Last summer Rogue Ales collided with Pendleton Woolen Mills on Rogue Pendleton Pilsner. Now a year later the two well-known Oregon based companies’ team up again on a new beer, Pendleton Pale Ale that honors our Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park.
Set to launch just in time for National Park Week the begins on April 16, Pendleton Pale Ale is brewed with hops and malts grown on Rogue Farms in Oregon that honors our state’s scenic beauty. Pendleton Pale Ale will be available in 12 oz. cans at select retail locations, Rogue Pubs, and Pendleton stores throughout the Beaver State. Pendleton Woolen Mills’ National Parks Collection that was released last year inspired the can’s label design.
Pendleton Woolen Mills has been an a six generation family owned iconic Oregon company that recently celebrated its 153rd year in business. Pendleton is highly regarded for its fabric milling operations. It was 100 years ago that Pendleton’s first connection to our beloved National Parks came about when it released its first National Park Blanket, Glacier Stripe, honoring Glacier National Park in Northern Montana.
“We can’t think of a better time to honor our state’s only National Park than on the 100th birthday year of the National Park Service,” said Rogue President, Brett Joyce in a news release. “Pendleton has done such a wonderful job paying homage to the great outdoors with their National Parks program, it’s a privilege for us to brew this beer inspired by the beauty found in our own backyard.”
“Pendleton honored Glacier National Park in 1916 with the creation of the first national park blanket, Glacier Stripe,” said Mort Bishop, President Pendleton in a news release. “Celebrating America’s treasures became a part of the Pendleton brand from that point. Pendleton welcomes Pendleton Pale Ale to the National Parks Collection of products. We’re pleased that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Pendleton Pale Ale will be included in our donation to the National Park Foundation for two landmark projects.”
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.