Rogue Ales & Spirits has announced two beers for its fall 2020 lineup: Coast Haste fresh hop IPA, and Pumpkin Patch Ale.
Since 2008, Rogue has grown its own hops and pumpkins, among other vegetables and botanicals, and used these fresh ingredients in their beers, spirits and sodas.
“We came up with the idea to grow our own hops in 2006 when there was a global hop shortage because a storage facility in Washington caught fire,” says Ally Ward, GM, Rogue Farms. “As a result, the price of hops quadrupled overnight. To prevent ever having to tell our Brewmaster at the time, John ‘More Hops’ Maier, that we could not get enough hops for him to brew with, we decided to grow our own. Over the past ten plus years, Rogue Farms has expanded and today we grow three different types of hops, cucumbers, pumpkins, marionberries, and botanicals.”
Coast Haste is brewed during hop harvest with the freshest hops possible, the company says. Brewed with Rogue Farms-grown Strata hops, this hazy brew brings forward layered notes of tropical fruits such as mango, passion fruit and grapefruit. It is 8.6% ABV with 51 IBUs. Coast Haste comes in in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans, and draft.
Pumpkin Patch Ale offers strong aromas and flavors of cinnamon, cloves and caramelized pumpkins, the company reports, with hints of toffee malts and spicy hops with a slightly lingering finish. It is 5.1% ABV with 25 IBUs. Pumpkin Patch Ale comes in 750-ml. bottles and draft.
Both beers are available this month.