Meet The Beard In San Diego

SAN DIEGO: The Beard arrived in this port city for the next leg in the 2015 World Wide Tour De Beard.Beard In San DiegoThe Beard has graciously opened many of his tour stops to the public, beginning at 3:00pm Friday, June 12th with a special event at Hamilton’s Tavern, longtime friends of the Beard.Firkin FridayThe Beard is bringing a cask of Younger’s Special Bitter just for this event. Hamilton’s will put seven other Rogue creations on draft including: Nitro Stout, Dead Guy, Hazelnut Brown, Captain Sigs Northwestern Ale, Oregasmic, Yellow Snow IPA and Mild Ale.

Mild Ale is rare brew crafted by The Beard and “Rogue Brew Day” Contest winner Ben Nelson. Ben and the gang from the Brewing Network traveled to the Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon to see how The Beard creates world class ales, porters, lagers, stouts, mead, kolsch and braggot from Rogue Farms grown ingredients.

Other San Diego stops of the 2015 World Wide Tour De Beard include:

Barrel Republic in Pacific Beach
Tiger!Tiger!
Keg N Bottle
Yard House

Dates and times will be added as they become available.

It’s A Beard, It’s A Plane!

Soar with John “The Beard” Maier in Beyond, the magazine of Alaska Airlines. This month’s issue features the People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic, a longtime favorite cause of the Beard. The weeklong ride on the Oregon Coast helps raise money and awareness for the fight against Arthritis. Please support the Beard’s ride on his personal donation page.

Alaska Air PCC

The Final Leg For The Beard

The Beard enters the final stretch today of his 174-mile bike ride from Seattle, Washington to Astoria, Oregon.

The start of the ride in sunny Seattle.

The start of the ride in sunny Seattle.

The day’s leg kicked off at 8:30am in South Bend, Washington and riders are headed 50 miles south on historic highway US 101 and are expected to arrive in Astoria about 3:00pm this afternoon. The day concludes with a celebration tonight at the Rogue Public House on Astoria’s historic Pier 39.

Enjoying the fine scenery of  Western Washington.

Enjoying the fine scenery of Western Washington.

International media and Beard fans are asked to refrain from flash photography while the Beard is riding as he is in training for the People’s Coast Arthritis Classic.

However, he may be available for photo opportunities and autographs during some of his unscheduled stops. Members of the public can support the Beard’s ride on his personal donation page. His goal is to raise $2,500 for the fight against arthritis.

The Beard thanks you in advance for your cooperation.

The Beard and his entourage on the first day of the ride.

The Beard and his entourage.

2015 World Wide Tour De Beard

June 11th -13th: National Homebrewers Conference, San Diego
July 19th: Ride The Revolution, Rogue Farm Independence, Oregon
July 22nd – 26th: 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland
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 Rides On

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The Beard on the Amgen People’s Coast Classic bike ride.

The Beard begin’s his annual 174.2 mile bike ride tomorrow morning to raise awareness for The Arthritis Foundation.

This trek begins in Seattle, Washington and ends two days later at the Rogue Ales Public House on pier 39 in Astoria, Oregon. This year will mark the 5th anniversary of the Beard’s annual participation in the Amgen People’s Coast Classic.

The Beard says, “This journey, my 5th, has become more than riding the coast – I’ve seen the devastating effects of many forms of arthritis and I am committed more than ever to helping fund research. Please join me!”

Click here to show your support for John “The Beard” Maier.

2015 World Wide Tour De Beard

June 3rd – 5th: Seattle To Astoria Bike Ride
June 11th -13th: National Homebrewers Conference, San Diego
July 19th: Ride The Revolution, Rogue Farm Independence, Oregon
July 22nd – 26th: 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland
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

Beard, Beer and Dog Lovers Unite!

Held every year to honor the memory of Brewer, John “The Beard” Maier’s beloved black lab, Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest is the Largest Dog-Beer Festival In The World. Bring your dog, your thirst and join us for a great time on the shores of Yaquina Bay.

Proceeds benefit local animal charities.

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The Beard has added several new stops to his 2015 World Wide Tour De Beard. Here’s where to see the Beard this summer and fall.

2015 World Wide Tour De Bear

June 3rd – 5th: Seattle To Astoria Bike Ride
June 11th -13th: National Homebrewers Conference, San Diego
July 19th: Ride The Revolution, Rogue Farm Independence, Oregon
July 22nd – 26th: 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland
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

Happy Birthday Beard

Join us as we hoist a glass of Old Crusty and wish Happy Birthday to John “The Beard” Maier.

Why Old Crusty? Because that’s the recipe the Beard used to win the 1987 American Homebrewers Association Homebrewer of the Year award. And the rest is craft brewing history… Prost!

Happy Birthday Beard

The Beard Welcomes The Brewing Network

The Beard greeted the cast and crew of The Brewing Network’s On The Road during their recent visit to Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. The Beard proved himself to be a man of few words, but also of many world class beers.

The Beard Toasts His Fellow Beer Legends

The Beard thanks his fellow legends who joined him Wednesday night as they raised a pint to British Brewer Samuel Smith at the Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern. The Brits and Yanks: A Toast To Tradition! event was one of many held this week in Portland, Oregon for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference.

In no particular order. Anderson Valley’s Fal Allen, Brooklyn’s Garrett Oliver, Ecliptic’s John Harris, Ninkasi’s Jamie Floyd, Pelican’s Darron Welch, Rogue’s John Maier and Sierra Nevada’s Danny Khan

A gathering of craft beer greatness. Anderson Valley’s Fal Allen, Breakside’s Nao Ohdera, Brooklyn’s Garrett Oliver (not pictured), Ecliptic’s John Harris, Fremont’s Matt Lincoln, Merchant Du Vin’s Tom Bowers, Ninkasi’s Jamie Floyd, Oakshire’s Matt Van Wyk, Pegasus’ John Harris, Pelican’s Darron Welch, Sierra Nevada’s Danny Khan and the Beard. Photo by Amanda L. Smith – Courtesy of Merchant du Vin.