Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale
Available at all McMenamins establishments
September 18, 2015 until gone
Running of the Brewers! video
Fall is the season for our Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale. To celebrate the hop harvest in the Pacific Northwest, McMenamins brewers create this seasonal beer utilizing fresh (undried) hops straight from local hop fields.
McMenamins staffers headed to Sodbuster Farms on the outskirts of Salem, Oregon, to collect this year's hop harvest of Simcoe hops-a first for us! We delivered the Simcoes to 20 McMenamins Breweries all over Washington and Oregon, henceforth known as "The Running of the Brewers." Each batch of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale is brewed within hours of the hops being picked off of the vine. This is a daunting task but one that the McMenamins Brewers feel is well worth the monumental coordination involved. The resulting beer is an absolute fresh hop showcase, marked this year with pine and citrus characteristics from the Simcoes. Thundercone is on tap at all locations-while it lasts!
Malts: Canada Malting Superior Pilsen Malt, Franco Belges Caramel Munich 40
Dry Hops: Galena (Bittering), Cascade (Flavor)
Fresh Hops: Simcoe
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.013 ABV: 6.19% IBU: 58 SRM: 7
Note: Although growler/jar fills are fine, there are no keg or corny can sales available on Thundercone.