Rogue Honors Portland Jazz Festival’s Bill Royston With Release Of Seventh Limited Edition Jazz Guy Ale

Portland, Oregon–Since 2004 the Portland Jazz Festival has brought world class jazz to the Rose City, showcasing iconic jazz performers from across the world. From February 21st-28th, the Portland Jazz Festival will fill up venues throughout Portland providing more than 20,000 people with more than 75 unique jazz events.

In honor of the Seventh Annual Portland Jazz Festival, Rogue Ales has released its seventh limited edition bottle of Jazz Guy Ale which previously featured artistic renditions of jazz performers including a pianist, guitarist, bass player, saxophonist and trumpet player. This year however, Rogue decided that the Jazz Guy Ale bottle will celebrate a living Rogue and Portland’s own jazz guy, Bill Royston.

A long time friend of Rogue, Royston co-founded the Portland Jazz Festival and has been the driving force behind Portland’s jazz scene for 14 years. In both 2007 and 2008 he was nominated as Jazz Producer of the year by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Six time world-champion Jazz Guy Ale is available on draft and in limited edition 22 oz. serigraphed bottles starting Feb. 1st at all Rogue pubs, Portland Jazz Festival venues and select retailers throughout Portland.

As part of the festival, Rogue will host three nights of jazz at the Rogue Distillery & Public House: Devin Phillips on February 25th, Trio Subtonic on February 26th and Go By Train on February 27th. All Rogue shows start at 9:00pm.

Rogue Jazz Guy ale is made with 11 ingredients: Harrington and Klages, Cara Vienna, English 115 & 135 Crystal and Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare Malts; Cascade and Kent Golding and Rogue Micro Hopyard Willamette Hops; Rogue’s proprietary Pacman Ale Yeast & Free Range Coastal Waters. It is tawny in color with a coffee aroma, tight head and a delicate roasted malt accent.

Celebrating four decades and two centuries, Rogue ales is an Artisan Varietal Brewery founded in Oregon in 1988, as one of America’s first 50 microbreweries. Rogue has 650+ awards for taste and quality and is available nationally and in 26 countries.

For tickets, venues, and schedules on the Portland Jazz Festival, please visit: or call (503) 228-JAZZ.

For more information, please contact:

Portland regional PR contact:
Spencer Crandall, 503-228-5299,

National PR contact:
Don Lucoff, DL Media, 610-667-0501,

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