Last September, Rogue continued its domination of the smoked beer style, receiving its 10th medal from the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition for St. Chuck’s Smoke, Rogue’s riff on a classic German märzen-style lager. To celebrate, St. Chuck’s Smoke is now available in 22 ounce bottles at all eight Rogue pubs.
Chuck’s Smoke delivers a traditional beer style experience with a Rogue twist: some of the malts in the beer are smoked by hand in Newport by Nate Linquist, Rogue’s cooper. The resulting beer is rich with notes of caramel and a lingering smoke finish.
“Smoked beers originated in Germany as Rauchbier (rauch = smoke, bier = beer), but in the United States, smoked beers have become synonymous with creativity and experimentation, two of our favorite things,” says Rogue President Dharma Tamm. “We’re proud that it’s often our most experimental beers that win awards, and we’re excited to share this beer with our fans and fellow Rogues.”
St. Chuck’s Smoke is named after Nate Linquist’s dad, Chuck Linquist. “Chuck was the second employee Rogue ever hired, 30 years ago,” says Rogue Brewmaster John Maier. “His legacy lives on through Nate, some not-fit-for-print stories and now this beer named and designed after him.”
Over the last 30 years, Rogue has won over 2,000 awards. This year’s gold is the 10th GABF gold Rogue has won, the 10th medal from GABF’s smoke category, and the 30th GABF medal overall.
St. Chuck’s Smoke is available in 22 ounce bottles in extremely limited quantities (36 cases total) at all Rogue pubs now. Find it at the Rogue Pub near you.