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Rogue Ales

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BEER AVG
3.79/5
Based on:
93 Beers
50,346 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 149
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2320 SE OSU Drive
Newport, Oregon, 97365-5261
United States
phone: (541) 867-3660

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

On-Site Brewpub:
Brewer's on the Bay

Hours of Operation:
11 AM - 8 PM, Sunday-Thursday
11 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat
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Photo of javier
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Great brewer that experiments with interesting styles and flavors.

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

After a long day of traveling from the East Coast the sight of the brewery under the bridge was a welcome respite. Best of all there are a couple of hotels within walking distance to the brewery.

The entrance to the bar and restaurant is through the brewery itself, nothing like the smell of a brewery to get you going. A small gift shop with Rogue merchandise and beers is on the first floor once you get through the brewery and before you head upstairs to the bar and dining area.

We visited 2 nights midweek so there was no wait for seating and the service was excellent. Several tables overlook Yaquina Bay though in general the atmosphere was more utilitarian, which for us is perfect. We came for beer. It is also kid-friendly with food options and a Lego table.

The beer selection was outstanding, with standard Rogue offerings, specialty/seasonals as well as a few guest brews. Altogether it was a great experience and we would definitely recommend stopping by if are in or passing through Newport.

Photo of elniko
4.45/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My wife and I were going to the aquarium in Newport and through luck find that the Rogue brewery was on the same road. We stopped at the brewery after the aquarium and stayed for a very long time.

When you walk in you go through a portion of the brewery which is really cool. We missed the 3PM tour which was unfortunate. The gift shop has lots of cool merch and a wide variety of beers.

The Brewers on the Bay is quite cool, very casual with a beautiful view of the bay. The staff was very attentive despite being quite busy. My only minor complaint is that the food was not quite up to what the pricing was although it was still solid.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Rogue Ales, a very cool casual place that I cannot recommend highly enough.

Photo of RedBrewer83
4.45/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Rogue Ales...these guys are all about the brews! From the outside it looks like a big tin warehouse. Gray and corrugated with little detail or character. But don't let this fool you. You walk in through the front door which is small and uninviting to be honest, but you walk into the ground floor of their brewery with massive fermentation tanks rising to the ceiling as you navigate through them you usually run into a brewer or two working away. You follow a sequence of arrows that lead you into their gift shop, rustic wood walls and lots of Rogue merchandise line the walls. You climb a creaky old set of stairs that wind around and up into an old rustic pub on the left, and a nice attached restaurant on the right. The atmosphere is classic pub feel, a little loud with lots of keepsakes and photos on the walls. Most of the pub seating is against a wall lined with large windows that allow you to watch the brewers at work. The quality and selection of beers is unmatched in my experience thus far. Rogue always has solid beers, but the selection is what is overwhelming, over forty beers to choose from all on tap! Amazing! The service is good and the food is good, service is typical of any busy pub. Prices with Rogue are always a little higher than average both for food and drinks. Overall Rogue is a must visit when on the coast of Oregon!

Photo of genaro
4.45/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The restaurant/brewpub is located upstairs at the brewery. There are two rooms, the one to the right is your basic restaurant type room and to the left is a pub-style room with wooden benches and tables. In the pub room there are windows which let you look down at the brewery workings. I found the pub room to be very relaxing. In this room there are about 20 Rogue beers on tap plus Budweiser in the bottle. The food is very good. Kobe beefburgers, gumbo, ribs, and big salads are among the choices.
In addition to the food, the menu lists many of the available beers and provides Information on these beers such as apparent attenuation, degrees Plato, and the Lovibond scale (bring your reading glasses). The restaurant staff was very friendly and informative. The recommended ribs were very good.
There is a souvenir store downstairs with a large selection of Rogue beers for sale.There are also scheduled brewery tours. Outside there is plenty of parking.
This is a great place to go if you're in or about Newport.

Photo of Dogbrick
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Full disclosure: This is the kind of place you get increasingly giddy about as you get closer and closer. Situated across the bridge from the Public House, the Brewery and tap room is on OSU drive right off the 101 near the Marine Science Center. They have a large parking lot out front.

Rogue trucks, a giant warehouse and silo that you walk through add to the anticipation, then you get a self-guided tour of the brewery of sorts as you make your way to the gift shop and bar. As I mentioned, the beer-giddy level just keeps going up. The tap room is upstairs from the gift shop and is cozy (and very warm) and offers a view down into the brewery. There are boards on either end listing the beers that are available. One interesting piece of decor above the bar was artwork done on the backs of coasters that were tacked to the underside.

