Rogue Ales

In February 1989, Rogue founder Jack Joyce was passing through Newport, Oregon, in search of the perfect place for a new Rogue pub. An unusual snowstorm stranded Jack along Newport’s Historic Bay Front. Seeking shelter, he wandered into Mo’s Chowder where he met the founder, Mohava Niemi. Extending her signature hospitality, Mo welcomed him to the city with her famous clam chowder. Over a bowl, she shared her dream of living above a bar and described the perfect spot for the next Rogue Ales Brew Pub