Available March 1 through April 30
As springtime nears and the month of March beckons, it all gives rise to McMenamins newest Seasonal Beer, Devil’s Bitter. To celebrate the upcoming change in seasons, McMenamins brewers have hand-crafted a delightful Strong Bitter that is an English/American hybrid. This beer style is characterized by a high level of drinkability and ‘Devil’s Bitter’ does not disappoint. Mostly English style malts were used as well as the English derived US Golding hops. The American twist comes in as we turn the emphasis to the middle and late addition hops as opposed to the bittering addition of hops up front. Citrusy and floral American Centennial hops were used in the middle additions. Devil’s Bitter is the second in a new series of Seasonal Beers that McMenamins will be rolling out in 2013 as we look to expand, evolve and enhance our Seasonal Beer Program.
Struck by the ferocious beauty of the rugged Oregon and Washington coastlines, we set out to brew a drink worthy to be served from Devil’s Punch Bowl. Shining like sun on sand, this crisp ale has a bright, fresh nose courtesy of a bountiful late addition of Golding hops. The flavor is brisk but balanced, favoring bready complexity over malt sweetness. This spring, as you await our annual release of Devils Bit Whiskey, raise a pint of Devil’s Bitter and toast the power of nature and its delicious bounty.
Malts: Gambrinus Pilsen, Maris Otter Pale, CaraMunich 40, Flaked Barley
Hops: Centennial, Golding
OG: 1.053 TG: 1.010 ABV: 5.55 IBU: 32 SRM: 4
Buzz words: Bright, clean, sprightly