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.

Beard 2005 with Don Younger

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




Why Do Brewers Wear Beards?

beard logoAfter 38 years of cultivating an organic facial ecosystem that promotes the sustainable growth of yeast, the Beard is pleased to report that other brewers are doing the same.

Why Do Brewers Wear Beards?

Birthday Greetings For The Beard


Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier offers his thanks to the loyal legion of fans and admirers for their good wishes on this, his 61st birthday. The Beard is celebrating with a bottle of Old Crustacean Barleywine which he brewed using the same recipe that earned him the 1988 American Homebrewers Association, Homebrewer of the Year award.

Today, we fondly look back on his place in craft brewing history.

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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

Beards Have Rights Too


Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier stands with subway drivers in Osaka, Japan who are suing for their right to wear beards on the job.

The Beard is opposed to all forms of pogonophobia and supports the rights of the hirsute to full facial expression.

Japanese subway drivers are suing for their right to grow a beard

Say It Ain’t So, Don


beard logoRogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier issued a statement today, renewing his opposition to discrimination against the hirsute community.

He is even more disappointed because the perpetrator of this act was previously one the most famous mustaches in major league baseball.



The Beard Says Aloha


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.

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