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November 2015 – Beer Summit II: Drink the Rainbow

Ah, November – the month in which Western New York begins its inexorable annual transformation into a tiny exclave of Antarctica.

In honor of the liquid precipitation that will soon become no more than… 2,282 more words


The Calendar Says November, So Why Are We Planting Barley?

Forget what you were told about spring being planting season and fall being the season of the harvest. While all that is correct, it’s not entirely true. 384 more words

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Why Our Drones Are Doomed

At first glance, a Rogue Farms drone seems to live a charmed life.

The drones, aka the male honeybees, exist for just one purpose. Their only role is to mate with a queen from another colony. 401 more words

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Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch

Beer: Kolsch

Alcohol %: 5.9

Brewery: Rogue Ales – Newport, Oregon

Colour: Pours pale gold and slightly hazy with a one finger white head that recedes rather quickly 3.5/5… 128 more words


Pick Em, Dry Em, Smoke Em

If you like spice in your beer, you’ll love what we’re picking this week at Rogue Farms.

This is the start of our jalapeño harvest. Just a two-acre patch, puny compared to most pepper growers, but we’re still excited about it.  266 more words

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Welcome To Fall At Rogue Farms

Summer slipped into Autumn at 1:22AM here at Rogue Farms. When we headed out for the morning chores we saw this, steam from the hop kilns catching the light from the rising sun. 11 more words

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Coedo Taproom, Causeway Bay

The other week I decided to finally check out the Coedo Taproom that opened up in the summer in Causeway Bay. Coedo Brewery is a great Japanese Craft Beer company that I have enjoyed at a number of occasions since I have moved out to Hong Kong, and this their first Taproom outside of Japan. 547 more words