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Leave it to Portland, Oregon

Inspired by Voodoo Doughnut’s Voodoo Doll doughnut, Rogue Brewery’s Pretzel, Chocolate & Raspberry Ale is the third Voodoo Doughnuts flavored ale to be released. We tried it last night and decided it wasn’t too bad! You can definitely taste the fruit and the chocolate, but I’m not sure I could identify the pretzel. It’s a dark ale that left a nice taste in my mouth.

Brewed with 14 ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee, and Rogue Farms Dare™ and Risk™ malts; Rogue Farms Rebel hops; pretzels, raspberry extract, Pacman Yeast and free flowing coastal water, with no chemicals, additives or preservatives.

I threw in a picture of a fresh, still warm Voodoo Doll doughnut for good measure. Eat your hearts out.

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ROGUE VOODOO PRETZEL, RASPBERRY & CHOCOLATE ALE

Rogue continues to concoct insanity in a bottle with their third release in their partnership Voodoo Doughnuts. The third collaboration in the series is Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale (it follows Bacon Maple Ale and Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Ale) and it sounds fan-freaking-tastic. Pick up a bottle and enjoy it with whatever Christmas dessert you are having this year or maybe just as the dessert itself. If you’ve been looking for the perfect beer to both get you drunk and give you a confusing sugar rush, here you go.

Craft beer from last night. Tasted like fall and pumpkins. Low bitterness, not super-complex but just nice to drink. I liked it slightly more than Awesome Husband did, but he’s sort of ‘eh’ about pumpkin flavor normally, though he still thought this wasn’t bad.

ROGUE SRIRACHA HOT STOUT

We’ve boldly proclaimed that we’d put sriracha on anything. Well, the fine folks at Rogue are set to throw down the gauntlet with the release of Sriracha Hot Stout. While we hadn’t imagined splashing our beer with any of the Vietnamese hot sauce, if Rogue’s making it, we’re game. Details on the brew are still scarce as Rogue is finalizing the label now, but you can expect to see it at some point in December and it should clock in around 6% ABV. Expect coffee notes to come through before the heat ravages your taste buds. You could travel out to Portland to try it on draft now, but for bottles you’ll have to wait a few weeks.

I hear nothing but good things about this company’s beer, however their foray into whiskey did not impress me.

It’s a young whiskey [one month in the barrel] and it definitely shows. Very sweet, light burn, overall not a bad whiskey for mixed drinks, but I didn’t enjoy drinking it straight.

That’s not to say I didn’t like it, but when it comes to bourbon, it’s just not my style.