The Beard Celebrates Don Younger

The Beard invites you to join him tonight at 5pm PST to celebrate the birthday of fellow Revolutionary, Don Younger.

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The Beard and Don Younger, 2005 

Join your fellow Rogues at one of the Rogue Ales Public Houses, or in spirit as the Beard raises a glass of Younger’s Special Bitter to this legend and friend.

“It’s not about the beer, it’s about the beer.” – Don Younger, 1941-2011



The Beard In Copenhagen

The second stop on the European leg of the 2016 World Wide Tour De Beard saw Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier in the Danish capital of Copenhagen for a Rogue Ales Tap Takeover and Meet The Brewer night at the Taphouse.

The Beard releases the following photos of the events into the Public Domain to make them available for his many fans around the world to share.


The Beard has admirers everywhere.


Helping tap kegs of Rogue beer.

The Taphouse has an ever changing list of 61 craft beers on tap.

The Taphouse has an ever changing list of 61 craft beers on tap. 11 of them were dedicated to Rogue beers in honor of the Beard.

Here the Beard raises a glass with famed Danish beer judge and author Carsten Berthelsen.

Here the Beard raises a glass with famed Danish beer judge and author Carsten Berthelsen.

The Beard’s final public stop on this leg of the World Wide Tour De Beard is June 25th at the Castle Pub in Berlin, with seven Rogue beers. The Beard calls upon all of his German fans to join him for this special occasion.

Beard Sighting: Riding And Drinking In Amsterdam


We can confirm rumors that Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier has arrived in Amsterdam for the start of the European leg of the 2016 World Wide Tour De Beard.

The following photos obtained via social media and various press outlets, show the Beard enjoying some of his favorite pastimes, riding a bike and drinking beer.

Riding among windmills.

Riding among windmills.

Seeing double at In De Wilderman, Amsterdam.

Seeing triple at In De Wilderman, Amsterdam.

Concluding his day with a mug of Amsterdam's finest.

Concluding his day with a mug of Amsterdam’s finest.




The Beard Returns To Europe


Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier announced today three new stops on the European leg of the 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard.

Copenhagen – Taphouse

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The Beard will be the guest of honor, Friday, June 10th, at the Taphouse in the heart of beautiful Copenhagen. With 61 rotating taps, the Taphouse has Europe’s largest selection of draft beers. Eleven of them will be devoted to Rogue Ales for this Meet The Brewer event featuring the Beard.

The event begins at 4pm local time.

For more information: Rogue TTO and MTB at the Taphouse

Berlin – Castle Pub

Castle Pub

Proudly proclaiming itself as Berlin’s grungiest pub, the Castle Pub welcomes the Beard for a Rogue Ales Tap Takeover on Saturday, June 25th. The Beard will again deliver his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner bier” speech that brought tears to the eyes of Berliners during his previous visit.

The event begins at 8pm local time.

Amsterdam – Bike Tour Pub Crawl

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As a world renowned cyclist, the Beard is pleased to lead a Bike Tour Pub Crawl of Amsterdam’s finest drinking establishments. Join him Wednesday, June 8th at Craft & Draft starting at 6pm, the crawl then proceeds to the Beer Loves Food gastropub and concludes at the Beer Temple.

The above information is deemed accurate but not warranted. Times, 
dates and locations may change because of weather, unknowable acts of 
God, and which way the wind is blowing. Certain restrictions may apply. 
Void where prohibited by law.

Where In The World Is The Beard?

beard logoToday we find the Beard in a country far, far away from his hometown of Newport, Oregon – a land of fire and ice.

The following photos were taken by amateur drone enthusiasts who risked their personal safety to capture images of the Beard in this exotic locale. Your challenge, should you accept it, is to identify the country and the locations visited by the Beard.

The rules are as follows:

  • Five points for the first person to name the country.
  • Additional points to the first person who identifies the specific locations shown in the photos.
  • The person with the most points wins.

Location 1: The First Among Geysers

Location 1

Three points for naming the geyser.

Location 2: This fishing village is the filming location for a popular mystery television series.

Location 4

Location 5

Three points for naming the village, five points for naming the television show.

Location 3: A national park known for its waterfalls.

Location 3

Three points for naming the park, five points for identifying the waterfall shown in the photo.

Location 4: The biggest mystery of all.

Location 2

In this photo, the Beard is seen hiking to a waterfall famous for rainbows. Five points for naming the waterfall.

Please submit your answers in the comments section below. The contest continues until all the locations are correctly identified. Additional clues may be given after 24 hours, although given the many brilliant minds among the Beard’s followers, we don’t think it will be a problem.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to all 
federal, state and local laws/regulations. Neither the Beard nor his 
affiliates will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses 
or damages of any kind caused by participation in this contest. The 
Beard is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting 
in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or 
transmission or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, 
network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware 
or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate 
transmissions of or failure to receive entry information. If,for any 
reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned for any 
reason the Beard reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or 
suspend the contest and select the winner by random drawing from among 
all eligible entries received from all methods.

Beard Beer Wins Over The Skeptics

In the newest edition of Food and Wine, novelist John Wray asks the question, “Has Craft the Craft Beer Movement Finally Gone too Far?

The Beard is pleased to report that Beard Beer, brewed with a wild yeast cultivated from the follicles of the Beard, rightly earned the respect of Wray and other skeptics.

For all its hype, Beard Beer proved to be a mild-mannered ale with blessedly few quirks. This was a beer brewed to pleased.

– John Wray in the June edition of Food and Wine

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The Beard Visits Michigan


WESTLAND, MICH. – Thousands of craft beer lovers braved stormy skies and threat of rain for a rare opportunity to meet the Beard at the annual Michigan Cask Ale Festival which was held this past weekend.

Clouds and the threat of rain did not damper the spirits of festival goers.

Clouds, cool temperatures and the possibility of rain did not damper the spirits of festival goers.

The Beard did not disappoint, bringing with him a cask conditioned keg of 4 Hop IPA, which he crafted exclusively for the festival.


The Beard presented his cask conditioned keg of 4 Hop IPA to his eager fans.

After signing autographs and submitting to selfies with the many members of his adoring public, the Beard took a moment to enjoy some of the other fine cask conditioned beers available at the festival.


The Beard with the festival tap list.

The Beard thanks the good people of Westland, Michigan for their hospitality and good times and hopes to return in the future.

Thanks For 27 Years

May 1, 1989: Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier walks into a garage along Bayfront Blvd. in Newport, Oregon and begins crafting his first brew for Rogue Ales.

27 years, nearly 20,000 brews and 1,800 awards later, he’s still leading the Revolution.

Prost from all of us at Rogue Ales and Spirits!

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