During a special appearance on Oprah, the Beard of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier put to rest any allegations of beard augmentation. “My full body and healthy appearance are free range and all-natural,” the Beard said unequivocally during the 87-minute interview that was taped at a dimly lit hotel room overlooking Yaquina Bay. “I do not use any beard enhancing drugs.”
The Beard, a popular figure at cycling tours, will retain all of its hard won titles, awards and accolades. It also announced plans to compete in several cycling events this year. They include the Seattle To Portland Bicycle Classic, July 13th – 14th and The People’s Coast Classic, September 8th – 13th.
Emerging from the hotel afterwards Oprah told reporters, “For myself, my crew, all of us in the room – we were mesmerized and riveted.”