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Active Beers: 99
Beer Ratings: 45,843
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 40 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
4.63/5 rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Had dinner and a beer on a slow night. The bartender chatted with us and was very nice. They give a free sample when you come in, and we got the Chatoe Dirtoir Black Lager. I had an Old Crustacean on tap and it was delicious. I then got a sandwich which had raw red onions so my beer palate was shot. I am going again soon and I look forward to it. I bought about 8 bottles in the giftshop. I highly recommend it if you are in Newport.
I didn't get to go on a tour but you can clearly see barrels aging John John when you walk in. The giftshop has great prices with no tax. I bought John John for 6.25 and it is 9.29 at my local store.
02-10-2010 23:02:51 | More by hobojon
4.6/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
True to their name, the tours at Rogue are not your average brewery experience. They only occur if people show up and if someone is on hand to lead it. Generally, tours get going at 4, to take part, check in with the bartender of gift shop clerk shortly before hand.
The tour is a good one, they are proud of their black sheep ways and their cost cutting techniques that give the brewery and by entension, their beers, so much character. You'll see the bottling line (third-hand), their fermentation tanks (old dairy vessels), the old school kegs with bungs and their not quite finished office space. The tour guide that day had a good sense of humor and the smarts to bring along a glass of beer along with him and provided a fun, informative tour.
The bar/restaurant upstairs is spare in decor but big on service and providing as many rogue beers as possible. The food menu is similar to their brewpub over on the other side of Newport with the standard pub fare available.
The gift shop offers a big selection of rogue beers by the bomber, the six pack or the case. They also had a selection of shirts, hats, glasses etc.
A worthwhile vist if you're in town and have some time to kill after visiting the aquarium or something. If you're looking for a night out, head across the bay to the brewpub, they are in a better part of town for hanging out in.
08-28-2002 08:17:39 | More by javier
Rogue Ales in Newport, OR
93 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.