Rogue ale to honor Oregon's 150th

Rogue Ales, the Oregon label that has become one of the Pacific Northwest's top craft beers, will be marking Oregon's 150th anniversary of statehood with a special brew.

Oregon 150, the organization responsible for planning the state's sesquicentennial celebratio, has selected Rogue to brew a special commemorative ale for the occasion.

Sesquicentennial Ale will be available beginning February 14 -- Valentine's Day and the state's birthday -- on draft and in limited edition 22-ounce serigraphed bottles. It will debut at Oregon 150 celebrations in Salem and Portand, and be featured at the Oregon Brewers Guild open houses at Rogue’s Newport and Eugene breweries that weekend.

Sesquicentennial Ale will be on sale until December 31 at Rogue’s pubs in Newport (Bayfront Pub, Brewers on the Bay), Portland (Rogue Distillery and Public House, PDX Airport Pub and Green Dragon), Eugene City Brewery and Rogue Public House in Astoria.

Rogue Brewmaster John Maier used five Oregon-grown ingredients in the ale: two-row and Munich malts, Willamette hops, Rogue’s proprietary PacMan yeast, and free range coastal water.

“With Rogue’s deep roots in the Oregon brewing community, their years of award-winning beers, history of charitable giving and new foray into growing their own malting barley and hops, they were the natural choice to brew Oregon’s sesquicentennial beer,” said Melisa McDonald, executive director of Oregon 150.

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