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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

•Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits is launching two new craft ciders this fall. The first, Fruit Salad Cider, is a mix of cherries and plums from Rogue’s Tygh Valley, Oregon farm, blended with Oregon-sourced apples, peaches, marionberries, pears and apricots. The second, 7 Hop Cider, is an apple cider that is dry-hopped with seven varieties of hops from Rogue’s Independence, Oregon farm. Both ciders will debut in 22-ounce bottles and on draft in December. Meanwhile, Rogue has re-launched its Rogue Farms Wet Hop Ale, a returning limited edition entry. Made with fresh Freedom and Yaquina hops sourced from the Independence farm, Wet Hop Ale—available on draft—is produced within a short timeframe, with the hops harvested, transported to the Rogue Brewery and brewed in a little over two hours.

•Longmont, Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery is bringing back its limited release seasonal Ten Fidy Imperial Stout this month to its 35-state distribution footprint. The 10.5%-abv offering is made with two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten Fidy will be available in four-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft through February 2015. Oskar Blues, which also operates a second brewery in Brevard, North Carolina, has a portfolio that also includes Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Old Chub, among others.

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