Sep 22 2011

On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, as the mist rose from the fields and the sun broke through the clouds over Mount Hood, a group of early-rising brewfolk gathered at a farm in Silverton, Ore., in pursuit of one goal:

To complete "The Running of the Brewers" in record time.

photoTheir mission was to collect one ton of freshly-harvested hops ripped from the soil, watch them being processed and loaded, and then deliver the hops, still sticky off the vine, to McMenamins breweries across the Pacific Northwest within hours, all for one very special beer...

THUNDERCONE FRESH HOP ALE
On tap at all McMenamins 9/23/11 ‘til it runs out.

Have a look...

PHOTO GALLERY OF THE
MAKING OF THUNDERCONE ALE

About the author: Kerry Beeaker has been part of our crack McMenamins marketing staff since 2005.
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