Ale & Cider On Tap
Enjoy a pint of McMenamins' finest, brewed onsite!
Beer available to go at all McMenamins locations.
Originally created at the Thompson Brewery over 20 years ago on October 15, 1991 and made once a year by all Thompson Brewers to come after that, Black Widow has become an expected and welcome Halloween treat at the Thompson Public House in Salem. Black Widow’s web envelops the entire company every year now. Each deep-black goblet of Black Widow is packed full of the robust notes afforded by generous amounts of black and roast malts and further spirited with ethereal wisps of caramel and licorice. Both substantial and sublime, this elixir is sure to slake the most fiendish of thirsts. Open up a creaking pub door, find a seat with friends and family and nourish your inner ghoul with a brew steeped in tradition and mystery. A good howl at the Cheshire moon couldn’t hurt, either.
Malts: British Pale Malt, Munich, Flaked Barley, Wheat, 135/165 Crystal, Black, Roast
Hops: Chinook, Sterling Additional Ingredient: Licorice Root
OG: 1.074 TG: 1.017 ABV: 7.35 IBU: 41 SRM: 38
Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale
Fresh (or wet) Cascade hops were frantically delivered straight from the hop fields to every McMenamins Brewery and each batch of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale was brewed within hours of the hops being picked off of the vine. The resulting beer is an absolute fresh hop showcase. This beer starts with a smooth foundation and just a slight maltiness. The real star of this show is the fresh hops used for both flavoring and aroma. Five pounds of fresh Brewers Gold hops per barrel were added in three different additions in every batch. These fresh Brewers Gold hops overwhelm Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale with an earthy, raw hop decadence that can only come from fresh hops. It is a greener and more unadulterated flavor and aroma than comes from dried hops. The blackcurrant, fruity and spicy notes usually associated with Brewers Gold hops are still present but with an amazing fresh hop funkiness added into the mix. This beer is so refreshing and hop-filled that you may think you are dreaming but Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale is in reality a short lived dream come true.
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Caramel Munich 40
Hops: Chinook, Fresh Brewers Gold
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.013 ABV: 6.19 IBU: 60 SRM: 7
On Nitro Tap:
McMenamins Irish Stout
This is our Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day Seasonal and will pour exclusively on our nitro taps for the occasion. McMenamins Irish Stout is our interpretation of the internationally renowned beer style that originated in Ireland. McMenamins Irish Stout is made as traditionally as possible with our own little twist. It is a very dark, ebony-colored stout with a thick, creamy and long-lasting head. The flavor is a fantastic fusion of coffee-like roasted barley bitterness and semi-sweet chocolate. A moderate hop bitterness balances pleasingly with this hearty backbone, while tiny nitrogen bubbles enhance the sensation on your taste buds with a smooth, silky creaminess. One sip will have your head in the Emerald Isle clouds. A touch of the Irish, the blessings of St. Patrick and a pint of McMenamins Irish Stout to you!
Malts: Pale Ale, Flaked Barley, Brown, Chocolate, Roast
Hops: Chinook, US Golding
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.007 ABV: 4.90 IBU: 38 SRM: 32
Mr. Peacock’s Special Bitter Fresh Hop
Our OSF brewers went out to the D&D Ranch in Terrebonne again this year to hand pick hops. Fresh Fuggles and Mt Hood hops awaited us. As we first arrived 4 peacocks greeted us with their majestic plumage and stately demeanor. Thusly we chose to make a Special Bitter with the hops we picked from the D&D Ranch. An earthy yet fresh aroma greets your nose. The mild malt body has a somewhat sweet taste at first but then finishes dry and easy going. A great compliment to a sunny afternoon as well as an Autumn day.
Malts: GWM Pale, Baird’s Pale, Best Vienna, Baird’s Crystal 30/37L and Thomas Fawcett & Sons Crystal Rye 70/80
Hops: Nugget and US Golding
Special Ingredients: Fresh Hops- Fuggle and Mt Hood
OG: 1.048 TG: 1.010 ABV: 4.9 IBU: 33 SRM: 7
Caped Crusader Robust Porter
As darker nights descend onto our city, there is one beer that can save your palate from its thirst. Caped Crusader Robust Porter comes in with a BAM and helps your taste buds enjoy the longer nights. Bolder in flavor than your “regular guy” porter, this Robust Porter has all that you need. Deep malt characters with hints of coffee and chocolate. A mellow finish gives you the signal that this quaff is something to savor for the night.
