Adam goes North…West!

June 2, 2016


rogue brewery1Last month, I had the amazing opportunity to take a trip up to the Pacific Northwest; Oregon- to be exact. If you’ve been loyal to Taco Mac for long, you know we have an amazing relationship with Rogue, a brewery out of Newport, Oregon. Taco Mac was the first restaurant in the Southeast to serve Rogue on tap in the early nineties, and I’m proud to say we still keep a close relationship with the team there. We’ve had such a blast keeping up with them over the last 15 years and always enjoy their new and unique products. In fact, one of my favorite beers ever is their Morimoto Soba Ale. I know, I know…a beer guy who claims a wheat beer among one of their tops? All I have to say is…don’t judge it until you try it!

My experience in Oregon was amazing and Rogue is a really unique brewery. They own and operate Rogue Farms in Central Oregon along the Willamette River. A full service farm, they grow and harvest a variety of ingredients for their beers, spirits and wine including: hops, malting barley, rye, hazelnuts, berries and pumpkins! If you ever see a beer with the Rogue Farms label on it, you can rest assured that they grew every single ingredient on the farms. These beers are characterized by their “dirtoir,” the combination of factors, including soil, climate and environment that gives Rogue beer its unique, and amazing, flavor.

My trip to Oregon was one of a kind – man, they do it differently up there. I became a sworn in member of Rogue Nation through an oath given to me by Global Ambassador Swany (while he stood barefoot on the bar, I might add.) I shucked oysters and ate them out of the shell just feet from where they were harvested. Oregon is a diverse state, and just about as different from Georgia as you can get. I really enjoyed my trip there- but was glad to get back down to the South! Next time you’re in one of our restaurants, try out a Rogue. You won’t be disappointed!

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