Because no canned pumpkins, purees or concentrates are used it the brew, Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale will be available on taps and shelves sometime in October.
“It’s worth the wait,” says Rogue Brewmaster John Maier.
Pumpkin Patch Ale begins in the dirt at Rogue Farms in Independence, OR. Six acres of GYO Dream” Sugar Pumpkins were planted in May alongside the Rogue Farms hops, rye, hazelnuts, jalapenos and honey bees, all of which are used in the Rogue Farms lineup of ales. porters, stouts, lagers, meads, braggots and spirits.
The pumpkin patch is home to Rogue Farms Jack-0′-lantern pumpkins as well, so that kids and families can take part in the harvest by picking pumpkins to take home. The pumpkins will reach the peak of ripeness sometime in late September.
As soon as they’re picked, the pumpkins are driven to the Rogue Brewery in Newport, OR, just 77 miles away. They’re hand-chopped and seeded, roasted in a pizza oven, and pitched fresh into the brew kettle to create Pumpkin Patch Ale. It’s the revolutionary way to brew. Pumpkin Patch Ale is available in 750mL orange bottles and on draft. Precise release date? Mother Nature decides.
About Rogue Ales and Spirits
Rogue Ales and Spirits is an artisan varietal brewery and distillery founded in Oregon in 1908. Rogue has won over 1,000 awards for taste and quality and is available in all 50 states and 32 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by rowing their own.