years. The turkey is now the official bird of the Rogue Nation and Juniper Pale Ale has been selected by the National Turkey Federation as the Best Beer to Pair with Turkey. By this time next year, Rogue plans to induct every single turkey into the Rogue Nation.
Juniper Pale Ale is saffron in color with a smooth malt balance, floral aroma and a dry spicy finish from whole juniper berries. It is brewed with 11 ingredients including Juniper Berries, Crystal, Triumph, Maier Munich, and C-15 Malts; Styrian Golding, Amarillo and Rogue Farm Revolution Hops; Free Range Coastal Waters and Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast. It will be available in 12oz and 22oz bottles, as well as on draft. Brewing Specifications: 13o Plato, 34 IBU, 77 AA, 3.2o Lovibond.
Juniper Pale Ale is a 6-time gold medal winner at the World Beer Championships and uses hops grown on our own micro hopyard. The 42 acre hop farm is located in Oregon's Wigrich Appellation. Rogue remains committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing our own.
Juniper Pale Ale is dedicated to the turkey in each of us.