Meet The Brewer • Special Advance Beer Tasting

2012 Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale

  • 4 p.m. 'til beer is gone |
  • Limited-edition beer at happy hour pricing all night |
  • All ages welcome

Join Oak Hills brewer Stephen Harper
for a special pre-release tasting:

2012 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 Cascade hops used for both flavoring and aroma. Five pounds of fresh Cascades per barrel were added in three different additions in every batch. These fresh Cascades 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 citrusy, flowery and grapefruit notes usually associated with Cascade 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 and Caramel Munich 40
Hops: Centennial and Fresh Cascade
OG: 1.061
TG: 1.013
ABV: 6.19%
IBU: 44
SRM: 7

About Meet The Brewer • Special Advance Beer Tasting

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Join us once a month to sample a new, small-batch beer, handcrafted by one of our brewers.

Talk to the brewers, ask beery questions, enjoy happy hour pricing all night long on these limited-edition pints and more.

And when the beer is gone, it's gone.

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