Rogue Ales Public House are brew pubs that make beers from the Rogue Ales family. John C. Maier, current Brewmaster, joined the company in 1989 after a chance encounter with Joyce at an airport. Maier is a 1986 graduate of the Siebel Institute of Technology. He describes Rogue Ales' practice of crafting a wide range of ales (regular, seasonal and specialty) as being due to Rogue's philosophy "that variety is the spice of life". Rogue to date has produced more than 60 different ales using a non-pasteurized process with no preservatives, all natural ingredients (many from the Pacific Northwest which includes all of their malts and hops) and a special proprietary yeast known as "Pacman".