Rogue works with Woolen Mills to create Pendleton Pilsner

New beer offering will make its first appearance on July 22.

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Two Oregon companies are combining to make a decidedly-Oregon product.

The Pendleton Pilsner, a creation made by Rogue Ales and wrapped in the iconic pattern, will debut July 22 during Pendleton Bike Week.

Rogue President Brett Joyce said in a joint news release: “In the process of creating Pendleton Pilsner, we discovered that we have a lot of common DNA. We are both generational Oregon companies that come from small towns, we both focus on innovation and product excellence, and we share a passion for creating long lasting, enduring brands and products that we love to share with fellow Oregonians and true fans everywhere.”

According to a story in the East Oregonian, Rogue will usee barley from Tygh Valley and hops from Independence.

“With our craft at Pendleton, weaving fabric in Oregon for 152 years and Rogue’s deep roots in craft beer in Oregon using the finest ingredients from our region, this feels like a very natural relationship,” Pendleton Woolen Mills President Mort Bishop said in the release.

From the Portland Tribune:

“Pendleton is really excited to be working with Rogue,” said Mort Bishop, Pendleton Woolen Mills president. “The creativity around storytelling is also something we share and is a fun way to create wonderful new products. We enjoy working with the talented and committed team at Rogue.”

Pendleton officials asked Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission in early May for licenses to sell the brew at stores in Pendleton, Troutdale, Seaside, Milwaukie, Portland and Bend. The licenses have not yet been approved.

The beer will be available in Pendleton stores, Rogue pubs and “a few Oregon retailers.”


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