Rogue has announced that Rogue Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue Spirits Master Distiller John Couchot have teamed up to creative a new line of collaborative beers called John John Ales.
The first in the series is John John Dead Guy Ale which is Rogue's popular Dead Guy ale matured in Dead Guy whiskey barrels. The brew is aged for three months in the oak barrels after the whiskey has been bottled and the barrels emptied. John John Dead Guy Ale is made with Northwest Harrington, Klages, Carastan and Dare malt, Saaz and Rogue Micro Farm Revolution hops, Rogue's signature Pacman yeast and free range coastal water. The beer is a German maibock deep honey in color with a malt aroma, a caramel, vanillas and oak finish.
It will be available on draft and in 22oz bottles at select retailers starting in January 2010.
This limited release will be followed by the John John Juniper Pale Ale (Rogue's Juniper matured in Rogue's Spruce Gin barrels) as well as the John John Hazelnut Brown Nectar (their Brown Nectar being aged in Hazelnut Spiced Rum barrels).