Here are a few Irish toasts to get you started this afternoon (or maybe you're well on your way... or perhaps you've been properly jarred since Saturday...). Anyway, regardless your state of mind and body, read on:
“Wine is bottled poetry.” -- Robert Louis Stevenson
What was the very first McMenamins pub, opened by Mike and Brian McMenamin? The Barley Mill on SE Hawthorne in Portland.
Give it up for St. Arnold, the patron saint of brewers! His miracle was a tankard of ale that never ran dry… Put him on the invite list.
“We borrowed golf from Scotland as we borrowed whiskey. Not because it is Scottish, but because it is good.” -- Horace Hutchinson
Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII, was said to be able to drink any man under the table. You show ‘em, Betsy!
Does each McMenamins pub brew beer? No – only our 24 brewery-pubs do.
How many McMenamins are there in the Seattle area? Three – Mill Creek, Six Arms and Queen Anne.
Does each McMenamins pub brew beer? Nope – only our brewpubs and breweries do. They supply our other spots.
What’s the name of the Kennedy brewery? The Concordia Brewery, named for the surrounding neighborhood.
Which beer is our best-selling ale? Hammerhead, of course. Have a pint or two today!