Come join us this Wednesday, October 26, for our final release and tap-takeover at Rogue Eastside!
After almost 13 years and 500 batches, the Green Dragon Brewers’ final stammtisch and release party at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery will be this Wednesday at 5:30 pm, where we’ll release “Finale IPA” and a handful of other great beers we’ve been waiting to launch.
Rogue has decided to cease brewing operations at this location, and we hope you will join us for a final toast to say “Thanks!” to Rogue and for the release of Finale IPA, a nod to our first batch at Rogue: Finally IPA, brewed way back in 2009.
While this chapter may be ending, we have some very exciting things coming up to take the program to new territory (news to come!)
We hope to see you for this final stammtisch at Rogue Eastside!
Worn-out old Green Dragon t-shirts encouraged!
Green Dragon Brewers
UPDATE: New School Beer wrote an article about our changes:
Green Dragon Brew Crew ends decade long relationship at Rogue Ales
In Norse mythology, the Midgard (aka World) Serpent, named Jörmungandr, was the middle child of Loki & Angrdoða that Odin threw into the sea. It grew so large that it encircled the entire globe and grasped its own tail. When it releases its tail, Ragnarök (the war of the gods) will begin and Jörmungandr will face Thor and be destroyed before Thor himself dies.
This beer was made in honor of this epic tale. Generous amounts of locally sourced ingredients including, Bravo and Centennial hops, paired with all Mecca Grade specialty malts, make this a truly special PNW IPA. In this version, 19# of fresh Centennial from Crosby Hop farms were added to the whirlpool.
What’s your first memory of beer? Growing up during the microbrew revolution here in Cascadia I remember getting sips of my parents beers, from the intensely hoppy ruby-hued Rogue Old Crustacean, to malty Scottish ales such as Bert Grant’s Celtic Copper and a Granville Island limited release made for the Celtica music festival in 1990. When I left Cascadia for college in Minnesota I loved Summit Pale Ale, but missing the big malty, hoppy beers of my native Oregon was one of the reasons I took up the mash paddle as a 17-year old. By 19, I’d won my first medal for a homebrew, and gotten a copy of Michael Jackson’s Pocket Guide to beer, which was a great inspiration when I became a regular at Rumplestiltskins in Cork City and began to discover German and Belgian beers. Joining the Oregon Brew Crew in 1999 when I moved back to Oregon at age 21 was instrumental to launching my career in beer and cider, joining Willamette Week as a beer writer in 2000.
To toast the OBC’s 40th birthday I teamed up with the Green Dragon Brewers to recreate a 2009 Cascadian Dark Ale recipe with the same hop bill, now using Mecca Grade Malt from Eastern Oregon. The focus is on a hint of roast character and layers of resinous Northwest hops. I’ve loved CDAs since I first tasted Phillips Black Toque in 2003, and became obsessed with the style, organizing a Symposium on CDAs at Belmont Station in January 2010. I hope you’ll join me in raising a toast to the Oregon Brew Crew and the rich history of brewing in Cascadia.
This week we present a Habergeiss Vienna Lager! This is an Austrian/Germanic mythical animal that is a cross between a goat and goblin (and sometimes a bird!) that will take bad children away in its zistl (basket).
This beer, however, is a smooth, malty lager with a touch of toast character. Delicately hopped with Saaz for just the right balance. We gave it an extended lagering for exceptional smoothness and clarity.