Beard Beer – The Official Beer Of No Shave November


Today, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier issued a statement confirming rumors that Beard Beer has been named the Official Beer of No-Shave November, a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness and funds to support cancer prevention, research and education.

Beard Beer No Shave

“I am pleased that Beard Beer, brewed with a wild yeast cultivated from my follicles, is able to play a role in the fight against cancer,” said the Beard. Proceeds from the sale of Beard Beer during the month will be donated to No-Shave November. “It’s the yeast we could do,” added the Beard.

The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Participants are asked put down the razor for 30 days and donate their monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause.

The follicle challenged and sufferers of pogonophobia can also join the cause by making contribution through the personal donation pages of their bearded brethren.

The Beard would like to remind craft beer fans there’s no reason to freak out over the idea of yeast from a beard. Brewers have been using wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. The Beard’s Old Growth Beard has remained uncut for over 36 years and 19,000 brews, so it is no great surprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard.

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The Beard Laughs In The Face Of Danger

BROOKINGS, ALONG THE OREGON COAST – Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier completed the final leg of the 2015 People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic today as he rode into Brookings, Oregon under sunny skies and temperatures hovering near 70°F.

Thanks to the combined efforts of his many adoring fans, the Beard raised $3635 for the Arthritis Foundation, topping the ambitious goal he set for himself at the beginning of the ride. His personal donation page is still accepting contributions and the Beard invites everyone to join him in the cause to fund better treatments and a cure for arthritis.

Meanwhile, security cameras captured this image of the Beard with a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Beard And TRex

Ride On, Beard!

PORT ORFORD, ALONG THE OREGON COAST – Braving the rain, cool temperatures and a head wind in the double digits, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier and his entourage will ride 72-miles today, the 5th day of the People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic.

The Beard and entourage at the Umpqua Lighthouse viewpoint.

The Beard and entourage at the Umpqua Lighthouse viewpoint.

The Beard is no stranger to the sometimes turbulent weather of the Oregon Coast, regularly riding his bike across the Yaquina Bay Bridge from his home in Newport, Oregon to his job at the Rogue Brewery in all seasons.

The Beard’s journey so far has been extensively covered by international media and on social networks. The following photos were obtained via Facebook.

Rogue Train

People’s Coast Classic attendees enjoy a ride on the Rogue Brewery Train.

The Beard leading a tour of the Rogue Brewery for PCC riders.

The Beard leading a tour of the Rogue Brewery for PCC riders.

The Beard is still accepting pledges for his ride, which raises money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. The Beard asks that anyone wishing to join him in this cause make a contribution through his personal donation page.

Riding High With The Beard

CAPE LOOKOUT, OREGON COAST – Rogue Brewmaster John “the Beard” Maier successfully mastered the most difficult section of the People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic this week when he arrived at Cape Lookout on the Oregon Coast, the highest point of the ride.

The uphill achievement was certified “Incredible” by a masked superhero with expertise in such matters.

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The Beard receiving his certificate of Incredibleness.

The People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic is a six-day, 360-mile ride on the beautiful Oregon Coast. It’s goal is to raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation – a cause near and dear to the Beard.

The event began Sunday morning at the Rogue Ales Public House in Astoria, Oregon.

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The Beard at the starting point with fellow rider Jay Fineman.

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The Beard and his assembled entourage just moments before the ride began.

The Beard shows his approval for the new mobile showers in Tillamook.

The Beard shows his approval for the new mobile showers in Tillamook.

Today finds the Beard and fellow riders taking a “rest day” in the Beard’s hometown of Newport, Oregon. Activities include a whale watching tour, a visit to a local lighthouse and possible consumption of craft beer. Riders will finish the day with a short 32-mile trip to the coastal hamlet of Yachats.

The Arthritis Foundation is still short of its goal to raise $250,000 from the ride. The Beard invites all of his fans, supporters and concerned members of the public to help this fine organization reach this milestone by making a contribution through his personal donation page.

The Beard Fights Again

Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier calls upon all of his adoring public, both hirsute and follicularly challenged, to join him in the fight against arthritis.

On Sunday September 13th, the Beard begins a 363-mile, six-day bike ride along the Oregon coast from Astoria to Brookings. Known as the Peoples Coast Arthriris Bike Classic, the event raises money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. This is a cause near and dear to the Beard.


Today he issued the following statement.

The Arthritis Foundation needs to raise another $85,000 to meet this year’s fundraising goal. The Beard invites you to help him in the effort by making a contribution on his personal donation page for the People’s Coast Classic.

The Beard thanks you in advance.

Join The Beard On World Beard Day


WHEREAS: Today is World Beer Day as recognized by the United Nations, World Health Organization and NATO…

WHEREAS: The hirsute have made significant contributions to the fields of philosophy, the arts, sciences, athletics and craft beer…

WHEREAS: The Beard’s old-growth facial foliage has been uncut since 1978 and is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage habitat for beard yeast…

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LET IT BE RESOLVED: On this day, the 5th of September, 2015, all hirsute persons of all nations are to gather in their favorite bar, pub, or other such designated drinking establishment and enjoy craft beer.

BY ORDER OF: Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier

John Maier Signature



One Beard, 19,000 Brews

Congratulations to Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier for his 19,000th brew with Rogue Ales and Spirits. To commemorate the event, John brewed this year’s batch of Wet Hop Ale using hops picked that morning at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.

From bine to brew, it was a mere 5 hours and 37 minutes.

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Thanks John for 27 years and thousands of World Class ales, porters, lagers, stouts, mead, kolsch and braggots. Here’s to another 19,000 brews!

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Ask The Beard, What Is The Meaning Of Beer?

Today, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier answers your probing and important questions.

What is the meaning of beer?
Do you ever get brewing ideas at night?
Do you name your fermenting vessels?

Have a question for the Beard? Please leave them below in the comments section.

The Beard In Yellowstone

The Beard took a break from his participation in Cycle Greater Yellowstone to thank his many supporters who responded to yesterday’s “Where Is The Beard?” post.

Due to the overwhelming number of correct answers, the Beard wishes to acknowledge a failure to truly challenge the brilliant deductive reasoning powers of the hirsute community and promises to provide a more demanding contest in the future.

Brewmaster John "The Beard" Maier at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Where In The World Is The Beard? August 20, 2015.

Rogue Nation drones captured this image of Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier outside his tent at an undisclosed location. Clues to his whereabouts are below the photo.

John Tent Yellowstone Ride Aug 2015


  • 1: Yogi Bear
  • 2: Bikes
  • 3: Beartooth Highway

Answers may be submitted in the comments section.