Rogue Ales & Spirits announces the release of Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale, brewed with fresh pumpkins grown and harvested at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
Pumpkin Patch Ale is created using fresh pumpkins grown at the Rogue Hop Farm in Independence, Oregon. In the fall, the pumpkins will ripen and be ready for harvest. Rogue employees hand pick and load the pumpkins into a farm truck and immediately drive them 77 miles to our brewery in Newport where they will be cleaned and chopped by hand and roasted in our pizza oven before being placed into the brew kettle.
Pumpkin Patch Ale can only be brewed when Mother Nature deems Rogue Farms Dream Pumpkins ripe. This means the small orange gourds are deep orange in color and their sweetness has peaked from the warm Oregon summer.
Pumpkin Patch Ale begins in the dirt at Rogue Farms. One acre of Dream Pumpkins was planted in late spring alongside the Rogue Farms hops, jalapeños, marionberries and buzzing honey bees. As soon as they were picked, the pumpkins were driven to the Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon just 77 miles away. The pumpkins were hand-chopped and seeded, roasted in pizza ovens, and pitched fresh into the brew kettle along with vanilla bean, ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel and Rogue Farms Independent hops to create Pumpkin Patch Ale.
“It takes time to plant, grow, harvest, roast and brew with our own pumpkins, but real pumpkin beer is worth the wait,” said Rogue Brewmaster John Maier.
About Rogue Ales & Spirits
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988 as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won more than 1,800 awards for taste, quality and packaging and is available in all 50 states as well as 54 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.Disclosure: this article may contain affiliate links. Read our ad and affiliate policies for more details.