(Newport, OR) – Rogue Ales is celebrating Mother’s Day with the release of Mom Hefeweizen brewed with Oregon Rose Petals from Oregon. This year, give Mom something she really wants: roses and beer! Mom’s Hefeweizen is only available in April and May.
Roses have a long history of being used for fragrance and flavor, dating back several millennia. The most common product is rose water that is made by the distillate of rose petals. It is used to flavor food and also in religious purposes throughout the world. It was so highly valued for its medicinal and flavor properties that the ancient Greeks, Romans and Phoenicians placed as much importance on large public rose gardens as they did on wheat fields and fruit orchards.
Dedicated to the Mother in each of us, Mom Hefeweizen with Roses features the likeness of Mo Niemi (1912 1992) whose spirit has indelibly shaped the daily life of Newport, Oregon. Mo, founder of world famous Mo’s Restaurants, was Rogue’s first landlord and surrogate mom in Newport. Rogue Mom Hefeweizen with Roses is available on draft and limited edition 22oz serigraphed bottle. Mom Hefeweizen with Roses will also be available for purchase for Mother’s Day online at rogue.com.