Rogue Ales & Spirits debutes
Bintage Hop Cheddar
In a collaboration of crafts, Rogue Creamery and
Rogue Ales & Spirits debuted the first in a series of 2009 Bintage Hop Cheddar
and TouVelle cheeses this past weekend to a crowd of 5000 in Washington D.C. at
SAVOR, America’s premier beer and food tasting festival.
G.Y.O. HOP CHEESE.
Rogue Farms Independent Cheddar, the first in the series, is hand-mixed with GYO
Certified Independent Hops from the Rogue Micro Hopyard in Oregon’s Wigrich
Appellation. Each cheese in the series is made with one, or a combination, of
the 7 varieties of GYO Certified Aroma Hops grown on the Micro Hopyard. Whole
hop leaves are de-stemmed by hand, steeped in hot water, mixed into the cheese
curds and then pressed into 40 pound blocks. The next cheeses in the series,
Freedom & Liberty Cheddars, will debut mid-June.
Rogue Creamery is an artisan cheese maker with people dedicated to service,
sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade
cheese. They’ve received more than 70 awards for taste and quality.
THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT.
The two Rogues also debuted Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale. Made using ten
ingredients, including Independent hops, it’s a perfectly simple pairing for
Rogue Farms Independent Cheddar. The Rogue obsession with cheddar doesn’t stop
there. The two Rogues have collaborated in the past to create Morimoto Soba Ale
Cheddar and Chocolate Stout Cheddar, both recipients of multiple awards. They
are available at the Rogue Creamery cheese shop, Rogue Ales Public Houses and at
select gourmet retailers nationwide.
Rogue Ale’s brewery at Newport, Oregon is located between two world famous
cheese appellations, Tillamook and Bandon. The terroir of Oregon’s coast has
been producing beers and cheddar cheeses for more than three centuries.
The Growers, Farmers, Maltsters, Roasters, Millers, Mashers, Hoppers, Brewers,
Fermenters, Distillers, Smithers, Coopers, Ocean-Agers and Smokers of the Rogue
Department of Agriculture remain dedicated to saving the terroir of Oregon hops
& barley one acre at a time by growing their own.
For further information or digital photos, contact Brett: 2320 OSU Drive,
Newport, OR 97365 / P: (503) 241.3800 / F: (503) 241.3780 / BRETT@ROGUE.COM