Fresh Hop Beer Tasting


Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale Cask-Style

Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale NitroCone

Solar Sail IPA

  • 6 p.m. 'til the beer is gone |
  • Limited-edition beer at happy hour pricing all night |
  • 21 and over to drink

About Fresh Hop Beer Tasting


Join us for a special fresh-hop beer tasting, with Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale in cask and nitro versions and Solar Sail IPA.

Fresh (or wet) Cascade hops are frantically delivered straight from the hop fields to every McMenamins Brewery and each batch of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale is 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 are 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, Caramel Munich 40
Chinook, Fresh Cascade

OG: 1.061  TG: 1.013  ABV: 6.19%  IBU: 56  SRM: 7

Buzz Words: Medium-bodied, Citrusy, Fresh


About Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale Cask-Style

This version of the ale is dry-hopped with Cascade hops and served cask-style.


About Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale NitroCone

This “NitroCone” version of the ale will be served via the nitro tap to provide our customers a new fresh hop experience.


About Solar Sail IPA

A mystery in the making as this brew will be damp-hopped and only revealed the night of the event as to which hop variety was used. Hold your pint up to the light and you will see sunshine in a glass. Tip it back, and enjoy the journey.

Malts: 2-Row Malt, Munich, Crystal 75, Flaked Barley
Hops: Centennial, Simcoe

OG: 1.064  TG: 1.012  ABV: 6.71%  IBU: 88  SRM: 7

Buzz Words: Floral, Citrus, Resinous

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Property > Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

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