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Beer Review - Santa's Private Reserve

Rogue Ales' Santa's Private Reserve comes equipped with built in nightlights -glistening snowflakes that GLOW-IN-THE-DARK. Dedicated to the Chris Kringle in each of us, Santa's Private Reserve is brewed in small batches, and available nationwide for the holiday season in serigraphed 22oz bottles and 12oz six packs.
Forget the fruit cake, ties and socks...give your loved ones something they really want for Christmas, like the Santa's gift set. This pre-packaged holiday gift set includes a 22oz bottle and a stemmed serigraphed glass inside a collectible gift box. Gift set available by calling the Rogue Brewery at 541-867-3660 or at
A 2009 World Beer Championship Gold Medal winner, Santa's Private Reserve is a double-hopped red ale and is a reddish-copper color with a roasty, malt flavor and a well balanced, spruce finish. This holiday elixir is brewed with 10 Ingredients: Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Chinook & Rogue Farm Revolution & Freedom Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.
In the making of Santa's Private Reserve, Rogue Ales uses hops and barley from our company farms. Rogue's 42-acre micro hopyard is located in Oregon's Wigrich Appellation and the Rogue GYO barley farm is located in Oregon's Tygh Valley Appellation. Rogue remains committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing our own.


Rogue Ales Brewmaster John "More Hops" Maier

Born in Riverside, CA in 1955, John originally moved to Portland, OR as a child in 1962. Later, he moved to Vista, CA after graduating from Vista High School in 1973. Afterwards, he attended the Devry Institute of Technology (Phoenix, AZ) and graduated in 1975.

John was employed by Hughes Aircraft Co. in El Segundo, CA from 1975 to 1986 as a Senior Electronic Technician. While there, he worked on the F-14 Tomcat Radar System.

In the Fall of 1986, John attended the Siebel Institute of Technology and graduated from their 50th course in Brewing Technology. That same year he brewed a barleywine that won the American Homebrewer Association’s Homebrewer of the Year Award.

The Alaskan Brewery in Juneau hired John as an Assistant Brewmaster in March of 1987. He left in May of 1989. John was there for the very first brew at the Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport, Oregon. He has since brewed over 100,000 pints of Rogue Ale and his ales have won over 500+ awards for taste and excellence.





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