McMenamins 2014 Brewfests
Just like our beers, each festival is unique,
and all of them are fun!
Saturday, October 4, 2014
McMenamins on the Columbia
All hail, Mighty Columbia! We raise a pint (or four or five) to thee!
Set on the banks of the lovely river at the McMenamins on the Columbia pub, this beer gathering pays homage to IPAs – that's India Pale Ales, hopped to the gill and sometimes quite high in alcohol content. Mmmm.... First brewed in England in the 19th century, IPA is a popular style of beer among American craft brewers, most notably here in the Pacific Northwest where our hops are abundant.
So settle in at one of the pub's outdoor tables (or indoors if it's a bit gloomy out), set yourself up with a selection of freshly brewed McMenamins IPAs handcrafted specifically for the occasion and just let the world float on by you....
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2013's IPA Invasion Brews:
East Vancouver Brewery
Brewer: Tega Chijavadze
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, the name of my hometown “Batumi” comes from a Greek phrase, “Bathus limen,” and means “deep harbor.” Since ancient times it has served as a natural port to fishermen, merchants and travelers on the coast of the Black Sea. This beer was inspired by it: light, fresh and loaded with the taste of citrus and minty hops to tickle and please your taste buds. Enjoy!
Malts: Golden Promise, Pilsen, Vienna, Wheat Flakes, Caramel Malt and Crystal-15
Hops: Chinook, Sterling, Mosaic and Citra
OG: 1.066 TG: 1.010 ABV: 7.2 IBU: 100+ SRM: 5
Queen Anne Brewery
Brewer: Brian Lawrence
Billy Club IPA
For a great flavor and mild citrus aroma, try this medium-bodied Northwest IPA. Its backbone is Chinook, Crystal and Centennial hops.
Malts: Premium Two-Row, Munich, and Crystal 30/37
Hops: Centennial, Chinook and Crystal
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.012 ABV: 6.32 IBU: 92 SRM: 6
Mill Creek Brewery
Mill Creek, Washington
Brewer: Charlton Fulton
This massively hopped double IPA comes packed with powerful hop flavor and braced with a big malt profile. This one’s a sipper!
Malts: Premium 2-Row Malt, Gambrinus Pale Ale Malt, Munich Malt, Oat Malt, Amber Malt, Crystal 15-L
Hops: Nugget, Centennial and Chinook
OG: 1.075 TG: 1.006 ABV: 8.90 IBU: 88 SRM: 8
East Vancouver Brewery
Brewer: Craig Gulla
Trident Imperial IPA
This Imperial IPA is more on the malty side thanks to the use of darker crystal malts and about 5% Rye malt. Only two different hops were used, Chinook and Simcoe, the fermenter being dry-hopped as well, bringing the hopping to around four pounds per barrel.
Malts: Golden Promise, rye malt, C120, C150
Hops: Chinook and Simcoe
OG: 1.085 TG: 1.015 ABV: 9 IBU: 100+ SRM: 7
Brewer: Kyle Jungck
This Artesian water IPA features Centennial, Golding and Simcoe hops, lightly flavored with white wheat and crystal-40 malts. With its smooth, full hop flavor this is the perfect easy-drinking beer whether you’re having a glass with a burger, or enjoying a pitcher!
Malts: Premium Pale, Cara-Munich
Hops: Centennial, Golding and Simcoe
OG: 1.060 TG: 1.009 ABV: 6.5 IBU: 80 SRM: 5
Brewers: Matt Bergfield, Drew Phillips,
Bruce Loux and Will Gaither
Major Threat V Double IPA
This Major Threat is the fifth batch of our popular double IPA. The latest brew is a credit to its hop-packed lineage and sports roughly 2.5 pounds of fresh, whole cone hops per luscious barrel. The resulting amber-colored monster is a juicy hop bomb with a complex grapefruit nose and a killer piney after-bitter that will surely sate even the most ardent hop addict’s appetite.
Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, C-40, Red Wheat
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade
OG: 1.083 TG: 1.023 ABV: 7.74 IBU: 72 SRM: 6
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West Coast IPA is an understatement. This robust flavored, medium-bodied, sunset amber colored ale is hop forward to say the least. American hops take front stage with Simcoe, Amarillo and Citra collaborating on a five-tier assault. Hop additions started with first wort, hop bursting, four kettle hop introductions and a long, patient dry hop with three separate additions. Then to climax on the day before being kegged we actually run the finished beer over whole Simcoe hops stripping lupulin and creating even more aroma! Heathen Brewing deserves to be punished or commended for this hop transgression.
ABV: 7.5% IBU: 80
Loowitt Brewing Company
Shadow Ninja IPA
Swift and silent, full of flavor, this skilled, shadowy master of IPAs will take you by surprise yet honorably leave your palate intact. Aggressive late hop additions tempered with stealth, fleeting bitterness make Shadow Ninja IPA a formidable and respectable beer.
ABV: 6.8 IBU: 50+ SRM: 8
Mt. Tabor Brewing Company
Asylum Avenue IPA
Loaded with Amarillo, Cascade and Simcoe hops, this balanced Northwest IPA drives the hopheads insane. We use the hops generously from start to finish across a malted canvas of C15 and 2-row, creating a tasty and hoppy elixir.
ABV: 6.3% IBU: 64
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