From Rogue Brewing out of Oregon comes the “Beard Beer” a beer using yeast found in the brewmaster John Maier’s beard (Yes you read that right! eek). The Belgian Style Ale pours a golden amber colour with a white head. The beer smells of beard…. ok no just kidding it smells of malts, citrus, floral hops and an overall sweetness. The flavour luckily was not of beard either but of malts, hops, citrus, grapes and some caramel. The beer did have a bit of an oily texture though… was this the beard coming through? The alcohol content of the brew is 5.6%. I was very hesitant to pick up this beer or even drink it at all until I happened on a Rogue Ales Public House and found a bottle. My curiosity like a cat took hold and I purchased it. Luckily it did not kill me like happens to some cats and it actually tasted really good.
Commercial Description: It’s here! Our latest brew Dedicated to Beards, Beard Beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maier’s Beard. No Need to freak out, Brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same Old Growth Beard since 1983 and for over 15,000 brews, so it is no great suprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard.
What does Beard Beer taste like? Try it, we think you’ll be suprised…