04 June 2008
From Rogue Press Release:
NEWPORT, OR. - Rogue gave birth to two new Ales in the award-winning XS Family: Imperial Younger's Special Bitter and Imperial Porter. Imperial YSB and Imperial Porter join Old Crustacean Barleywine, Imperial India Pale Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, and Imperial Red Ale in the XS line which has been awarded 59 medals for taste and packaging. All XS products will be available July 1st in 750ml ceramic swing top bottles and in draft.
Imperial Younger's Special Bitter was originally brewed in 2006 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon. The Horse Brass Pub, owned by the legendary Don Younger, was Rogue's first account in Portland in 1989 and Younger's Special Bitter was developed by Rogue brewmaster John Maier as the house beer for the Horse Brass. Younger's Special Bitter was named in honor of William Younger, the brother of Don Younger, who passed in 1994. Younger's Special Bitter has garnered 24 awards for taste and excellence, and Imperial YSB received a Gold medal at the 2007 World Beer Championships.
Imperial Porter was first brewed in July 2007 as a special product for the Oregon Brewer's Festival and is an Imperial version of Rogue's award winning Mocha Porter. Mocha Porter has garnered 39 awards for taste and excellence.Celebrating its second century, Rogue Ales is an Artisan Varietal Brewery founded in Oregon in 1988, as one of America's first 50 microbreweries. Rogue has 550+ awards for taste and quality and is available nationally and in 10 countries.