Rogue 21


A 21 ale salute, a special event will be held at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland on July 21st (of course) for the new Rogue Oregon Beer Festival offering.

Here are the old ale beer details:
“21 Ale is dedicated to Art Larrance and Teddy Peetz, the founders of the Oregon Brewers Festival.

21 Ale is brewed with 14 ingredients: 2 Row, Briess Amber, C-40, Wyermann Carafa & Rogue Farms RiskTM Malt; Willamette, US Goldings & Rogue Farms Revolution Hops; Simpsons Golden Naked Oats; Franco-Belges Carawheat; Molasses, Brewer’s Licorice, Wyeast Old Ale Blend Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.”

Raccoon Lodge & Cascade Brewing

Boy did I have a tour of this wonderful place. Not only did I talk to Art Larrance who runs the place, but then I got tours from Ron Gansberg the head brewer and another tour from Curtis the assistant brewer. These guys are really cool.

I sampled so many beers including a Gose that they are working on plus so many NW sour beers. They have so many variations that it boggles the mind. I had their Cask IPA which is another example of the milder Oregon style of IPA. I tried their Mouton Rouge which was very sour. So good. Dark, dark red with a berry sharpness.

I would have to say that if you wanted to try something different. The Bruery and Cascade Brewing are the places to go on the west coast.