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February 5, 2011

Rogue Announces Release of Jazz Guy Ale

Ah, it's nice when my two passions mix together. Although, as a huge beer geek -- like most beer geeks -- I'm not a huge fan of Rogue. I do appreciate their willingness to support PDX Jazz and step up each year. In the eighth year of the festival, Rogue offers their eighth consecutive limited bottling of Jazz Guy Ale, another alias for their American Amber Ale.

It seems like they're ditching the unique bottle designs for each festival. Originally they offered a bottle with a musician, and each year the instrument played changed on the illustration. Starting last year and continuing this year, PDX Jazz Artistic Director, Bill Royston, has been the subject of choice. This makes sense and matches the rest of Rogue's identity. Usually the characters featured on their bottles are actual individuals involved with Rogue, or the story behind the beer contents. So why not continue that tradition with Bill Royston? It's great for Bill, he deserves the credit and is indeed Portland's Jazz Guy.

In any hopes, I will buy a couple bottles of the handsome serigraphed Jazz Guy Ale bottles offering my support to the festival. Look for bottles available at Rogue Pubs and Portland Jazz Festival events.

Also to note, Rogue Ales will be hosting three nights of live Jazz at their Portland Public House & Distillery. Check out PDX Jazz for scheduling and ticket information.

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