Staff pick: Rogue beer and spirits tasting

From the August 9, 2012 edition

Rogue was one of the first companies to both brew beer and distill spirits, and this Friday Weiland’s Market offers the chance to sample a variety of Rogue products. The tasting will pair spirits — Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, Dead Guy Whiskey and the Hazelnut Spice Rum and Dark Rum — with the brewery’s beers. The Dead Guy Whiskey pairs with the Dead Guy Ale and the John John Dead Guy Ale (regular Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey barrels). The Hazelnut Spice pairs with the Hazelnut Brown Ale, and the Single Malt Whiskey pairs with Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Ale.

These are excellent liquors and some of Rogue’s finest beers, and for $4 (or $2 to taste the liquors or beers individually) you’re not going to break the bank. Besides, what’s better than beer and whiskey? That’s right — nothing.