Ales on Tap
Enjoy a pint of McMenamins' finest!
Beer available to go at all McMenamins locations.
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
Barley Mill 31st Anniversary Ale:
Max's Lanson ESB
Max Zimmerman was a famous brewmaster. He worked for Blatz Brewing in the Midwest as well as Blitz-Weinhard here in Portland. After he passed away, his son John, a Hillsdale regular, invited Mike and Brian to his father’s estate sale. In addition to procuring what would become the Hillsdale’s original mash tun and brew kettle, they found an unopened case of 1945 Lanson Champagne. Can you imagine? 1945 was possibly the finest vintage of the century in France. It was the end of the war. It was French Independence. And the wine was in great condition but for two bottles. For ten years straight this Champagne was the foundation ingredient of our Barley Mill Pub Anniversary Ale. The first bottle inspired the name of the 1986 anniversary ale, Longevity. The last bottle went into the batch of 1995, fifty years after the end of the war. This year, we kicked off the annual Barley Mill Brew lunch by uncorking another bottle of Lanson (although not a 1945 vintage!) and toasted Max and his famous Champagne. Cheers, Max!
Malts: ESB Malt, C-40, C-15, and Chocolate
Hops: Chinook and Brewer’s Gold
OG: 1.044 TG: 1.008 ABV: 4.6% IBU: 51 SRM: 8
Buzz Words: Malty, Full flavored, Unique
On Nitro Tap:
McMenamins Irish Stout
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 smoothness.
Malts: Premium Pale Malt, Flaked Barley, Brown Malt, Roast, Chocolate
Hops: Chinook, Golding
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.007 ABV: 4.90 IBU: 43 SRM: 31
This Standard North West IPA is light in color and full of hop flavor and bitterness. Five pounds of Meridian hops were added to the fermenter to create a sweet, pungent aroma with flavors of lemon and fruit punch.
Malts: Pale, Munich and Caramel Munich
Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Cascade, Ultra and Meridian Pellets
OG: 1.062 TG: 1.013 ABV: 6.4 IBU: 100 SRM: 6
Magic Mountain Hefeweizen
This classic Bavarian style wheat beer is tawny, tart and beclouded. Brewed on the sight of the former Pierce Sanitarium in Hillsdale and crafted to aid in the relaxation and physical well-being of all those who partake, we gladly present this golden elixir for your nourishment. And remember, lemons are for tourists.
Malts: Pilsen, Wheat, and Flaked Wheat
OG: 1.047 TG: 1.009 ABV: 4.9 IBU: 27 SRM: 3
Black Rabbit Porter
Black Rabbit Porter is a seven-grain Edgefield classic with a roasty, chocolate malt profile, toasted nut flavors, silky body, and a soft finish. Named after the elusive Black Rabbit who once roamed the grounds, this ale has been an Edgefield staple for years.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt, Munich, Caramel Munich, Rolled Oats, C-75, Roast and Chocolate
Hops: Chinook, Cascade and Golding
OG: 1.056 TG: 1.014 ABV: 5.55 IBU: 14 SRM: 34
This double IPA may not be out-of-this-world but give it time and it might just put your head in the clouds. The taste is smooth and slightly malty with a good balance of hop flavor and bitterness. The IBUs measure at over 100 but the Brown malt tames the perceived bitterness and compliments slightly spicy Rye notes.
Malts: Pale, Rye, C-15 and Brown
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Mosaic and Amarillo
OG: 1.071 TG: 1.014 ABV: 7.35 IBU: 100 SRM: 7
Plattsmouth pale is a light refreshing ale made for all the lovers of the Nebraska Bitter. Cascade hops were used liberally towards the end of the boil to increase the floral and citrus notes while keeping the bitterness in check. Balanced malt flavor and light body give this beer such broad appeal that even Ruby drinkers will be tempted to try a pint.
Malts: Pale. Maris Otter and C-15
Hops: Chinook and Cascade
OG: 1.047 TG: 1.008 ABV: 5 IBU: 31 SRM: 5
Dale’s Scottish Ale
Dale's Scottish Ale is a crisp and boggy brew with earthy aromas and a clean, malt flavor punctuated by hints of coffee and smoke. Accustomed to cool and damp weather? Surrounded by people in plaid and thick beards? Maybe this is Scotland, so belly up to the bar and order a Dale’s. Cheers mates.
Malts: ESB Malt, Roasted Barley, and Heavy Peated Malt
Hops: Brewer’s Gold
OG: 1.050 TG: 1.012 ABV: 4.9 IBU: 25 SRM: 10
A classic Northwest pale ale. This rich chestnut colored gem is a model of harmony between hops & malted barley. Hammerhead's signature Cascade hop nose & intense hop flavor blend nicely with the caramel tones from the Crystal malt. To run out is an unforgivable sin.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt and 75L Crystal Malt
OG: 1.056 TG 1.010 ABV: 5.93 IBU: 44 SRM: 11
Black as the darkest night, rich as the most decadent dessert, Terminator is for the true stout lover. A full bodied & flavor packed ale which draws its robust complexity from a wide array of kiln-baked specialty grains. Flavors of toast, chocolate, nut and coffee 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
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 & processed raspberry puree is used to craft every colorful batch.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt
OG: 1.039 TG: 1.005 ABV: 4.3
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? Dark garnet in color, the aromas of fresh blackberries burst from the glass. Gluten Free!