Big night for beer lovers in Birmingham.   The official release party for Rogue’s XS Imperial beer series is happening tonight at 8:30 at the J. Clyde.  This will be an excellent pre-party leading up to the Brewfest tomorrow and Saturday.  Here is the email from David Chappell, Rogue’s Recreation Coordinator (it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it).  David’s been a big FTH supporter for years and you may have seen his comments to posts on this very blog.


Thanks to your valiant efforts, the day has finally come that Rogue’s XS Imperial beers will fill the mugs of worthy connoisseurs in Birmingham!


Rogue XSperience at the J.Clyde!

Thursday, June 4th at 8:30pm

We will have a swearing in of the Rogue Nation by President Big Al. (via DVD- best we can do!) It’s a lot of fun!

Folks will have the opportunity to join the Rogue Nation and get their own official RN card, plus score some cool Rogue stuff!

Most importantly, 6 XS Imperial beers on tap!!

  • XS Old Crustacean Barleywine
  • XS I2PA
  • XS Morimoto Imperial Pilsner
  • XS Imperial Porter
  • XS Imperial Stout
  • XS Imperial Red

Rogue will be honored if Free The Hops will do us the honor of saying a few words before the first XS beers are poured tomorrow night. Proudly stand on the bar and declare a victory for the Craft Revolution! Rogue has been a leader of the Revolution for 21 years and we stand proudly behind your efforts. Please thank our fellow Revolutionaries of Alabama– DARE, RISK, DREAM!!!

Once again, thank you for all your hard work and dedication. The fight aint over yet!!!

As requested, Stuart and I will be there saying a few words in honor of the moment, and ceremoniously receiving the first pours.

We’ve worked hard for this moment, and Rogue has been an active supporter along the way.  Let’s toast to them and their very fine beers tonight.