TYGH VALLEY, OR – Rogue Ales & Spirits has completed construction of its Farmstead Micro Floor Malt House. The first batch of hand-raked, floor-malted barley will be used to create a unique release from Chatoe Rogue: Floor Malt Ale.
The Heritage-Estate Facility is located on the Barlow Trail at the Basque Ranch, adjacent to the 200 acres of malting barley used to create Rogue’s Whiskeys, Ales, Porters, Stouts, and Lagers. The Tygh Valley Appellation, located in the shadow of Mt. Hood, is home to numerous crops, including a variety of orchard fruit.
Wildlife on the Farm includes three types of deer, black bear, cougar, bobcat, wild turkey, pheasant, chucker and several species of raptors including both bald and golden eagles. The 150 ponds and lakes on the ranch hold Redside Trout, Largemouth Bass, Crappies, Catfish, and Bluegills.
The farm is also home of the Cascade Red, the first new breed of cattle produced in the U.S. in over fifty years and the only breed ever developed in the state of Oregon. Cascade Red Cattle are a Pinzgauer-Red Angus cross and rely on spent Rogue GYO malting barley grown on the Farm for a large portion of their feed.
The Growers, Farmers, Maltsters, Millers, Mashers, Hoppers, Brewers, Fermenters, Distillers, Smithers, Ocean-Agers and Smokers of the Rogue Nation Department of Agriculture remain committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley one acre at a time by growing their own.