Rogue Ales Releases Honey Kolsch and Marionberry Braggot

Bottles of Marionberry Braggot and Honey Kolsch. (image courtesy of Rogue Ales)

In time for spring Rogue Ales has released its Honey Kolsch and Marrionberry Braggot that were both made from Rogue Farms raised honey from its 7,140,289 honeybees.

Its these 7 million plus bees that Rogue Farms raises on its farm in Independence, Oregon that goes into making both of these two beverages. Rogue Farms honeybees feed on nectar from marionberry, cherry, pumpkin, jalapeño and wildflower blossoms, creating a honey that captures the terroir of the Rogue’s farm. It’s a symbiotic relationship between the bees and the farm; pollinating improves the quality and productivity of the crops, while Rogue Farms provides a healthy environment for the bees.

“Pollinators are not only an essential part of our farm but also crucial to the whole copmany – they impact a quarter of our products,” stated Rogue Ales President Brett Joyce in a news release. “Bees take care of us, so we take care of them.”

Learn a bit more about the process that Rogue Farms uses to raise its bees from Rogue Beer Farmer Cheryl Gillson in the following video.

Honey Kolsch
Style: Kolsch
Food Pairing: Spicy, Cheese
Description: We grow bees. Taste the difference.
10 Ingredients: Rogue Farms Dare™ and Risk™ Malts; Wheat, DextraPils & Aciduated Malts; Rogue Hopyard Honey & Wild Flower Honey; Alluvial Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Kolsch #2 Yeast.
12oz Bottle, Draft & 6 Packs / 12° Plato / 5% ABV / 26 IBU / 63 AA / 2° L
Honey Kolsch Awards:
2016 & 2015 Honey Beer Competition – Gold & Best in Show
2015 World Beer Championships, Gold
2015 World Beverage Competition, Bronze
2014 World Beer Competition, Bronze

A glass pour of Rouge Honey Kolsch. (image courtesy of Rogue Ales)

Marionberry Braggot
Style: Braggot
Food Pairing: Spicy, Cheese
Description: Marionberry Braggot combines Marioberries, grown and hand-picked at Rogue Farms, with Hopyard Honey, collected from 7,140,289 Rogue Farms honeybees to create a true taste of the terroir of the Wigrich Appellation.
17 Ingredients: Rogue Farms Honey & Wildflower Honey; Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Dare™ R-1, Dare™ R-3, Risk™ R-1, Risk™ R-3, Risk™ R-7, Maier Munich & C120 Malts; Rogue Farms Flaked Rye; Rogue Farms Rebel Hops; Rogue Farms Marionberries & Marionberry Juice; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.
750ml Bottle / 26° Plato / 11.4% ABV / 17 IBU / 84 AA / 32° L
Marionberry Braggot Awards:
2016 Honey Beer Competition, 3rd
2015 World Beer Championships, Gold
2015 Greg Noonan Mondial de la Biere Contest, Gold
2014 European Beer Star, Bronze

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