03 October 2016
Pumpkin Patch Ale can only be brewed when Mother Nature deems Rogue Farms Dream Pumpkins ripe. This means the small orange gourds are deep orange in color and their sweetness has peaked from the warm Oregon summer.
Pumpkin Patch Ale begins in the dirt at Rogue Farms. One acre of Dream Pumpkins was planted in late spring alongside the Rogue Farms hops, jalapeños, marionberries and buzzing honey bees. As soon as they were picked, the pumpkins were driven to the Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon just 77 miles away. The pumpkins were hand-chopped and seeded, roasted in pizza ovens, and pitched fresh into the brew kettle along with vanilla bean, ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel and Rogue Farms Independent hops to create Pumpkin Patch Ale.
“It takes time to plant, grow, harvest, roast and brew with our own pumpkins, but real pumpkin beer is worth the wait,” said Rogue Brewmaster John Maier.
Pumpkin Patch Ale is now available nationwide in 750 Ml bottles and on draft. For more information on Pumpkin Patch Ale and growing pumpkin beer visit rogue.com.