Gettin’ Raunchy with Rogue!

Today is the first day of spring. Friday will be the third day of spring and hopefully by then the flowers will be blooming (yeah right!) and beginning to release their potent pheromones, so that we can all get into the swing of things with my second series beer event. Yes, you might want to bring your better half along as we get into some seriously OREgasmic Ales!


The Rogue Brewery has been doing some really interesting things recently, especially a line of beers from their “First Growth” series which has fascinated me. I’m trying to figure out how such a large operation brewery can still put in the time and care needed for these small production beers?

But then Rogue is one of the oldest and original craft breweries in the US.  They started in October of 1988, the year I was born funnily enough, these guys have been brewing beer longer than I have been alive!  They have a great reputation of brewing not only the classics, but also some new innovative styles.  Remember the Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale?

But for the last couple years Rogue has been working on and perfecting their GYO (Grow Your Own) line, which is what we will be tasting on Friday evening. All these beers are made entirely from ingredients grown on Rogue’s estate farms in Oregon.  These are field to bottle beers with no additives, preservatives, or chemicals added. We will be drinking true Oregon beer, grown on Oregon soil direct from the producer. Now that gives me something to be excited about. I’m telling you, this is some seriously “Good Chit” (that’s a beer too!).

There are no less than seven spectacular beers to try, so i look forward to seeing you all. And remember if you register online i will enter you in the draw for a free $25 Gift Card!

See you Friday at 5!




Denis Lynch

About Denis Lynch

I am a true homegrown Irishman hailing from the only county you really need to know about, Cork. Whiskey, beer, wine and all manner of spirits are in my blood (figuratively speaking of course!). I first started my career in my Great Aunty Maisey’s pub in New Tipperary, Donoughmore, pouring pints and small drops to the auld lads after the fair. Little did I think back then that I would be taking a short hop, skip and a jump over to the U.S of A. But here I am and I have been with Vine & Table since the beginning. I am now the stores Beverage Manager and Spirits Buyer. I like to think that I have found my niche here in the US. I have a great love for all things spirits-wise and have developed our offerings here at Vine & Table to include the best Single Malt selection in Indiana. Pop in and see me for a chinwag and a small drop next time you are in Carmel. Slainte, Denis
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