Available June 17 through August 2016
For the ninth summer, a different kind of moon will arise over McMenamins: our summer seasonal. Copper Moon has a bit more malt quality and hop character than typical summer seasonals, giving rise to a refreshing, flavorful beer style that we call a Summer Pale Ale. All the malted barley used in every batch of Copper Moon is organically grown and malted. The outcome is a smooth, flavorful Summer Pale Ale made with a 100% organic malt combination.
Reach for the moon, because if you don't make it, you'll land among the stars.
-William Cullen Bryant, The Tides
Copper Moon has a coppery orange luminescence radiating out of the pint glass, originating from three different organic malts that impart a flavorful yet summery smooth sweetness that quenches your thirst while tantalizing your tastebuds. The upfront hop bitterness of Copper Moon is relatively low, complementing the malts without being overpowering. The hop flavor and aroma are another matter, as the Perle and Chinook Hops used in the latter stages of each batch intermingle to generate a dazzling citrusy, floral experience, in addition to slightly spicy notes. All of these qualities blend into a refreshing, flavorful organic Summer Pale Ale. There's a Copper Moon arisin' again this summer across
Malts: Great Western Organic 2-row Malt, Great Western Organic Munich Malt, Great Western Organic 60L Crystal Malt
Hops: Horizon (bittering), Citra (flavor) & Chinook (aroma)
Buzzwords: Refreshing, flavorful, citrusy
OG: 1.048 TG: 1.009 ABV: 5.03% IBU: 44 SRM: 6