The craft beer pioneer Rogue Ales has released their 2020 product calendar, outlining the brews that retailers and consumers can expect from the company this year.
“I am extremely proud of our 2020 products,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue president. “We will be releasing some great new beers including an American lager, a foeder-aged sour blonde and an imperial hazy IPA, while still continuing to make fan favorites like Dead Guy and Batsquatch. We have pushed the boundaries this year and we can’t wait for our fans to try them.”
Here’s a brief look at some of the new products that Rogue will offer in 2020 (tasting notes are provided by the company):
Dreamland American Lager (4.8% ABV) — The brewery’s biggest launch in 2020, Dreamland is a lager for “year-round crushing,” from which a portion of the proceeds will go toward building skateparks around the world. Available year-round.
Cherry Choctabulous (8.4% ABV) — Aromas of chocolate and cherry are prevalent on the nose, then the initial hit of cherry gives way to dark chocolate that fills out the mid-palate, finishing with cherry before resigning with the slightly bitter bite of dark chocolate. Available Nov 2019 – Feb 2020.
Double Time Cherry Lime (9.1% ABV) – Tart and sweet cherries are balanced by citrus lime that adds a sour base in this light-bodied seasonal rotator. Available Nov 2019 – Jan 2020.
Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout (TBD) — Notes of chocolate, vanilla and coffee mix with flavors of whiskey-soaked Oregon oak. The limited-edition 2020 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout was aged for nine months in handmade barrels that previously aged Dead Guy Whiskey. Available in February.
Newport Nights (9.8% ABV) – This imperial IPA opens with aromas of mango, papaya and tangerine followed by pine and grapefruit, delivering a hop punch. Available Feb – May.
Newport Daze (5% ABV) – Newport Nights’ counterpart, this sessionable hazy pale ale gives off aromas of pineapple and stone fruit, features tangerine and peach flavors and finishes slightly sweet. Available Mar – Jun.
Shavasana (8% ABV) – This imperial blonde ale brewed with granola, coconut and sweet oats features spice flavors making it the perfect cool-down beer. Sold in a 22-oz. bottle. Available Mar – Jun.
Cotes du Rogue Sour Blonde (7.1% ABV) – This limited-edition sour blonde is part of a foeder-aged sour series. It offers a tart flavor with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla and apricot. Available in April.
Pineapple Party Punch (8.75% ABV) – An imperial hazy IPA that is reminiscent of a Pina Colada, and is bursting with pineapple, coconut and tropical hop flavors. Sold in a 22-oz. bottle. Available Jul – Oct.
2020 Santa’s Private Reserve – Each year Rogue creates a unique Santa’s Private Reserve based on Santa’s recommendation and year’s events. Stay tuned for the 2020 recipe. Available Nov – Dec.