Rogue Brewing’s New Purple Beer Will Help Save Sea Stars

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The equation is simple: Most people love drinking beer and most people support saving endangered wildlife. So why not create a beer that would help do just that?

Rogue Brewing recently partnered with Oregon State University and The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) in support of saving sea stars along the Oregon coastline and throughout the U.S. affected by Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, the widest spread marine animal disease in recorded history.

The result is a 5.7 percent ABV violet-hued brew that imitates the color of sea stars by using purple corn nectar. The beer is called Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale and a portion of its sale will go towards PISCO’s research of Wasted Sea Star Syndrome.

“We are extremely excited about this new partnership with Rogue to raise awareness about the importance of sea stars to healthy ocean ecosystems,” said Bruce Menge, lead PISCO-OSU investigator. “Rogue’s new beer also recognizes the efforts of investigators across the country who are collaborating to understand this disease and its impacts.”

Want to try these philanthropic suds for yourself? Buy your own bottle at and learn more about the partnership at

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