52 Weeks 42: Rogue Maierfest

This beer is aggressively banal. Let us speak no more of it.

Actually, let’s talk about it for a second. This is from Rogue and this is a brewery that helped introduce me to different styles of beer. Lately they’ve been playing it safe, doing beers that are desperately asking to be liked, as though they were the geeky, lonely kid at the party, telling every joke he knows to make an impression. But the jokes are cribbed from a movie–it’s like hearing “Do I make you horny, baby?” for the millionth time. You’re bored already and he hasn’t even asked you your name.

Fortunately, I’ve been engaged in some lively conversation. I’m on the rail, chatting people up and by chance meeting a fellow from the OBC named Jeremy. He recommends a Block 15 barleywine, so I think I’m going to try it.

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6 thoughts on “52 Weeks 42: Rogue Maierfest”

  1. I’ve been enjoying the stuff they produce at their Issaquah brewery, but I wish I were more consistently impressed overall with Rogue beer. Not that Rogue makes bad beer, but I wonder if they have their fingers into too many brews, as it were.

  2. To a degree. But they’ve tried so much, that all of it has all become standardized.

    Though, like I said, they still make some good beers. I tried their version of a Russian stout, and was more than favorable impressed.

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