Barley Cup Brewfest
June 21, 2014
Thompson Brewery & Public House
11 a.m. 'til close • All ages until 10 p.m.
21 & over to taste
16th Annual Barley Cup
June 29, 2013
|1st||Pencil Neck Porter|
|2nd||Island Tiger Stout|
|3rd||Stone Haven English Brown|
|1st||Hoodie Love Lager|
|2nd||Wee Willy Big Chin's
80 Shllin' Scottish Ale
|Top pints sold|
|2nd||Hoodie Love Lager|
Just like our beers, each festival is unique,
and all of them are fun!
What could be better than a selection of cool brews at the start of summer, all vying to be your favorite? Head to the Barley Cup.
The twist to this contest is that our brewers cannot just brew the beer they do best. Instead, a random drawing determines the brew style to be crafted. For the patrons and judges, this ensures a full range of beers from which to choose. In keeping with tradition, the Capitol Homebrewers determine the overall winner of the Barley Cup trophy. The proud winner goes on to represent McMenamins at the Holiday Ale Festival in downtown Portland in December. We also asks our guests to determine the winner of the People's Choice award. Brewers are on hand to answer questions, give tours of the brewery and plead their cases for their own brews.
During the festival, feel free to explore the property. The Thompson house itself was built in 1905 by Spanish American War veteran Fred Thompson for his father Franklin, a Civil War veteran, and his mother Maria. It is rumored that some of the long-passed Thompsons still hang around, so keep an eye on your beer. Raise a pint of McMenamins ale to the Thompson family and all who came after them.