McMenamins Standard Ales


A classic Northwest pale ale and McMenamins top selling beer. 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. This beer has a vocal following. To run out is an unforgivable sin.

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt; 75L Crystal Malt
ops: Cascades

Original Gravity: 1.056 
Terminal Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Volume:
241 per pint


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. Simple but delicious.  Taste the original!

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt
Hops: Vary

Original Gravity: 1.038
Terminal Gravity: 1.005
Alcohol by Volume:
: 170 per pint

Terminator Stout

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, Black Barley
: Chinook, Cascades

Original Gravity: 1.065
Terminal Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol by Volume
: 6.45%
: 282 per pint 

Sunflower IPA

In the 1790s, English sailors needed an ale that could withstand the long sea voyage to the colonies in Asia. Knowing that alcohol and hops are natural preservatives, English brewers developed these strong, highly hopped ales known as India Pale Ales. McMenamins Sunflower IPA was first introduced in the summer of 1995 at our West Linn brewery. Inspired by the bountiful sunflowers grown in the pub's beer garden, our IPA has a deep golden color and distinct yet subtle citrus flavors that satisfy both the diehard IPA drinker and those who prefer a lighter palate. Sunflower IPA is truly a beer for the masses. McMenamins artists Lyle Hehn, Myrna Yoder and Jenny Joyce were each asked to design a label for the new IPA. What resulted was three incredibly beautiful yet dissimilar ideas. Rather than choose one label, we will issue three different bottles!

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, 4OL Crystal
: Chinook, Cascade

Original gravity: 1.062
Terminal Gravity: 1.011
Alcohol by Volume:
: 265 per pint

Cascade Head

Cascade Head ale, being one of our lightest beers, was named after the National Wildlife Preserve in Lincoln City, Oregon. It is a light, crisp, golden ale and is a good choice for those whose palates are accustomed to America's light lagers. Hopped exclusively with the Sterling and Tettnanger hops, Cascade Head is a refreshing option for those who prefer their ales a little less aggressive.

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, 40L Crystal
: Sterling, Tettnanger

Original Gravity: 1.040
Terminal Gravity: 1.005
Alcohol by Volume
: 4.52%
: 170 per pint

Crystal Ale

First produced in 1986, many people have enjoyed Crystal Ale throughout the years. This company standard incorporates Munich malt to complement the pale malt which gives the ale its rich character. The addition of a lighter crystal malt makes the beer flavorful yet smooth, while lending it a deep gold appearance. Exclusive use of Sterling hops in both bittering and finish imparts a refreshing aroma and pleasant aftertaste. Crystal Ale is the perfect pint for patrons who want an ale that is flavorful, but not too heavy.

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, Munich Malt, 40L Crystal Malt
: Crystal

Original Gravity: 1.050
Terminal Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Volume:
: 214 per pint

Bagdad Ale

Bagdad Ale is a benchmark beer for McMenamins. Inspired by the Pilsner style, our Bagdad Ale is one for the lager lovers. Its fine hop aroma and quick, light finish makes this a good ale for hot weather. It has become a favorite at McMenamins Bagdad Theater in Portland.

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, Munich, 40L Crystal
: Chinook, Goldings

Original Gravity: 1.045
Terminal Gravity: 1.006
Alcohol by Volume:
: 190 per pint

Nebraska Bitter

This golden bitter uses fresh Cascade hops in modest amounts to create a more subtle hop flavor and bitterness than its big brother, Hammerhead. Nebraska Bitter was first brewed at the Fulton Pub & Brewery, located in Southwest Portland. This crisp and flavorful ale has become a standard attraction at McMenamin's taps everywhere.

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, 40L Crystal Malt
: Cascade

Original Gravity: 1.044
Terminal Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol by Volume
: 4.64%
: 187 per pint

Black Rabbit Porter

Black Rabbit Porter is a semi-sweet ale with a roasty chocolate malt tone. This ale is defined by it's toasted nut flavor and a sweeter, softer finish than McMenamins' Terminator Stout. Named after the elusive Black Rabbit who roamed freely on the grounds at the Edgefield Manor, this ale has been an Edgefield staple for years.

Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, 75L Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt
: Chinook, Tettnanger, Goldings

Original Gravity: 1.057
Terminal Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol by Volume
: 5.55%
247 per pint

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