The Beard Arrives In San Diego

beard logoLarge crowds massed along Harbor Drive in San Diego to welcome the Beard who arrived today as part of the 2014 World Tour De Beard.

The Beard confirms rumors that he has brought with him two casks of Wet Hop Ale which he brewed specially for the 8th Anniversary party at Hamilton’s Tavern..

Beard supporters and fans may meet the Beard during the event which will be held Saturday, October 18th at Hamilton’s Tavern in the city’s Golden Height’s district near Balboa Park. To honor the Beard, Hamilton’s has arranged for 28 of his creations on tap, including the signature Beard Beer.

The Beard also expects to make unscheduled stops at O’Brien’s Pub and the Bottlecraft Beer Shop.

The Beard Invasion

MEDIA ADVISORY: Regarding the appearance of The Beard in the most recent issue of Wetherspoon News, a publication of JD Wetherspoon, one of the largest pub owners in the United Kingdom. The Beard is pleased to be featured in the magazine and appreciates the favorable reaction of British beer drinkers to Rogue American Amber Ale.

The Beard Invasion is underway.

Beard in Britain

Beard In The Cheese

beardThe 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.

Chocolate Stout and CheddarBeer 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.

Cows Don’t Eat Grapes.

The Beard Back Home

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.

Receiving a police escort through North Bend.

Beard With Julie Jesse

Greeting fans and supporters.

Greeting fans and supporters.

Enjoying the views along the Oregon Coast.

Enjoying the views along the Oregon Coast.

The traditional "raising of the bikes" with fellow hirsute companion Chris Studach.

The traditional “raising of the bikes” with hirsute companion Chris Studach.

At the end of the ride.

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 Beard Rolls On

beardThe 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.

People’s Coast Classic riders arriving at Rogue World Headquarters.

Riding the pier next to Rogue Ales and Spirits.

Riding the pier next to Rogue Ales and Spirits.

Touring one of the busiest fishing ports on the West Coast.

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.

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.

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.

 

Beard On The Coast

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 and his faithful entourage at the start of the ride.

The Beard at the start of the ride.

Setting off for the first leg, from Astoria to Tillamook.

Setting off for the first leg, from Astoria to Tillamook.

The Beard and his valet riding through Rockaway Beach.

The Beard riding through Rockaway Beach.

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The Gospel according to the Beard.

Greeting a fan at Otter Crest.

Greeting a fan at Cape Lookout.

On Day 3 of the ride, the entourage parks their bicycles in the Wood Room of the Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon.

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 media and members of the public.

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.

More Hops For The Beard

Beard and BasketThe 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.