Limited edition IPAs available as our Neon & Argon labels
When genius strikes, McMenamins brewers can’t hold it back, so we’ve created our Captain Neon and Argon series to capture it. These rotating IPAs are released at the whim of our brewers, and each batch is its own inspired IPA showcase. Check out the story behind the labels and find out what’s in cans now – or scan the can! Scan the QR code on your can of Captain Neon or Argon to learn more.
Available year 'round at all McMenamins locations.
A classic Northwest Pale Ale and McMenamins Standard. This rich chestnut colored gem is a model of harmony between hops and malted barley. Hammerhead's signature Cascade Hop nose and intense hopped flavor blend nicely with the caramel tones from the Crystal Malt. This beer has a vocal following; to run out is an unforgivable sin.
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Crystal 60
OG: 1.056 TG: 1.010 ABV: 6.00 IBU: 44 SRM: 11
We still make Ruby with the same aims we had when brewing the first batch back in March of 1986: To create an ale that's light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Great Western Premium 2-Row and 42 pounds of Oregon-grown and processed raspberry puree is used to craft every colorful batch. Simple but delicious.
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Maltodextrin
OG: 1.040 TG: 1.008 ABV: 4.13 IBU: 5 SRM: 4
Black as the darkest night and as rich as the most decadent dessert, Terminator is for the true Stout lover. This is a full-bodied and flavor packed ale that draws it's robust complexity from kiln-baked specialty grains. Look for a wide array of toasted, chocolate, nutty and coffee-like flavors in every pint. The devoted swear by it, and it remains one of our top selling beers, year after year.
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Munich, Crystal 40, Black Barley, Chocolate Malt
Hops: Chinook, Cascade
OG: 1.065 TG: 1.015 ABV: 6.45 IBU: 30 SRM: 35
Release Date: January
Iron Heart is an Imperial Stout aged for over a year in Hogshead Whiskey barrels with sweet cherries, cocoa, and cold brew coffee. It's dark, indulgent and hard to resist.
Special Ingredients: Cold Brew Coffee, Chocolate
Fruit: Tart Cherries
Malts: Baird's Pale, Munich, Wheat, Flaked Barley, Crystal 135/165, Black, Roast, Maris Otter, Rolled Oats, Crystal 40, Acidulated
Hops: Chinook, Sterling, US Golding, Perle
OG: 1.091 TG: 1.023 ABV: 8.77 IBU: 24 SRM: 32
Our friends at Great Notion Brewing had, well, a great notion: recipe swap! They brew our beer, we brew theirs but with a twist! We took their Ripe IPA and cold-fermented it, lager style, and this is the result. A huge citrusy, tropical Cold Double India Pale Ale. Enjoy!
Special Ingredients: Cryo Hops
Malts: Gambrinus Pilsen, Wheat
Hops: Citra, Mosaic
OG: 1.074 TG: 1.009 ABV: 8.39 IBU: 31 SRM: 4
Release Date: February
This citrus-heavy Double IPA was fermented with 84 pounds of peaches and aged in fresh Billy Whiskey barrels.
Special Techniques: Billy Whiskey Barrel-Aged
Fruit: Oregon Peaches
Malts: 2-Row, Crystal 40, Rolled Oats
Hops: citra, sabro
OG: 1.077 TG: 1.010 ABV: 8.64 IBU: 68 SRM: 7
Release Date: March
One Sip of this Stout and you’ll find the luck of the Irish upon you.
McMenamins Irish- style Stout uses a traditional recipe and methods. A fantastic fusion of coffee-like roasted barley bitterness meets notes of semi-sweet chocolate, tethered to moderate hop flavor with tiny nitrogen bubbles to heighten its smooth, silky creaminess. Sláinte!
Malts: Baird's Maris Otter Pale, Grain Millers Flaked Barley, Baird's Brown, Baird's Roast, Baird's Chocolate Malt
Hops: Chinook, Palisade
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.007 ABV: 4.90 IBU: 35 SRM: 34
Release Date: March
This semi-sweet refreshing cider comes in with a punch of blood orange and a spicy ginger finish that’s nicely rounded out with a hint of sweetness. Ginger adds a deliciously spicy kick and contributes swirling clouds of fresh-pressed ginger juice to your glass.
Special Ingredients: Ginger
Fruit: Blood Orange
OG: 0 TG: 0 ABV: 6.2 IBU: 0 SRM: 0
Dry apple cider is aged in our Monkey Puzzle Whiskey barrels for nine months to impart notes of oak, vanilla and caramel with a vibrant whiskey kick. A dollop of honey swirled in after aging rounds out this semi-dry cider.
