Central Level, OR – Crux Fermentation Challenge and Rogue Creamery are delighted to announce the debut of a brand new, limited-edition, lambic-style ale brewed at Rogue Creamery’s cheesemaking facility utilizing the yeast and flora of the cheesemaker’s world champion blue cheese, Rogue River Blue.
Two years in the past, Crux Fermentation Challenge, a craft brewery in Bend, Oregon, approached the Southern Oregon artisan cheesemaker to ask it to participate within the sixth rendition of Crux’s “Coolship” fermentation program. The brewers and cheesemakers devised a plan to brew a beer inoculated with Rogue Creamery’s well-known Rogue River Blue cheese. On the weekend of November 25, 2023, that creation might be launched to the general public.
The “Coolship” is a trailer-like moveable tank that may be pushed anyplace, permitting the Crux crew to brew beer on the highway, within the open air, embracing the pure flora occurring in varied areas. Earlier experimental beers made with the Coolship have taken place throughout Central Oregon: at DD Ranch close to Smith Rock State Park, within the fields at Rainshadow Organics Farm, and beneath the pines of the Metolius Protect in partnership with the Deschutes Land Belief.
After filling their Coolship moveable vat with uninoculated beer wort, the Crux crew drove the Coolship 200 miles to Rogue Creamery in January 2022. They added Rogue River Blue cheese to the beer wort and let it sit in a single day inside Rogue’s facility because the yeast and flora in each the cheese and ageing atmosphere labored its magic. Then the Crux crew drove the Coolship again to its brewing facility in Bend to age it in oak barrels for nearly two years.
“Beer and cheese are a pure pair, and this Rogue Creamery Crux Coolship made with their iconic blue cheese is not any exception. The Crux Coolship venture is all about experimentation with wild yeasts and distinctive elements – don’t let the blue cheese scare you away from this barely candy and oaky lambic ale that’s the excellent pair together with your vacation roast,” commented Founding Brewmaster of Crux, Larry Sidor.
“What a enjoyable venture and partnership this has been! We’ve been eagerly awaiting the second after we can launch this beer for almost two years, so we’re delighted to have it accessible in bottle and on faucet simply in time for the vacation season,” mirrored Rogue Creamery Retail Supervisor, Tom VanVoorhees.
What the Rogue Creamery crew has known as a, “botanical elixir,” this beer displays notes of caramel, dried fig, and tawny port. It has a tart, gently bitter end. Whereas the “blue” taste of the cheese shouldn’t be essentially detectable within the beer, the groups have famous that this wild fermentation did develop Rogue River Blue cheese’s distinctive savory-sweet and herbaceous character.
The beer is unique to Crux Fermentation Challenge and Rogue Creamery, and friends can solely style it on the Crux tasting rooms in Bend and Portland, in addition to on the Rogue Creamery Cheese Store in Central Level. The beer might be accessible in 750 ml bottles and on faucet at these three areas beginning Saturday, November 25 and whereas provides final.
In honor of Small Enterprise Saturday and the ale’s debut, on November 25, the 2 Oregon companies might be becoming a member of forces in Central Level at Rogue Creamery’s Cheese Store for a free sampling occasion, the place friends can pattern the Coolship beer alongside Rogue Creamery cheese pairings from 1 – 4pm. A consultant of Crux will be part of Tom VanVoorhees to guide the casual tasting and reply buyer questions.
An identical tasting occasion will happen on Saturday, December 15 at Crux tasting room in Portland. Rogue Creamery’s much-coveted Rogue River Blue cheese, in addition to a number of different Rogue Creamery cheeses, might be accessible for sampling and buy.
Go to the Crux Tasting Room in Bend at 50 SW Division St, the Crux tasting room in Portland at 2715 SE eighth Ave #175, or the Rogue Creamery Cheese Store at 311 N Entrance St in Central Level, Oregon to style the Crux Coolship Beer No. 6.
About Rogue Creamery: Rogue Creamery is a USDA licensed natural cheese maker situated in Central Level, Oregon. For 90 years, Rogue Creamery has drawn from the wonder and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley to create natural, handcrafted cheeses which have gained worldwide acclaim. However creating the world’s greatest cheese is simply a part of Rogue’s mission. They know that enterprise – and of their case, cheese – can be utilized as a power for good. That’s why they turned Oregon’s first public profit company, “B Corp” for brief, becoming a member of a worldwide motion of firms which might be dedicated to creating the world a greater place. Rogue Creamery is dedicated to creating a distinction socially, economically, and environmentally. Study extra at roguecreamery.com.
About Crux Fermentation Challenge: Based in 2012, Crux Fermentation Challenge is a brewer-owned and operated neighborhood of craft beer lovers. Fermentation is our ardour & after 10+ years of experimentation, we make beer, non-alcoholic beer, wine, whiskey and cider with extra on the horizon. We invite you to attempt our newest releases at our flagship tasting room in Bend, Oregon whereas taking in views of the Cascade Mountains and having fun with meals from our kitchen or meals carts. In 2023, we opened our second pub in Portland, Oregon’s historic Dairy District, with a brand new meals menu and the identical nice beers from Bend.