The 2014 World Tour De Beard heads to Atlanta this week to celebrate two of the greatest gifts from the Gods of fermentation, beer and cheese.
The Beard’s hometown of Newport, Oregon is tucked between the celebrated dairy appellations of Bandon and Tillamook, and the Beard has long supported the renaissance of American Artisan Cheese.
The events this week will highlight the Beard’s collaboration with artisan cheesemakers, and why beer and cheese is a superior pairing to cheese and wine.
Beer in Cheese – Collaboration of a Cheese Maker and Brewmaster
Wednesday, October 1st – 12:15pm
Institut du Fromage
Beer and Cheese Pairing
Thursday, October 2nd – 5:15pm
Gourmet Foods International Campus
VIP Beer and Cheese Event – Atlanta Cheese Festival
Friday, October 3rd – 6:30pm
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Please note: Not all events are open to the public and members of the international press will have to contact the sponsoring organization for access.
Cows Don’t Eat Grapes.
The 2014 World Tour De Beard is on hiatus with the Beard back in his hometown of Newport, Oregon following his a day, 361-mile, two wheeled sojourn of the Oregon Coast.
The Beard wishes to thank his many supporters for making this ride a success and for raising more than $5,000 for the Arthritis Foundation.
Receiving a police escort through North Bend.
Greeting fans and supporters.
Enjoying the views along the Oregon Coast.
The traditional “raising of the bikes” with hirsute companion Chris Studach.
At the end of the ride.
Meanwhile, the Beard has added a new stop on the 2014 Tour. He has accepted an invitation from the Atlanta Cheese Festival to deliver a BEARD Talk on how to pair beer with cheese. The event will be held Friday, October 3rd at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
The 2014 World Tour De Beard resumed this morning as the Beard, and his fellow riders of the Amgen People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic, pushed off this morning from the tiny coastal hamlet of Yachats, Oregon.
Today’s 59-mile leg sees the Beard riding through some of the most stunning scenery of the Oregon Coast. From the ocean hugging cliffs of Cape Perpetua, the heaving waters of the Devil’s Churn, past the Heceta Head Lighthouse and the Oregon Sand Dunes.
Tonight, the Beard will overnight at an undisclosed location near Lakeside, Oregon. The Beard has released these additional photos from the Tour De Beard stop in Newport, the hometown of the Beard and of Rogue Ales and Spirits.
People’s Coast Classic riders arriving at Rogue World Headquarters.
Riding the pier next to Rogue Ales and Spirits.
Touring one of the busiest fishing ports on the West Coast.
The Beard leads his fellow riders on a behind the scenes tour of the Rogue Brewery and Distillery.
Celebrating with the day with the Beard as he taps a keg.
Tomorrow, the Beard and his fellow riders face grueling headwinds averaging 18 miles per hour as they traverse the next leg of the ride from Lakeside to Port Orford, Oregon.
The 2014 World Tour De Beard is on the Oregon Coast this week. The Beard is riding the entire 363-mile coastline for the Amgen People’s Coast Classic.
The Beard began his ride Sunday morning at the Rogue Public House in Astoria. The most currently available GPS data places the Beard and other riders near Newport, Oregon, the hometown of Rogue Ales and Spirits and the Beard. More precise information is being withheld for security reasons.
The following photos of the ride are being released to the media and for public distribution.
The Beard at the start of the ride.
Setting off for the first leg, from Astoria to Tillamook.
The Beard riding through Rockaway Beach.
The Gospel according to the Beard.
Greeting a fan at Cape Lookout.
On Day 3, riders park their bicycles in the Wood Room of the Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon.
The Beard providing a behind the scenes tour of the brewery for assembled international media and members of the public.
The Beard resumed his journey Tuesday morning. Fans are reminded that flash photography is not permitted while the Beard is riding.
The Beard extends his congratulations to all the other nominees and accepts this award on their behalf.
Top Ten Strangest Ingredients In Craft Beer
The Beard announced today that he has suspended his 2014 World Tour De Beard so he may be present at the 2014 Rogue Farms Hop Harvest. The harvest is expected to begin at 6:34am, Wednesday, August 20th at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon with the picking of Freedom Hops.
The Beard has packed his hop picking basket and will select the Freedom cones he’ll use to brew this year’s batch of Wet Hop Ale. The other Rogue Farms hop he’s using to brew Wet Hop Ale is the Yaquina variety, tentatively scheduled to be picked on August 28th.
The 2014 World Tour De Beard resumes on Sunday, September 7th with the Beard riding in the 2014 Amgen People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic. A full schedule of tour stops is currently in development and will be made available to the media and the public.
Today, the Beard announced he is adding six new days of tour stops to the 2014 World Tour De Beard.
The Beard will ride along the Oregon Coast, from Astoria to Brookings, starting September 7th – September 12th. A full schedule of public and private events will be released as they become available.
The Beard wishes to thank everyone who has supported him so far on his coastal bike ride.
The Beard has completed his annual pilgrimage to the Oregon Brewers Festival in the Mecca of Beer, Portland, Oregon.
He was especially pleased this year to serve as the Grand Marshal of the opening parade, an honor he shared with Rogue Ales and Spirits President Brett Joyce.
The Beard and Brett in the parade of the Oregon Brewers Festival.
The parade was led by the Monks and their unique Beard iconography.
The Beard and Brett officially opened the Oregon Brewers Festival with the ceremonial tapping of the keg.
The Beard’s will rest today for a period of quiet reflection, then will resume the 2014 World Tour De Beard Friday, July 25th with an appearance in the 10th Annual Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tournament.
The Sasquatch BrewAm supports the craft beer industry through scholarships which sends brewers from the Pacific Northwest to the Siebel Institute and the American Brewers Guild to further their knowledge and their craft.
The 2014 World Tour De Beard was temporarily suspended as the Beard welcomed Iron Chef Morimoto to the Rogue World Headquarters in Newport, Oregon.
The Beard and Morimoto have collaborated previously to create three beers, Morimoto Black Obi Soba, Morimoto Imperial Pilsner, Morimoto Soba Ale and renewed their commitment to the Revolution and to challenge the status quo.
Greeting the Iron Chef at the Roguesonian.
Iron Chef and Beard at work in the Rogue Brewery.
The Iron Chef takes the Rogue Nation Pledge Of Allegiance.
The Iron Chef rides the Iron Horse at the Rogue Brewery and Distillery.
An inside look at how we distill World Class Spirits.
Touring the barrel room where we ocean age our spirits.
The Beard and Morimoto toast to Growing The Revolution in 2014!
Afterwards, Iron Chef headed 77 miles over the Oregon Coast Range to see for himself how Rogue grows its proprietary palate of flavors at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
The Beard will resume his regular schedule of appearances Wednesday, July 23rd for the opening parade of the Oregon Brewers Festival.
The Beard hits the road this weekend for a 200 mile ride from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR.
As a result, these new stops have been added to the 2014 World Tour De Beard.
Saturday, July 12th
University of Washington – Seattle, WA – 4:20am
Frank’s Cheese Emporium – Puyallup, WA – 7:18am to 7:23am
Circle K – Spanaway, WA – 8:34am to 8:39am
World Museum of Wax – Yelm, WA – 10:47am to 10:42am
El Dino de Tenino – Tenino, WA – 11:51am to 11:56am
Betty’s Bait Shoppe – Centralia, WA – 1:22pm – 1:58pm
A Man’s Home – Castle Rock, WA – 3:23pm to 3:27pm
The Short Of It – Longview, WA – 4:36pm to 4:41pm
Lahar’s Mud Pies – Rainier, OR – 6:23pm to 6:28pm
Dairy Queen – Scapoose, OR – 7:47pm to 7:55pm
The Beard will conclude his ride at the Rogue Distillery and Public House at 14th and NW Flanders in Portland, OR. Due to the variables in undertaking such a long and arduous ride, his arrival and departure times at this location can not be determined in advance.
Members of his entourage will include David Gremmels and Cary Bryant of Rogue Creamery, Bill Bloxom, Michelle Lanker, Steve Cardin, and Elliott Crowder from Bike Newport.
Please do not attempt to stop, block or otherwise interfere with the Beard while he is riding. This is for your personal safety and the safety of the Beard. Members of the public may take photographs of the Beard for personal use while he is riding provided that they maintain a comfortable distance. Flash photography is not permitted.