Thompson Brewpub
Ale & Cider on Tap

Brewer: Jen Kent

All Thompson Ales are available to go!

Black Widow Porter

Black Widow
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

Blavk Widow Spider

Black Widower
The Widows mate is based just as the Black Widow but we added Woodruff to this handsome man. Woodruff brings out soft hay like notes, essence of vanilla and a twist of difference compared to his lady. Which do you prefer?
Malts: Bairds Pale, Munich, Wheat, Flaked Barley, 135/165, Black and Roast
Hops: Nugget and Sterling
OG: 1.074  TG: 1.017  ABV: 7.35  IBU: 38  SRM: 38

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

Noche Cigano
Inspired by dark summer nights where shadows are made amongst the fire light as dancers and musicians gather. The euphoria of the breeze as is stirs the warm air of grasses and flowers. Gypsy guitar, deep cello and accordion play as a large ceramic carafe of this ale is passed around. Palates embrace the warm notes of Black Currant and Dark Sweet cherry that lay over the body of a shadowy stout. Notes play over the mouth feel of Cabernet wine as this blended beauty warms all on an evening that will forever live in memories.
Malts: Bairds Pale, Bairds Marris Otter, Optic, Flaked Barley, TF Black, Melanoidin and c-120
Hops: Chinook and Cascade
OG: 1.076  TG: 1.014  ABV: 8.00  SRM: 32  IBU: 46
Adjuncts: Black Currant, Dark Sweet Cherry and aged in a Cabernet Barrel

Romulan IPA
Old school recipe here to stay! Our light bodied Ipa that has been floating around the Thompson house for years has now become our house IPA with it’s balanced hop profile and smooth body. Cheers! 
Malts: Pale, Wheat and Vienna 
Hops: Nugget, Chinook and Cascade 
OG: 1.064  TG: 1.016  ABV: 6.71  IBU: 80  SRM: 5

Donkere Bergen (Dark Mountain) Belgian CDA
A tweek on the Belgian styled IPA, we went to the dark side to see what we could find. Darkened body filled with a hop profile to please, yet fermented with a Belgian yeast to still hold true to the old style of brewing, this handsome styled ale will be a true treat to start us off into the fall season. 
Malts: gwm pale, flaked barley, Vienna, bairds midnight wheat and bairds black prinz 
OG: 1.060  TG: 1.008  ABV: 6.71  IBU: 75  SRM: 34

Summer Wheat
Beautiful golden bodied American styled wheat for those easy going summer days. 
Malts: Premium two row, wheat and c-15 
Hops: Chinook and Tettnanger 
OG: 1.050  TG: 1.012  ABV: 4.90  IBU: 13  SRM: 4

Thirsty Thor’s Belgian IPA
Inspired from the poem Hymiskvioa, where Thor must find a large enough cauldron to brew an ale for all the God’s, we present you with a Belgian styled IPA. Based with a Belgian Ale yeast and speciality malts, hops to quench the palate of all, and pellet hops to add a strong muscle of flavor and aroma. Let’s drink shall we?
Malts: FB pale, GWM Vienna and Flaked Barley
Hops: Nugget, Chinook and Cascade
OG: 1.062  TG: 1.012  ABV: 6.45  SRM: 5  IBU: 85

Big Monster Pumpkin Stout
The lovely mate to our Lil’ Monster Pumpkin Ale, this big boy is sure to make for a lovely duo. Based with a softly semi sweet stout body, then blended with the beautiful pumpkin, the palate swims with notes of chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cheers to the opening of the doors to our beautiful falls in Oregon!
Malts: Gwm 2row, Vienna, Flaked Barley, 135/165, Bairds Coffee Kiln, Black
Hops: Nugget and Sterling
OG: 1.068  TG: 1.012  ABV: 7.22  SRM: 34  IBU: 34

On Nitro Tap:
Lil’ Monster Pumpkin Ale
A yearly traditional brew to treat your palate with. Soft notes of pump-kin 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

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 and 75L Crystal Malt
Hops: Cascade
OG: 1.056 TG 1.010  ABV: 5.93  IBU: 44  SRM: 11

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 , Munich, 40L Crystal, and Black Barley
Hops: Chinook and Cascade
OG: 1.065  TG: 1.015  ABV: 6.45  IBU: 30  SRM: 35

Ruby Ale

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
Fruit: Raspberries
OG: 1.039  TG: 1.005  ABV: 4.39

Hard Cider

Edgefield Hard Apple Cider
Locally grown apples are juiced and fermented into a light, crisp and refreshing hard cider.
ABV: 6.8%

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!
ABV: 6.5%


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