The beer list is pretty impressive, with around 50 taps. A paddle with 4 beer samples is available and is ordered by filling out a piece of paper and costs $5.75. The beers include the XS line, Chatoe, John John, Issaquah, Track Town, Mogul madness etc etc. All of the beers we tried were good. The brewery is stocked with a ton of bottles too, including the brand new Double Mocha Porter which I was happy to take home.

Service was pretty good considering the place was packed. The bartender found time to chat about the beers and the surrounding area. A daily (I think) guided tour is available at 3PM.

We did not try any food on this visit.

Overall a trip to the Rogue Brewery should be near the top of any beer lover's visit to Portland or the Oregon coast.

Photo of bbb099
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went here for a late lunch on October 2011. The place was quite packed as it was the weekend, though we got a seat within 15 minutes or so in the bar. This was my second time and the bar area is relatively small and might only fit 30 people at most, but there is a whole restaurant section around the back which I did not get to see. Atmosphere was not bad, you get a view of the bay on one end and the brewery silo things on the other side. The list of beers available on tap is quite a lot (~30-40), which means that you usually would have to get more than one flight. Some are average, but their big beers such as the double chocolate stout is phenomenal. I have also had some of these beers out of bottles in California and they definitely taste much better here. I enjoyed the food as well as I am a fan of the classic comfort food (burgers, fries, onion rings) and they don't mess with the recipes too much. The bartenders were surprisingly attentive considering there were only two of them serving over 20 people. Overall, it was a highly enjoyable experience and you cannot pass this up if you are stopping by Newport (unless you're a Rogue hater of course).

Photo of djbreezy
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The big red tube in the entrance is awesome, and you will absolutely find yourself yelling in it for an echo, especially after you've had a couple to drink.

It's pretty sweet that you get to walk through the warehouse to get up to the bar area. I like checking out the barrels and the store.

The upstairs area is a little tight and it's a pain in the butt to walk all the way downstairs to use the bathrooms, but that's okay. It's a cool spot, nonetheless.

I visited here during the Seafood and Wine Festival and they served us our beer in plastic cups. This may have been due to the volume of people coming through, but I really expect a bit more at a micro brewery in terms of serving glasses. If I wanted a keg cup I'd throw a house party and pick up a keg of something cheap.

Photo of John_M
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Have been here a number of times, most recently on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon driving along the coast.

I have mixed feelings about Rogue and their beers, as over time I feel as if the quality of their stuff has slipped just a bit, and they've priced their beers in such a way (over the top expensive) that I'm reluctant to buy them very often anymore. Regardless, their brewer's on the bay facility is a must stop for anyone who likes craft beer.

Located almost adjacent to the Oregon Aquarium, the Rogue facility is located right on the water, just across from the Newport Bayfront area. To get to the tasting room and/or dining room upstairs, one has to traverse through much of the brewery, and then the gift store, before walking upstairs. I didn't have the food this particular visit, but in the past it's ranged from fair to pretty good. The menu is about what you'd expect, including burgers, fish and chips, etc.

I suspect the atmosphere is not to everyone's taste, but it is to mine. The tasting room (where I sat this day) is a smallish affair, just to the left (dining room is to the right) when you come up the stairs. Seems to me there was something like 7 or 8 tables in the tasting area, along with roughly 8 seats at the modest size bar. There is all kinds of beer paraphanelia around the bar and plastered on the walls, along with pictures of various Rogue events. There is an extremely relaxed and comfortable vibe to the place, and one feels very tempted to sit and hang all day, moving from one Rogue beer to the next. Winners on this particular day for me included the chocolate stout, smoked beer, I2PA, Old Crusty and the imperial stout. Samplers here are $5.25 for 4 beers, and you can get whatever you want from the large beer menu. On this particular day I believe there were some 39 beers on tap, including 3 John Locker Selections. Service was a bit distracted (considering this was around 3:30 on a Thursday, I was surprised how crowded the place was), but was always friendly. The beers I had were for the most part excellent and of course very fresh.

What more can I say? This is a place I will probably always stop by whenever I'm in the Newport area. Fun place.

Rogue Ales in Newport, OR
94 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.