This is the first beer of our second Rogue Day. Since Rogue Day 1, we have been anxiously waiting to procure enough Rogue beers to hold another day dedicated to their brews. Considering that the LCBO brings in maybe 2 a year, we had to hit up Total Wine when we were in Florida. We managed to find 7 there. THAT is a good day’s worth of beer.
We debated when to drink them; on a hot day, on a special day, on a Tuesday. We decided on July 4th, not because we’re patriotic for our American cousins, but because Mark had the day off and I was only working until 1.
Prior to Rogue Day, I took to the Twitters to see if they could suggest a good tasting order. From our conversation, we agreed that Good Chit would be a good place to start. So, after a Detour with lunch, we brought up all 7 beers, lined the fridge in our recommended drinking order, and opened up Good Chit (which is really fun to say).
It poured out bright yellow and was full of flat, flake-like floaties. It had a decidedly ginger smell, like a strong ginger ale or a weak Crabbie’s Ginger Beer. As it warmed up a little, it got less gingery, but it was still different. Not bad different, just different. I wasn’t sold on it.
Oh well, I have 6 more to wash that down.
Beer 1 of Rogue Day 2.0. This is going to be a great day! Our line-up is set thanks to some help from the good people at Rogue who advised us on the order we should drink.
Up first is Good Chit Pilsner. So a quick search reveals the story of the name ‘chit’ and the old fashioned hands-on process this beer is made with. All impressive and stuff, but what does it taste like?
I remember it as light and sweet, and tasting a little like Verners soda, but in a good way. I liked this beer, we are off to a great start as expected.
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 6%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle