Issaquah Brewer Leaps at 3 World Championships
Issaquah Brewery’s Frog Rye IPA won a Bronze medal in the Rye beer category at the 7th World Beer Cup held in San Diego, California, its Menage a Frog was awarded a Gold medal (90) at the World Beer Championships in Chicago and a Gold medal in the French and Belgian style ales category at the 2008 New Zealand International Beer Awards.
The World Beer Cup is a bi-annual event that is judged by an elite international panel drawn from the ranks of professional brewers and brewing industry experts. 644 breweries from 58 countries and 45 U.S. states vied for awards with 2,864 beers entered.
The World Beer Championships began in 1994 and is held annually in Chicago, Illinois, judging beers from around the world. Their panel is chosen by the Beverage Testing Institute and are highly experienced, professional guest tasters. All panelists are screened, audited and trained in the blind tasting methodology. Rogue Ales has been awarded 63 medals in 21 styles by the World Beer Championships.
The New Zealand International Beer Awards is an annual competition held each year in Nelson, New Zealand. Medals awarded are determined on fidelity to style, brewing excellence, and overall product quality. Each beer is judged in a blind tasting fashion by a panel of international beer experts.
Frog Rye IPA is a Northwest style IPA with a Rye twist. Vivid auburn in color. Aromas of Rye and citrus in the nose. A medium-bodied mouth feel and an unmistakable Amarillo hop finish from dry hopping. It’s created from 7 ingredients: Maris Otter, Flaked Rye, Rye Malt, and Gambrinus Dark Munich malts; Amarillo hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast. Frog Rye IPA measures 16.4º PLATO, 56 IBU, 75 AA, 23º L.
Menage a Frog is a Belgian style Tripel Ale made with 5 ingredients: Pilsner malts, Saaz Hops, Belgian Candi sugar, Free Range Coastal Water and Abbey Yeast. Menage a Frog measures 22º PLATO, 30 IBU, 80 AA, 16º L.
Frog Rye IPA and Menage a Frog are part of Issaquah Brewery’s family of Frogs which include Menage a Frog, Bullfrog Ale, Hippie Frog Chamomile Ale, Grapefruit Frog, Frog Rye IPA, Summer Frog Wit, Frog in the Rye, Quadruple Frog, Smoked Frog, Kilted Frog, Wicked Frog and MacFrog Scotch Ale.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Issaquah, the Issaquah Brewhouse is an Artisan Varietal Brewery founded in Washington in 1994. Issaquah Brewhouse has garnered 20+ awards for taste and quality and is distributed in 13 states.