Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Jul 30, 2010 Rogue Ales Chatoe Rogue First Growth Single Malt Ale SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNewport, Oregon, USA $8-9 for 650mlwww.rogue.comMaybe it’s the industry, maybe it’s the atmosphere and maybe it’s alcohol, but the folks at Rogue Ales have the best sense of humour on the beer shelves. Married with amazing beer craftsmanship, marketing savvy and an inherent locavore culture, Rogue has achieved well-deserved success in the competitive microbrew field. They are the Phillips Beer of Oregon.And like Phillips, Rogue is forever keeping us on our toes (tastebuds?), tempting us with an oft-changing lineup of seasonal, limited release brews. They’ve deemed their new line, Chatoe Rogue, as GYO Certified, a Rogue term for Grow Your Own. They’ve done just that, farming their own hops (at their Hopyard) and barley (via their Barley Bench). The Barley from their 235 acre farm was used in the creation of 2 types of malts – Dare and Risk, aptly named for their gutsy decision to plant in the unproven Tygh Valley Appellation. Though the Dare malt is featured in this Ale, the Risk malt has also proven to be a success, utilized in their Dirtoir Black Lager and in a new spirit called Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, currently aging (woot!). Rogue even named the latitude and longitude of the Hopyard and Barley Bench on their bottle. My wine geekness loves the Bordeaux reference – First Growth, Chatoe/Chateaux, Terroir-driven – cheers!Local Malt + Hops + Water + Yeast = yum. First Growth Single Malt Ale pours a hazy golden amber, with a clean orange, malty nose and flavours of citrus, hoppy herbs, grass and a mild sweet floral kiss. Medium bodied, this ale finishes zesty and dry. We paired this with a blistered thin crust arugula and basil laden Margherita pizza – delish.It’s so true people – life is too short to drink boring beer. In Victoria, head down to my local, Cook St. Village Liquor, to check out their outstanding microbrew selection. Time it for Wednesday nights and you can chat up award-winning beer writer, EAT columnist and brew expert Adem Tepedelen.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)Beer & CiderWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Comments are closed.