Things we like:

  • Beer
  • Oceans
  • Doing things that feel good, but are also not that much work

Things we don’t like:

  • Sea star wasting disease

Therefore, we are very excited to welcome Rogue Ales and Spirits’ newest novelty ale-with-a-cause: Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale. Here’s the deal from its website:

wasted-sea-starWasted Sea Star was brewed to raise awareness about Sea Star Wasting Syndrome – a pandemic killing millions of sea stars along the Pacific Coast and across the United States. This is the largest marine animal disease event in recorded history, affecting sea stars in coastal habitats and aquariums alike.

Rogue Brewmaster John Maier crafted this beer using purple corn nectar – a revolutionary new ingredient – to pay homage to a native species rapidly disappearing from the Oregon coastline. Like these sea stars, the beer has a light reddish-purple hue. Like the beer, these sea stars call Newport, OR home.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards the research of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome …

I repeat: It’s PURPLE! The flavor was announced on the May 20, which means this Seattle-based organization is ready for some samples. Send ‘er over, Rogue, we’ve been looking for a new summer beer. Now I’m just waiting for someone to bring out the Sturgeon Stout and Killer (Whale) Kolsch, at which point I officially become a(n all) day drinker. Hey! It’s for a good cause!