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Ales on Tap

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Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale

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

McMenamins Irish Stout

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McMenamins Irish Stout
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 and Roast
Hops: Nugget and Delta
OG: 1.045  TG: 1.007  ABV: 4.90  IBU: 40  SRM: 34

Back Porch Porter
Back Porch Porter is a superb sipping porter. Smooth and creamy with just the right chocolate/roast balance, this ale has the complexity that makes your tongue yearn for another chance to explore. Order your second pint now, it will give it a chance to open up while you sip your first. Cheers!
Malts: 2-Row Malt, 40L Crystal Malt, 120L Crystal Malt, Kiln Coffee Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Flaked Barley
Hops: Centennial, Golding
OG: 1.059  TG: 1.010  ABV: 6.32  IBU: 23  SRM: 38
Buzz Words: Chocolatey, Roasty, Smooth

Major Threat VI
Edgefield Brewery • Troutdale, Oregon
The latest installment in our double IPA series is a credit to its hop-packed lineage and sports roughly three pounds of fresh, whole cone hops per luscious barrel. The resulting amber colored monster is a juicy hop bomb with a citrus nose, smooth bitterness, and hints of herbs and spices. Balanced with caramel and nutty malts, this Major Threat was tailored for the coming cold weather season. Find a fireplace and enjoy!
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Rolled Oats, Crystal Wheat, Victory
Hops: Galena, Simcoe, Chinook, Cascade, Santiam, Nugget
OG: 1.073  TG: 1.018  ABV: 7.09  IBU: 80+  SRM: 8
Buzz Words: Hoppy, High Gravity, Aggressive

Cascade Wheat
This crisp, easy-drinking American wheat beer is 47/53 malted white wheat and two-row barley. Generous flavor and aroma additions of Cascade hops give this beer a floral nose with hints of citrus.
Malts: Wheat, 2-Row
Hops: Cascade
OG: 1.046  TG: 1.006  ABV: 5.16  IBU: 21  SRM: 4

Hammerhead
A classic northwest pale ale and one of McMenamins top selling beers. 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 and 75L Crystal Malt
Hops: Cascade
OG: 1.056 TG 1.010  ABV: 5.93  IBU: 44  SRM: 11

Ruby Ale

Ruby
We continue to produce this top-selling ale with the same aims we had when brewing the first batch back in March 1986: To create an ale that is light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Great Western Premium 2-row malts and 42 pounds of Oregon-grown and processed raspberry puree is used to craft every colorful batch.
Malts: Premium 2-row Malt
Hops: Vary
Fruit: Raspberries
OG: 1.039  TG: 1.005  ABV: 4.39

Terminator
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 that 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!
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

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09/19/2014


 

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