Ale & Cider On Tap
Alewife: Jennifer Kent, Thompson Brewery
The 2015 version of Kris Kringle is a hearty and robust ale with a big and bold malt complexity as well as an intense and flavorful hop profile. This "winter warmer" highlights the rich, toasty, aromatic and chocolaty malt flavors as its very sturdy foundation. Generous amounts of two different hop varieties were added in five different additions, which delivers a magnificent and massive hop assault.
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Wheat, 15L & 120L Crystal, Chocolate
Hops: Cascade, Centennial
OG: 1.068 TG: 1.015 ABV: 6.84 IBU: 76 SRM: 15
One last hurrah to the lighter styled IPA before we delve into the more wintery IPA's. Light bodied, fruity hop packed for a good balance of it all.
Malts: GWM Pale, Wheat and c-15
Hops: Galena, Citra and Mosaic
OG: 1.069 TG: 1.018 ABV: 6.58 SRM: 7 IBU: 92
Lil' Monster Pumpkin Ale
A yearly traditional brew to treat your palate with. Soft notes of pumpkin along with a lighter styled body with a soft hop profile. Light notes of cinnamon and nutmeg complete this ale without an overbearing flavor of spices. Greatly balanced and a great ale to treat yourself to.
Malts: Premium pale, flaked barley, munich, c-120
Hops: Nugget and Cascade
OG: 1.062 TG: 1.014 ABV: 6.19 IBU: 22 SRM: 8
Easy going amber with a small hop back as we roll into the fall season.
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, c-75, 135/165
Hops: Chinook and Cascade
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.018 ABV: 5.54 IBU: 56 SRM: 15
Deacon Blue Gold
Sharing the things we know and love, with those of my kind, libations, sensations, that stagger the mind" An easy drinking Golden ale in honor of my old man dog Blue who passed. May we all be blessed with the love from a dog whose job was to love you and be at your side for 15 years. Cheers!
Malts: 2row, Vienna, Flaked Barley and c-15
Hops: Chinook and Golding
OG: 1.047 TG: 1.010 ABV: 4.77 SRM: 7 IBU: 19
Originally created at the Thompson Brewery over 20 years ago on October 15, 1991 and made once a year by all Thomp- son 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 en- tire 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 spirit- ed with ethereal wisps of caramel and licorice. Both substan- tial 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: Ultra
Additional Ingredient: Licorice Root
OG: 1.074 TG: 1.017 ABV: 7.35 IBU: 30 SRM: 38
Sweet Baby Ray's ISA
There isn't enough room on this templet to even begin what a great man Ray was to our community at Thompsons. We all loved the days where he would walk in fresh off of riding his motorcycle into the pub to say hello and have a pint. I miss that smile. Oh that smile! To all of those who knew Ray this is his beer. An easy going ses- sion ale packed with a hop profile that I know he would love. Easy going just like he was. Life a pint to a man who is dearly missed and to others as well. Cheers.
Malts: GWM 2 row, Wheat, Munich and c-15
Hops: Galena, Mosaic, Cascade and Citra Hop Pellets
OG: 1.047 TG: 1.008 ABV: 5.03 SRM: 5 IBU: 49
Vanilla Irish Stout (on Nitro tap)
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 bub- bles enhance the sensation on your taste buds with a smooth, silky creaminess.
Malts: Pale Malt, Flaked Barley, Brown Malt, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley
Hops: Nugget, US Gold
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.007 ABV: 4.90 IBU: 38 SRM: 32
Sometimes it's really hard to come up with a name for every beer we make. How many "W"-words can you attach to wheat anyways? Sometimes you just have to wing it and name it after one of the brewer's cats. Wondercat Wheat is a crisp, hay-colored ale made from sweet Wheat and Munich malts. Mosaic, Meridian and Centennial hops provide a tropical fruit aroma and flavor.
Malt: 2 Row, White Wheat, Munich
Hops: Mosaic, Meridian, Centennial
OG: 1.048 FG: 1.006 ABV: 5.42 IBU: 24 SRM: 5
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.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt and 75L Crystal Malt
OG:1.056 TG 1.010 ABV:5.93 IBU: 44 SRM: 11
This full bodied & flavor packed ale which draws its robust complexity from kiln-baked grains. Toasted, chocolate, nutty & coffee-like flavors in every pint!
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
A light, crisp & refreshingly fruity ale. Great Western Premium 2-row & 42 #s of Oregon-grown raspberry puree is used to craft every colorful batch.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt
OG: 1.039 TG: 1.005 ABV: 4.39
Edgefield Hard Apple Cider
Locally grown apples are juiced and fermented into a light, crisp and refreshing hard cider.
Dark garnet in color, the aromas of fresh blackberries burst from the glass. The slightly tannic and tart blackberry component is balanced out by a small amount of residual sugar, while the fermented apple rounds out the mid-palate and finish.