It’s almost mid-January. Our stout stashes are half-depleted, the Winter DIPAs are beginning their roll outs, and we’re learning of what’s to come from our favorite breweries over the course of 2017, all while seeing some new brews unexpectedly show up at local bottle shops.
Rogue Ales is the latest brewery to get in on all that anticipatory fun, as they have just release their 2017 craft beer release calendar. To boot, as we’ve come to expect from Rogue of late, they’re doing it in fully Millennial-approved fashion.
As your eyes go crossed from watching Rogue’s promotional gif featuring some brand new packaging, you might notice that the Dead Guy Ale can appears more than once in the shuffle. The reason for that is Rogue has decided to build on the popularity of their famous German Maibock-inspired ale this year by offering two new variants of Dead Guy. That’s right — a barrel-aged Dead Guy will rise in 2017, as well as a variant dubbed Dead Guy Glow.
Also joining Dead Guy on the official release calendar for the first time are Shakespear Oatmeal Stout, which uses Rogue Farms malt and hops, rolled oats and free range coastal water, and Hazelutely Chocutabulous, the sweet combination of two other Rogue favorites that’s being called a candy bar in a bottle.
In addition to the new limited releases, many of your favorite Rogue beers are coming back but in new packaging, like cans for Yellow Snow and 6 Hop IPA. And yes, there will be a new Voodoo Doughnut release in 2017, whose flavor is currently TBD.
One particular release to be on the lookout for this year is Rogue’s first sour beer. Released for the first time in 2016, Paradise Pucker is a Hawaiian-inspired sour ale, brewed with with passion fruit, orange and guava.
You can check out the full Rouge Ales craft beer portfolio anytime here.
About Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.