International acclaim is growing for Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier and Beard Beer. The Beard is pleased to bring to your attention, the following article from Craft Beer Magazine of Austria. The Beard can’t think of any better way to celebrate the official beer of No-Shave November.
For those of you who are German language impaired, a translation is provided below the image.
TRANSLATION PROVIDED BY THE ROGUE NATION DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The German brewmasters uphold the Reinheitsgebot since 1516 as their main law when producing beer. Beer is to be produced from hops, malts, yeast and water – not more, not less. But if you think of diversity, this law is rather restricting and controversial. Although we love creativity and diversity, some ingredients we are not sure should pass our lips.
Freedom is something John Maier’s beard was able to enjoy for the last 34 years. His beard was left alone and allowed to grow without being trimmed. But one day the beard’s destiny changed and yeast production was his new calling. Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon, had been searching for the perfect and most exclusive yeast for some time and found it in the facial hair of the Brewmaster. You can taste it in Beard Beer, an American Wild Ale – which is an ode to hipsters and other bearded folks.