Malts: GWM Pale, GWM 2Row, GWM Crystal 60L, Bleges Caramel Munich, GWM Chocolate, Briess Blackprinz and Baird’s Black
Hops: Nugget and Chinook
OG: 1.054 TG: 1.019 ABV: 4.5 IBU: 23 SRM: 35
Star Struck IPA
Have there been times when you find someone or something unexpectedly and can’t get them out of your mind? Well this IPA might just do that for you too! Citrus aromas start your experience out. A smooth and medium malt body coincides with a wonderful tropical hop character. This IPA ends with a bit of floral bitterness and an easy finishing character. Get struck with this star of an IPA today!!
Malts: GWM Pale, GWM Pilsen, GWM Munich and Briess Aromatic
Hops: Nugget, Simcoe, Mosaic and Crystal
Dry Hop: Meridian
OG: 1.063 TG: 1.010 ABV: 6.58 IBU: 80 SRM: 6
Our Town Brown
The beautiful thing about Brown Ales is that there is never a bad time to enjoy one. Brown Ales tend to be an anomaly beer style that is always appropriate no matter what season. That being said there has never been a better time to partake in the harmony of flavor and aroma that this brown brings to a pint glass. A perfect balance of malty flavor and bitterness, this brown ale always goes down smooth and leaves hints of toffee and toasty goodness on your taste buds. Our version of a Brown Ale for Our Town!!
Malts: Baird’s Marris Otter Pale, Briess Victory, Belges CaraMunich 40L, Baird’s Brown, Baird’s Crystal 70/80L and Chocolate
Hops: Nugget, Cascade and Sterling
OG: 1.056 TG: 1.013 ABV: 5.55 IBU: 29 SRM: 19
Harold’s Ax Double IPA
If you had the chance to taste Harry’s Hatchet IPA then you can guess what happens when Harry grows up a bit. He is called Harold and his hatchet is replaced with a bigger and sharper ax! Just as this double IPA is bigger and sharper than the base IPA is was derived from. The drink has a full malt flavor with a fantastic aroma of sweetness. It is definitely hoppy with pine bitterness and floral tones. It finishes with a slight dryness and lingering bitterness. If you have an affinity for those IPAs that grow up a bit then Harold’s Ax Double IPA is for you.
Malts: GWM Pale, GWM Pilsen, GWM Vienna, Briess Victory and Franco Belges Caramel Munich 40L
Hops: Zeus, Nugget, Chinook, Brewer’s Gold, Centennial and Santiam Dry Hopped: Zythos
OG: 1.072 TG: 1.016 ABV: 7.22 IBU: 90 SRM: 7
This American Wheat ale has all the basics for a great tasting wheat beer. Clean crisp body and a mellow hop flavor with a touch of malt chewiness. To put a unique twist on this beer we added Wild Chamomile flowers to enhance the flowery aromatics and herbal flavor. This enhances the overall mellow sensation that a wheat beer can be about. A wonderful combination to a sipping wheat beer!!
Malts: GWM Pilsen, GWM Wheat, GWM Premium 2-Row and Franco Belges CaraPilsen
Hops: Nugget, Tettnanger and US Golding Special Ingredient: Chamomile Flowers
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.006 ABV: 5.0 IBU: 20 SRM: 4
A classic Northwest pale ale. This rich chestnut colored gem is a model of harmony between hops and malted barley. Hammerhead's signature Cascade hop nose and intense hopped flavor blend nicely with the caramel tones from the crystal malt.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt and 75L Crystal Malt
OG: 1.056 TG 1.010 ABV: 5.93 IBU: 44 SRM: 11
One of our most popular standards, we still make Ruby with the same aims we had when brewing the first batch back in March 1986: To create an ale light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Great Western Premium 2-row and 42 pounds of Oregon-grown and processed raspberry puree is used to craft every colorful batch.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt
OG: 1.039 TG: 1.005 ABV: 4.39
Black as the darkest night, rich as the most decadent dessert, Terminator is for the true stout lover. This is a full bodied and flavor packed ale which draws its robust complexity from kiln-baked specialty grains. Look for a wide array of toasted, chocolate, nutty and coffee-like flavors in every pint! The devoted swear by it, and it remains one of our top selling ales year after year.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, Munich Malt, 40L Crystal, and Black Barley
Hops: Chinook and Cascade
OG: 1.065 TG: 1.015 ABV: 6.45 IBU: 30 SRM: 35
Edgefield Hard Apple Cider
Locally grown apples are juiced and fermented into a light, crisp and refreshing hard cider.
Edgefield Blackberry Hard Apple Cider
What says “late summer” in the Pacific Northwest more than the scrumptious taste of wild blackberries? Utilizing two iconic Northwest fruits – apples and blackberries – we have crafted this delicious new seasonal cider bringing together the crisp bite of the apple with the overt fruitiness of the blackberry.