Oregon is one of the many hotspots around the nation for craft beer and among the dozens of craft breweries in Oregon is the nationwide-known Rogue Ales. You might recognize Rogue Ales from their stellar Dead Guy Ale, but they’re getting ready to release their first a sour beer.
Rogue Ales, along with Hawaii’s Paradise Beverage, recently announced that they will soon be releasing the new sour beer, Paradise Pucker. The beer is said to be a “Hawaiian-inspired sour ale,” which was created using “passion fruit, orange and guava” (POG).
Rogue Ales the company has had an ever-running appreciation for Hawaii, and in the honor of the work with Hawaii’s Paradise Beverage, they’ve decided to dedicate the new sour to the state and Rogue’s late founder, Jack Joyce. Brett Joyce, who is the president of Rogue, provided some thoughts regarding the announcement.
“We’ve been wearing Tiki shirts for the late 768 Tuesdays. So you could say we had some pre-existing inspiration to make a POG beer,” Joyce said.
Rogue Ales is planning to release Paradise Pucker via draft as well as 22oz bottles throughout Hawaii. The brewery’s first-ever sour will begin selling this Sept. 1, though outside of Hawaii, the sour will only be available at Rogue locations.