As if most of us needed an excuse to try a new beer! Honestly, we’ll try anything bacon related at least once… and there’s a fair share of us who enjoy a good cold one as well. Therefore we had to try this Maple Bacon Ale made by Rogue.
A little history on Rogue… and no, this isn’t your average, boring history lesson. This is a little background on an awesome brewery that was started by real home brewers who love good beer and respect honor and commitment.
Rogue Ale, an American craft brewery, is owned by Jack Joyce, Bob Woodell, and Rob Strasser. It was founded in 1988 in Ashland, Oregon. The following year they expanded into Newport Oregon which is where they are now headquartered. Rogue Ale has brewpubs in Oregon, Washington, and California. They also export throughout the US and internationally.
Their principles are unique and straight-forward. They start with six statements known as Rogue’s “Fundamental Agreement”.
• The way ahead is clear.
• Be honest about the battlefield.
• Throw out the old rules that don’t make sense.
• Get out of the comfort zone.
• Go to the front of the fight and stay there.
• And most important, cut out all the B.S.
Because of Rogue’s unique approach, they’ve developed some rather interesting beers. One of those beers was inspired by Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughmut with their slogan, “The Magic is in the Hole”. Voodoo Doughnut is widely known for having the most unique doughnuts and one being their Maple Bacon Doughnut. Rogue decided to take this ultimately amazing, delicious, mouthwatering, tantalizing (do we need any more adjectives?) doughnut and liquefy it! Behold! A bacon beer! Rogue created the Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale. And we tried it! Here are the facts, so check it:
Malts: Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts
Speciality: Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring
Hops: Perle, Sterling
Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast, Free Range Coastal Water
750 mL Bottle
We really don’t know what all that means since we’re not brewers… But we know bacon. And all we can say is the beer smelled delicious and was awesome with a side of bacon. Duh.