Birthday Greetings For The Beard

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Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier offers his thanks to the loyal legion of fans and admirers for their good wishes on this, his 61st birthday. The Beard is celebrating with a bottle of Old Crustacean Barleywine which he brewed using the same recipe that earned him the 1988 American Homebrewers Association, Homebrewer of the Year award.

Today, we fondly look back on his place in craft brewing history.

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From New York To Nassau With The Beard

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The Beard has returned from his tour of the East Coast and the Bahamas, and thanks his many fans for their warm welcome. During his week long, five-stop tour, the Beard spread the news of the Rogue Grow Your Own Revolution, recruited 1,134 new citizens to Rogue Nation and visited some of the region’s many fine drinking establishments.

The following photos of the Beard’s tour are being released for use by the general public and international media.

The Beard in Central Park.

The Beard in Central Park.

Times Square

Times Square

Alligator wrestling in Cocoa West, Florida.

Wrestling an alligator in Cocoa West, Florida.

Airboat riding in Florida.

Airboat riding in Florida.

Getting a tan on the beach at Nassau, Bahamas.

Getting a tan on the beach at Nassau, Bahamas.

The Beard Spotted In Men’s Journal

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Apple’s iPhone encryption technology failed to block Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier from appearing in a prestigious men’s magazine to discuss matters of national importance.

We are providing the link (click on the image) to the article as a public service.

Men's Journal

New Stops Added To 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard

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Today, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier announced major changes to the 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard.

A longtime highlight of the annual Tour De Beard is the Arthritis Bike Classic Oregon. This year’s ride has a new route, which the Beard has released to facilitate the interests of his loyal legions of fans who are often seen cheering the Beard as he rides through the scenic Oregon countryside.

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The Beard at the beginning of the 2015 Arthritis Bike Classic.

The Beard is pleased with the new route for not only does it take riders along the beautiful Oregon Coast, but also through the heart of the state’s hop growing region.

2016 Arthritis Bike Classic Oregon, September 17th

  • Day One: Portland to Silver Falls State Park
  • Day Two: Silver Falls State Park to Champoeg State Park
  • Day Three: Champoeg State Park to L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park
  • Day Four: L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park to Cannon Beach
  • Day Five: Cannon Beach to Pacific City
  • Day Six: Pacific City to Newport

The six-day, 335 mile ride concludes with a celebration at the Rogue Brewery in the Beard’s hometown of Newport, Oregon.

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

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

Anyone who wishes to support the Beard in this cause may contribute through his personal donation page. Last year, the Beard and his supporters raised $3,848. Please join the Beard in the fight against this debilitating disease!

The above information is deemed accurate, but not warranted. Dates and locations may change unexpectedly depending upon unanticipated Acts of God and where the best bar in town is located.

Beards Have Rights Too

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Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier stands with subway drivers in Osaka, Japan who are suing for their right to wear beards on the job.

The Beard is opposed to all forms of pogonophobia and supports the rights of the hirsute to full facial expression.

Japanese subway drivers are suing for their right to grow a beard

Say It Ain’t So, Don

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beard logoRogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier issued a statement today, renewing his opposition to discrimination against the hirsute community.

He is even more disappointed because the perpetrator of this act was previously one the most famous mustaches in major league baseball.

 

 

New Dates Added To 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard

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Today, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier announced the addition of four new stops on the 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard. These events will provide the Beard’s loyal legion of followers with more opportunities to meet their hirsute hero in person.

Brewers RetreatBrewers Retreat
Astoria, Oregon
May 15th – 18th

Here’s your chance to learn brewing from the legendary Brewmaster that is the Beard. Sponsored by Craft Beer and Brewing, this is a four-day luxury retreat in beautiful Astoria, Oregon. For more information, click here.

Cycling TourEuropean Cycling Tour
June 8th – Amsterdam
June 10th – Copenhagen
June 25th – Berlin

The Beard combines his passions of beer and cycling during this summer tour of the backroads of Europe.

While much of his ride is a private affair, the Beard is pleased to include many public appearances on his calendar, and calls upon Rogues in Europe to help him Grow The Revolution.

More details and additional stops will be released as they become available.

 

Expected But Not Confirmed

OBFOregon Brewers Festival
Portland, Oregon
July 27th – 31st

A longtime favorite event of the Beard, the Oregon Brewers Festival is a celebration of the state’s rich craft beer culture. The Beard was honored to serve as Co-Grand Marshall with Rogue President Brett Joyce in 2014.

We anticipate the Beard will attend this year’s festival and will announce his public schedule at his earliest possible convenience.

PCC ride2016 Arthritis Bike Classic – Oregon
Portland to Newport, Oregon
September 17th – 24th

The Beard’s favorite ride has a new name and a new route. The six-day Arthritis Bike Classic – Oregon starts in the streets of Portland, takes riders through the backroads of Oregon’s hops country, up and over the Coast Range and ends in beautiful Newport, the hometown of Rogue Ales and Spirits.

What hasn’t change is that ride raises money for the Arthritis Foundation, a cause near and dear to the Beard. Last year the Beard and his followers raised $3,848. The Beard is already accepting contributions for this year’s ride on his personal donation page.

The above information is deemed accurate, but not warranted. Dates and locations may change unexpectedly depending upon unanticipated Acts of God, and where the best bar in town is located.

The Beard Says Aloha

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Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier issued a statement today denying news reports that he is visiting Hawaii. Surveillance cameras leaked on Facebook do indeed show a figure strongly resembling the Beard at a popular beach on the island of Oahu.Bobblehead Hawaii Feb 2016

However, the person spotted in the photo is not the Beard at all, but rather a member of his security detail on vacation with his family. The Beard apologizes to all of his disappointed fans and promises he will return one day to say, “Aloha” in person.

Denver Wins The SuperBeard

Superbowl celebrations were suspended this week as the people of Denver welcomed Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier to the Mile-High City.

The 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard brought the the Beard to the Euclid Club, where he attended a special dinner in his honor that paired a five-course meal with six Rogue beers chosen personally by the Beard.

Each table was presented with a specially prepared pig's head.

Each table was presented with a specially prepared pig’s head.

Which was eagerly consumed by all the attendees.

Which was eagerly consumed by all the attendees.

Despite plans for a private dinner, paparazzi crashed the event and managed to capture one blurry photo of the Beard before being removed by security.

The Beard takes no responsibility for the fuzziness of the photo.

The Beard takes no responsibility for the poor quality of this image.

To which some attendees responded by flashing the paparazzi and demonstrating their Rogue Nation pride.

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Showing his true colors.

The Beard thanks the citizens of Denver for their hospitality, and looks forward to his next visit.

Worst New Beard Trends Part One

beard logoAs part of his ongoing public service campaign on behalf of the hirsute, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier states for the record that beards are not fragile and masculinity is not “an ephemeral concept that can popped like a soap sud.”

“Bubble Beards” Mock Your Beard Obsession With Soap Suds