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French Pinot Noir Oak Barrels Give the
Rogue Chehalem Spruce Tip IPA Its Unique Flavor Profile

Irvine, Calif. -- (July 27, 2016) - On August 9 Yard House will tap the exclusive Rogue Chehalem Spruce Tip IPA as part of its popular Chalkboard Series, which features limited and small batch brews. The beer, available only at Yard House, will be offered by the goblet or 9-ounce shorty.

Rogue Chehalem Spruce Tip IPA, the result of patience and dedication to the brewing process has been aged to perfection creating a one of a kind ale. It began when the Yard House beverage and culinary teams traveled to Newport, Oregon, to collaborate with Rogue Ales & Spirits’ legendary Brewmaster John Maier and his team. Together they created the Rogue Spruce Tip IPA, which was tapped in on December 7, 2015, to mark Yard House’s 19th anniversary. After the brewing process was complete, a small portion of the Spruce Tip IPA batch was reserved and aged for seven months in Chehalem Vineyards Pinot Noir oak barrels, which hail from Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine growing region. The wooden casks permitted the delicate nuances of French oak to seep and settle in. The result is a rare Newport, Oregon-brewed IPA steeped in Alaskan spruce tips, aged in French oak barrels, and available exclusively at Yard House.

“This is a very special beer,” said Gregory Howard, beverage manager for Yard House. "The original Spruce Tip IPA produced a uniquely spiced and hoppy body, which was complemented by the sweetness of spruce tips in the finish. This next generation, which was aged in French oak barrels that once housed pinot noir, has a unique flavor that beer aficionados will appreciate. We’re very excited to share this beer with our guests."

Rogue’s Chehalem Spruce Tip IPA will be tapped on August 9 at all 65 Yard House locations and is part of the restaurant’s Chalkboard Series--seasonal beers and small-batch selections--that rotates frequently. Each location will receive a highly limited quantity of five gallons or less that is expected to move quickly. For more information on Yard House and its Limited-Release Beers, visit

Yard House is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining and is known for its great food, classic and alternative rock, and more than 100 tap handles of beer. For more information, visit or follow Yard House on Facebook at or on Twitter @yardhouse

About Yard House

When Yard House opened in 1996 in Long Beach, California, it revolutionized the restaurant industry by creating a 250-tap draft beer system. Its lofty design, warm wood accents, and industrial vibe with the use of steel and chrome, made it a dining destination from the start.

Nearly 20 years and 63 restaurants later, Yard House still leads the way with great food, classic rock and a vast selection of draft beer while evolving into an award-winning dining destination known for its menu of American favorites, crafted cocktails and endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best American craft and import beers. The exhibition kitchen creates more than 100 items made from scratch daily with quality ingredients and globally inspired flavors. The menu reads like a road trip across America and guests can select from an array of items, including grilled burgers, gourmet salads, street tacos, steaks, seafood and house favorites.

Each Yard House has its own distinct beer list with a handful of taps reserved for local and regional brewers along with an offering of seasonal and small-batch selections as part of the rotating “Chalkboard Series.” The glass-enclosed keg room showcases hundreds of steel barrels containing as much as 4,000 gallons of beer that flow to the center-island bar through an extensive network of tubing positioned overhead. From there the beer is fed to the taps where it’s served ice-cold by the pint, 9-ounce shorty, goblet or half-yard glass container. Yard House is also well-known for its classic rock boasting a library of 5,000 songs with each location having its own distinct playlist. Yard House is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining.


Elizabeth Borsting     |     562.856.9292     |