The Beard Welcomes The Iron Chef

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.

Greeting the Iron Chef at the Roguesonian.

Mori John Brewstand

Iron Chef and Beard at work in the Rogue Brewery.

The Iron Chef takes the Rogue Nation Pledge Of Allegiance.

The Iron Chef takes the Rogue Nation Pledge Of Allegiance.

The Iron Chef rides the Iron Horse at the Rogue Brewery and Distillery.

The Iron Chef rides the Iron Horse at the Rogue Brewery and Distillery.

An inside look at how we distill World Class Spirits.

An inside look at how we distill World Class Spirits.

Touring the barrel room where we ocean age our spirits.

Touring the barrel room where we ocean age our spirits.

The Beard and Morimoto toast to Growing The Revolution in 2014!

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

John's Beard on Bike!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.

 

 

Beard Suspends World Tour For Harvest

beardBecause of an early start to the harvest season at Rogue Farms, the Beard announced today he is suspending the 2014 World Tour de Beard and will only be available for a limited number of public appearances until further notice.

The Rogue Farms honey harvest begins Thursday, July 3rd in Independence, Oregon which - because of a bountiful season – is a month sooner than normal. The Beard will appear for the harvest to extract honey from the honeycombs and to see for himself what he’ll be using to brew upcoming batches of 19 Original Colonies Mead, Honey Kolsch and Marionberry Braggot.

The Rogue Farms Honeybees in beard formation to welcome the Beard for the honey harvest in 2013.

The Rogue Farms Honeybees in beard formation to welcome the Beard for the honey harvest in 2013.

The Beard also announced he’ll make his 25th consecutive pilgrimage to the 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival starting Wednesday, July 23rd. The Beard is pleased to serve as Grand Marshal of the Oregon Brewers Parade, an honor he shares with Rogue Ales and Spirits President Brett Joyce.

He will also participate in the 10th Annual Sasquatch Brew Am golf tournament on Friday, July 25th. The event honors Glen Hay Falconer, a legend in Oregon brewing and close friend of the Beard.

 

 

Beard Rides Again

beardThe Beard has added a new stop to the 2014 World Tour D’ Beard.

The Beard will ride Saturday, June 14th in the Petal Pedal. The Beard’s route will not be disclosed to in order to discourage paparazzi.

2014 World Tour De Beard

Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
July 12th to 13th

Amgen People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic
September 7th to 12th

Beard Returns Home

beardThe Beard has returned from his historic tour of Australia and is once again brewing and mashing world class ales, lagers, porters, stouts, mead, kolsch, braggot and spirits at the Rogue Brewery and Distillery in Newport, Oregon.

The Beard wishes to thank all the craft beer fans at Good Beer Week in Melbourne for their warm hospitality and cold brews in the land Down Under.

The Beard will resume his busy tour schedule at the earliest opportunity.

2014 World Tour De Beard

Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
July 12th to 13th

Amgen People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic
September 7th to 12th

 

Beard Madness Down Under

Massive throngs of Australians and craft beer fans greeted the Beard as he arrived in Melbourne for Good Beer Week. The demand to see the Beard was so great, that tickets for his first event at Moon Dog Brewery were sold out within hours.

The Beard wants to remind his followers that the remainder of his appearances are open to the public and to ignore scalpers preying upon the innocent by trying to sell “tickets” to these events.

JM And Sec Of State

The Beard is welcomed to Melbourne by Rogue Nation Secretary of State, Dogs Donaghy.

From Erin Simpson via Twitter.

Crowds lined up early for a chance to see the Beard at Moon Dog Brewery. From Erin Simpson via Twitter.

Beard Moon Dog Madness

Leading the “Masterclass in Madness” at Moon Dog.

2014 World Tour De Beard

May 17th to May 24th, Melbourne Good Beer Week

Monday, May 19th – Rogue Nation Embassy Event – Beer Deluxe
The official home of the Rogue Nation for Good Beer Week pays tribute to the Beard with a Rogue 12 tap takeover and Meet The Beard session.

Tuesday, May 20th – Trans Pacific Showdown – Belgian Beer Cafe
The Beard again faces off with the brewers from Moon Dog during a five-course dinner that pairs each course with beers from Rogue and Moon Dog.

Wednesday, May 21st – Uncle Sam’s Rogue Trivia – Great Northern Hotel
American trivia with a Rogue twist.

July 12th to 13th, Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, Washington and Oregon

September 7th to 12th, Amgen People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic, West Coast

 

 

The Beard Goes Down Under

John & Stout GlassThe Beard departed today on a five nation, twelve day tour that culminates Saturday in Melbourne, Australia for Good Beer Week.

His scheduled tour stops include:

Monday, May 12th
Portland International Airport – 6:33pm to 7:27pm
Concourse D
Rogue Ales Public House

Los Angeles International Airport – 9:29pm to 11:50pm PDT
Terminal 2
Nate ’n Al Delicatessen

Tuesday, May 13th
Hilo, Hawaii – 1:13am to 1:43am HADT
Southern skies

Funafuti, Tuvalu – 3:22am to 3:52am TVT
Northwest skies

Port Vila, Vanutau – 5:57am to 6:13am VUT
Western skies

Brisbane Airport – 7:55am to 8:55am AEST
International Terminal
Wok On Air

Melbourne Airport – 11:20am AEST
Terminal 2
Sunglass Hut

Additional stops will be added to this site as they become available.