UK launch for IPAs from Oregon using eight hop varieties

Rogue Ales IPA Hop

A range of craft beers from Oregon, using eight varietals of hops grown on the brewer’s own farms, has been introduced into the UK.

Rogue Ales’ latest Hop Family series of IPAs has been launched in 22oz (650ml) bottles in the on-trade and off-trade through specialist supplier Euroboozer.

The four beers are called 4 Hop IPA, 6 Hop IPA, 7 Hop IPA and 8 Hop IPA, all made with hops grown by Rogue Ales on a 42-acre hopyard on the banks of the Willamette River in Independence, Oregon. Their ABV is 4.44%, 6.66%, 7.77% and 8.88% respectively.

Each showcasing a unique blend of hops selected by Rogue brewmaster John Maier, they draw from eight varietals: Alluvial, Freedom, Independent, Liberty, Newport, Rebel, Revolution, and Yaquina.

John said: “We wanted to offer the wide range of flavours, aromas and bitterness of the eight varieties of hops we’ve grown at Rogue Farms. It’s the entire Rogue hop experience in four bottles.”

Each year, Rogue Farms strings, stakes, trains, trims, separates, sorts, kilns, cools and bales the hops it grows before sending them to the Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon.

Euroboozer founder Martyn Railton added: “We’re delighted to have this new foursome kicking off our new product development in 2016. With the IPA style continuing to see strong interest from consumers, we believe the beers will be big hitters.”

Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. It has won more than 1,700 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 50 countries.

Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños and pumpkins by growing its own.

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