Farming is a leap of faith.
Planting Yaquina hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon..
Plant, water, cultivate and hope. No matter how hard you try, or how good you are, eventually you place your fate into the hands of Mother Nature.
Harvesting Rogue Farms Wigrich Corn.
At Rogue Farms we collaborate with Mother Nature to grow the ingredients for our beers, spirits, ciders and sodas. Here’s what we’ve learned in nearly a decade of farming.
Pineapples Don’t Grow In Oregon
We’ve never brewed a pineapple beer. But even if we wanted to craft one, we won’t our own pineapples in Oregon. The terroir is all wrong. No amount of wishing will turn this place into a tropical paradise. Nor will global warming.
But… Oregon has great beer and spirits terroir. Hops and malting barley, two of beer’s key ingredients, thrive here because of the soil, climate and latitude. Pairing the right crops to the local terroir is how…
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