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.

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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The Beard Spotted In Men’s Journal


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 Dates Added To 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard


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.