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.
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
May 1, 1989: John “The Beard” Maier walks into a garage along Bayfront Blvd. in Newport, Oregon and begins crafting his first brew for Rogue Ales.
Happy Anniversary John! Prost!
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!
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 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.
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.
The Beard officially welcomes the thousands of craft beer pilgrims arriving in Portland, Oregon for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference.
In honor of the conference, the Beard has cleared his schedule for the week and announces he will attend the following events.
2015 Wordwide Tour De Beard – Craft Brewers Conference
Tuesday, April 14th – Ecliptic Brewing
Gathering of recipients of the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. The Beard was the first award winner in 1997.
Wednesday, April 13, 7pm – Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern
Brits and Yanks: A Toast To Tradition: Join the Beard and other honored guests in a toast to Britain’s Samuel Smith, an independent and family owned brewery that helped inspire the American Craft Beer Renaissance. The Beard’s Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout will be featured.
The Beard offers his congratulations to Jeff Langum, the new Guinness World Record holder for most toothpicks in a beard.
The Beard also cautions would be challengers that similar efforts should only be attempted under the supervisions of qualified medical personnel.
Despite alarmist reports in the media, the Beard refuses to shave, and remains dedicated to preserving the natural, old-growth environment of the wild species of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae used to create Beard Beer.
The Beard supports the right of all persons to wear beards, regardless of gender.
Following an active and successful stop in Seattle, as part of the 2015 World Wide Tour De Beard, the Beard has returned to his hometown of Newport, Oregon.
The Beard has released the following images of highlights of his Seattle visit.
The Beard at the Latona Pub.
The annual dinner held in honor of the Beard at Seattle’s Latona pub is one of the Beard’s favorite events, one he hasn’t missed in 24 years.
Affixing his autograph to the wall at the Issaquah Brewhouse.
The Beard with Arlen Harris and Drew Culey at Holy Mountain Brewing.
The Beard visiting Chuck’s Hop Shop.
The Beard always finds time to visit a local bike shop.