One Beard, 19,000 Brews

Congratulations to Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier for his 19,000th brew with Rogue Ales and Spirits. To commemorate the event, John brewed this year’s batch of Wet Hop Ale using hops picked that morning at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

From bine to brew, it was a mere 5 hours and 37 minutes.

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Thanks John for 27 years and thousands of World Class ales, porters, lagers, stouts, mead, kolsch and braggots. Here’s to another 19,000 brews!

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Ask The Beard, What Is The Meaning Of Beer?

Today, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier answers your probing and important questions.

What is the meaning of beer?
Do you ever get brewing ideas at night?
Do you name your fermenting vessels?

Have a question for the Beard? Please leave them below in the comments section.

The Beard In Yellowstone

The Beard took a break from his participation in Cycle Greater Yellowstone to thank his many supporters who responded to yesterday’s “Where Is The Beard?” post.

Due to the overwhelming number of correct answers, the Beard wishes to acknowledge a failure to truly challenge the brilliant deductive reasoning powers of the hirsute community and promises to provide a more demanding contest in the future.

Brewmaster John "The Beard" Maier at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Where In The World Is The Beard? August 20, 2015.

Rogue Nation drones captured this image of Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier outside his tent at an undisclosed location. Clues to his whereabouts are below the photo.

John Tent Yellowstone Ride Aug 2015


  • 1: Yogi Bear
  • 2: Bikes
  • 3: Beartooth Highway

Answers may be submitted in the comments section.

The Beard Rides Yellowstone


amgen web cropJohn “The Beard” Maier has confirmed the addition of Cycle Greater Yellowstone to the 2015 World Wide Tour De Beard.

Starting August 15th and concluding on August 22nd, Cycle Greater Yellowstone is a series of day long bike rides through the breathtaking scenery of Montana and Wyoming.

FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: The specifics of the Beard’s itinerary are not being released for the security of the Beard and his entourage. Flash photography is discouraged while the Beard is riding.

FOR THE PUBLIC: The Beard may make himself available for autographs at some of the planned stops along the routes, but please do not interrupt him as he rides. The Beard thanks you for your cooperation.

For more information, contact Cher at

2015 World Wide Tour De Beard
July 24th: 11th Annual Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tournament, Troutdale, Oregon
August 15th – 22nd: Cycle Greater Yellowstone
September 12th -19th: People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic, Oregon Coast



The Beard Has The Answers

beard_beer1In response to the article titled, They Made Beer From Beard Yeast (And We Have Questions), Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier has issued the following answers.

1: Beard Yeast is a previously undiscovered variety of wild yeast cultivated from The Beard. As The Beard has been brewing for more than 27 years, finding a fermentable yeast hidden in his follicles is not so far fetched.

2: Beard Beer does not need to be defined by style or with tasting notes. It is simply meant to be enjoyed.

3: We do not know if it tastes like a beard because we don’t know what a beard tastes like.