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

 

2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard Kicks Off In Denver

beard logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier announced today that the 2016 World Wide Tour De Beard kicks off next month with a special Rogue Beer Dinner at Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen in Denver.

The Beard will bring five rare Rogue Ales and a Rogue Cider to the event, which pairs each brew with a six course meal specially prepared by Euclid Hall’s Executive Chef Jake Grant. Among the beers selected by the Beard is Beard Beer, a brew fermented with yeast cultivated from his whiskers.

The Rogue Beer Dinner, which begins at 6pm on Tuesday, February 9th, is open to the public and tickets may be purchased here.

2016 WORLDWIDE TOUR DE BEARD

Rogue Beer Dinner: Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen
Tuesday, February 9th @ 5pm
Denver, Colorado

European Cycling Tour
June 12th – 25th
Stops in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin and Munich

New tour stops will be added as soon as they become available.

Meanwhile, the Beard has released this photo from his most recent tour of Europe, which shows the Beard making a personal effort to conserve water.

The Beard at the Grote Markt in Antwerp.

The Beard at the Grote Markt in Antwerp.

The 2016 New Beard Resolutions

In 2016, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier resolves to:

John with Barrel_edited-1Dare: In the coming year, the Beard will challenge the status quo, to carry the fight against boring beer, and to proudly declare his independence against a growing wave of mergers and acquisitions that threaten the creativity and spirit of the craft brewing movement.

Risk: The Beard will take risks, inventing new world-class ales, porters, lagers, stouts, meads and kolsch, he will experiment with new ingredients from the proprietary palate of flavors grown at Rogue Farms, and will do so knowing full well that mistakes may be made along the way. But the Beard also knows that Revolutions are hard, and that trying to please everyone is the surest path to failure.

Dream: The Beard will be led by his dreams, to be honest about the battlefield, to throw out old rules that don’t make sense, to get out of his comfort zone, to get to the front of the battle and stay there, and to cut out all the BS.

2015 By The Numbers
Batches brewed: 1086
Barrels brewed: 104,000
New varieties of beers, spirits, ciders and sodas created: 26
Total batches in 26 years: 19,317

The 2015 Beard In Review

beard logoIt’s been a remarkable year for Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier.

The 2015 World Wide Tour De Beard opened in Great Britain, where the Beard brewed a special collaboration batch of Brutal IPA with the Head Brewer of Adnams Brewery in Suffolk; and concluded with a Christmas beer tour of Europe.

The Beard added another 7,256 miles to his trusty bicycle, taking part in rides from Yellowstone, Washington and the Oregon Coast. The Beard is pleased to note that with the help of his loyal legion of followers, together they raised $3,848 for the Arthritis Foundation.

At The End Of The Ride

The Beard also took time out of his busy schedule to answer questions submitted by fans from around the world. Offering insights on a wide variety of topics, the Beard discussed such issues as the meaning of beer, and how to put banana in a beer bottle.

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The Beard was especially proud that Beard Beer, made with yeast cultivated from the Beard, was named the official beer of No-Shave November. He was even prouder when several of his fellow Rogues answered his call to join the No-Shave Movement and gave up shaving for the month.

Bulent "The Turk" Simsek

Bulent “The Turk” Simsek, winner of the Best Presentation Award for No-Shave November.

When the hirsute community came under attack by the tabloid press, the Beard offered words of encouragement, and spoke up on behalf of British bobbies, persons of all genders and the natural habitat of beards everywhere.

He celebrated the accomplishments of the hirsute, and reminded the would be bearded there were no shortcuts in the pursuit of whiskered perfection.

Jeff Langum

Jeff Langum, the Human Porcupine.

In 2015, being his 26th year of brewing for Rogue Ales, the Beard marked the milestone of 19,000 brews as he crafted his annual batch of Wet Hop Ale using fresh Freedom Hops picked earlier that morning at Rogue Farms.

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What will 2016 bring for the Beard? More beers and new recipes yet to be created, another year of riding, new travels to spread the Rogue Revolution around the world, and the endless efforts in support of his fellow hirsute.

from the beard

 

Beard Beer Joins An Infamous List

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beard logoRogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier states for the record that Beard Beer, brewed with yeast cultivated from his beard, is a legitimate craft brew made from wild yeast and has nothing in common with tears, yeast infections or breast milk.

Cry me a cocktail: the unpalatable rise of body food

The Beard On Tour: Christmas In Antwerp

Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier announced today that the 2015 World Wide Tour De Beard will conclude with the Christmas beer festival season in the town of Antwerp, Belgium.

The Beard’s advance team traveled to Belgium in October and chose Antwerp as the final stop of the tour after a long and arduous selection process.

The advance team visiting the Nuetnigenough in Brussels.

The advance team visiting the Nuetnigenough in Brussels.

At the Moeder Lambic, one of Brussels newest beer bars.

At the Moeder Lambic, one of Brussels newest beer bars.

The Cantillon.

The Cantillon.

Next it was on to Bruges, including this stop at the Bruges Belfry.

Next it was on to Bruges, including this stop at the Bruges Belfry.

Enjoying a tripel at the De Garre bar.

Enjoying a tripel at the De Garre bar.

The De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges.

The De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges.

Concluding the tour at Billie's Bier Kafeteria in Antwerp with the publican Stefan.

Concluding the tour at Billie’s Bier Kafeteria in Antwerp with the publican Stefan.

Exact tour dates are being withheld for the privacy of the Beard and his entourage.

Where will the Beard be in 2016?. Please check back as we announce new dates for the continuation of the World Wide Tour De Beard.