Founded: 1995 by Dave Thibodeau & Bill Graham
Founded as a brewpub in 1988, Rogue was one of the first American craft beer breweries and is firmly rooted in the Newport, Oregon community. Brewing ales, porters, stouts, lagers and spirits, Rogue aims to make the very finest quality, unique ales presented with a touch of mischief, which comes out in their more ‘unusual’ offerings such as a bacon and maple ale, and Sriracha hot sauce stout. Being a ‘craft’ brewery is central to their company ethos - they may be successful but they refuse to be corporate or bureaucratic, valuing personal relationships and the ‘art’ of brewing over huge profits. They even have a list of ‘behaviour principles’ including Speak Straight, Honour Commitments and Give Appreciation. Well, we certainly appreciate Rogue’s craft brews and we think you will too.