NEWPORT, Ore.—Rogue Ales & Spirits is starting 2019 strong with two new year-round IPAs: Outta Line, a bright, honey-colored West Coast-style IPA and Batsquatch, a juicy, hazy IPA with intense tropical aromas and flavors.
Outta Line is a quintessential West Coast-style IPA that opens with tangerine and mango, balanced by malt sweetness and a crisp hop bite. “It’s a great West Coast-style IPA, brewed for those who ‘live outside the lines,’” says Rogue Vice President of Marketing Bliss Dake. “It’s our way of celebrating those who have the courage to do their own thing.”
Batsquatch is a Hazy IPA dedicated to the half-bat half-sasquatch creature that, according to legend, resides in the woods on Mount St. Helens. The first hazy IPA in Rogue’s year-round lineup, Batsquatch features bold tropical aromas, flavors of stonefruit and tangerine, and a fruity citrus rind finish.
“We’ve been brewing hazy IPAs for a few years now, perfecting them along the way,” says Rogue President Dharma Tamm. “After several rounds of refining, we’re ready to unleash this beast on the beer-drinking world. Get ready.”
“In the beginning, 30 years ago, we were told that nobody would ever drink Rogue beers because they were too hoppy,” says Rogue Brewmaster John Maier. “People started calling me ‘More Hops’ because of my love of hop-forward beers and I still wear it like a badge of honor.” Batsquatch and Outta Line aren’t palate destroyingly bitter, but they are intentionally brewed with strong hop character. “These beers are the epitome of their respective styles,” says Maier. “We hope people will enjoy and have as much fun with them as we do.”
Product Facts: Outta Line
- Style: West Coast IPA
- ABV: 6.9%
- IBU: 66
- Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Rogue Farms Rebel
- Malts: 2-Row, Munich, GWM Brumalt, wheat
- Availability: Year-round in 6-pack 12 ounce cans and bottles, draft
- Distribution: Nationwide starting January 1, 2019
Product Facts: Batsquatch
- Style: Hazy, juicy, Northeast-style
- ABV: 6.7%
- IBU: 45
- Hops: Mosaic, El Dorado, Belma
- Malts: 2-row malt, flaked wheat, malted wheat
- Availability: year-round in 6-pack 12 ounce cans, draft
- Distribution: Oregon and Washington starting Jan. 1, 2019. Nationwide starting March 1, 2019
Use the Rogue Finder to find Outta Line and Batsquatch near you. Learn more about both IPAs at Rogue.com.
About Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits, the only farmer-brewer-distiller-cooper in the United States, was founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,900 awards for taste, quality and packaging, and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Proudly rooted in Oregon soil, Rogue’s beers, spirits and sodas are made with ingredients grown on Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. Rogue Spirits are hand-distilled on a 550-gallon still in Newport, Oregon, aged in the thick ocean air of the Yaquina Bay and bottled by hand. Since 2008, Rogue has shared the terroir of Oregon by growing its own hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, cucumbers and pumpkins and using them in beers and spirits.