Rogue Brew 10,000 Ale
We were lucky enough to have a pint of this one-off special offering from Rogue on Friday at Mahar's. It was created in celebration of head brewer John Maier's 10,000th batch of beer at Rogue. It was soft and creamy, but with a hop-fueled alcoholic bite. Somewhat reminiscent of a barley wine, but more complex and with a different "burn" on the finish. A smooth and malty DIPA? Rogue says that it doesn't fit any one style, and we certainly won't argue that. Plenty of good stuff going on in there. Really interesting beer, glad to have had the chance to try it.
What the brewery says:
Brew 10,000: One Brewer, Eighteen Years, Ten-Thousand Batches of Beer.
Brew 10,000 is not so much a style of beer, rather it is a new recipe using some of the best ingredients John Maier has ever brewed with... Vienna, French Special Aroma, and Maris Otter Pale Malts; Yakima Summit and German Saphir Hops, Free-range Coastal Waters, and PacMan Yeast.Brew 10,000 was brewed only once, so its allocated and very, very limited. Its packaged in the swing-top 750-ml ceramic bottle and available only at select retailers...while supplies last...if you need to know where, ask Schuyler@rogue.com for a retailer near you.
Measurements: 21 degrees Plato, IBU 83, Apparent Attenuation 78,
Lovibond 18, ABV 10%.
No Chemicals, Additives, or Preservatives