A light straw color makes way for aromas of grapefruit, mixed berries and fresh pine, thanks to a thorough dry-hopping. A medium body welcomes a bready sweetness and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. The finish is crisp, with just the right amount of bitterness. Raise a pint to the institution that is the Pacific Northwest India Pale Ale.
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Rolled Oats, Crystal 15
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Nugget
OG: 1.064 TG: 1.012 ABV: 6.71 IBU: 55 SRM: 4
Release Date: April
Pau Hana Gold Island Lager is crisp, clean and as refreshing as an ocean breeze. This beer has wonderful fruity esters from both the lager yeast and noble hops. The name Pau Hana is Hawaiian for "work is finished" and was the first beer to come out of the Kalama Harbor Lodge Brewery and has become a staple of this location. This easy drinking lager is sure to keep you balanced on your path.
Malts: Pale, Vienna
Hops: Mt Hood, Saaz
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.008 ABV: 4.9 IBU: 15 SRM: 4
Release Date: April
The Crystal Brewery has collaborated with the Edgefield Brewery to create a beer that's meant to mirror the spirit of the Annual Sabertooth Psychedelic Rock Micro Fest. This hazy IPA boasts aromas of citrus and ripe papaya while a smooth, pillowy mouthfeel precedes resinous flavors of juicy tropical fruit. Raise a Haze to the rock of past and present.
Special Techniques: Dry-Hopped
Special Ingredients: Blend of Imperial's Juice, Barbarian, and Citrus Yeasts
Malts: Pilsen, Northwest Pale, Pale Ale, Carapils, Rolled Oats, Flaked Barley, Acidulated
Hops: Columbus, Strata, Mosaic, El Dorado, Citra
OG: 1.062 TG: 1.015 ABV: 6.06 IBU: 10 SRM: 4
Mango Hazy Double IPA
Release Date: May
With the sweet-tangy juiciness of mango and a burst of Mosaic and Idaho-7 hops, this Double IPA is a powerhouse of flavor. There's a reason this was the first beer to be canned after our flagship ales and you're about to experience it.
Malts: 2-Row, Torrified Wheat, Rolled Oats,
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Idaho-7 Mosaic
OG: 1.085 TG: 1.018 ABV: 8.6 IBU: 65 SRM: 5
Release Date: June
Inspired by the bountiful sunflowers grown in West Linn Pub's beer garden, this India Pale Ale was first introduced in 1995 and has become a summer classic. Its brilliant blonde color and distinct yet subtle citrus flavors satisfy both the diehard IPA drinker and those who prefer a light, easy-drinking selection.
Malts: Pilsner, C-15, Rolled Oats
Hops: Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Idaho-7
OG: 1.058 TG: 1.007 ABV: 6.58 IBU: 30 SRM: 4
Release Date: July
Tropic Heat is a kettle soured ale brewed with pink guava puree, coconut and habanero peppers. The heat contribution from the peppers is very minimal and creates a pleasant background quality that lingers. This slight spiciness accentuates the fruity, full guava taste that is this beer's foundation. Coconut was also added to pleasantly blend all of the fine flavors together.
Special Techniques: Kettle Soured
Special Ingredients: Habanero, Coconut
Fruit: Pink Guava
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Pale, Wheat, Acidulated
OG: 1.052 TG: 1.012 ABV: 5.16 IBU: 8 SRM: 4
Egyptian Cotton was named after the soft, cozy companion that a blanket can provide. This beer is just that soft, like a basket full of clouds. Aromas of citrus and candied fruit float over a light hazy body comprised of silky rolled oats, full of hop-forward flavor but lacking an overly assertive bitterness. Enjoy the smooth mouthfeel of this New England-Style IPA!Special Ingredients: Softness
Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, Rolled Oats
Hops: Centennial, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, El Dorado
OG: 1.058 TG: 1.007 ABV: 6.58 IBU: 35 SRM: 4
Release Date: August
This beer was named after the most recognizable of Jimi Hendrix tunes, and its notable that the song’s colorful imagery came to Hendrix in a dream,. In a 1969 interview, he said “I dream a lot and I put a lot of my dreams down as songs.” Sixteen years later, McMenamins dared to dream and introduced fruit in the creation of our ales. We still craft our Fruit Ales exactly as we first did, aiming to make them crisp and refreshingly fruity. Purple Haze, a requested favorite since its beginnings in 1990, is brewed with fresh Oregon boysenberries in every batch.
Malts: 2-Row, Carapils, Acidulated
OG: 1.040 TG: 1.008 ABV: 4.10 IBU: 6 SRM: 3
Release Date: September
Nothing fancy here, just a well-made craft beer for drinking all day long, no matter where you celebrate your Oktoberfest. Tune up the accordion, pour a pint in the autumn sun, and celebrate harvest season and beer- mostly celebrate the beer.
Malts: Best Light Munich, Best Dark Munich
OG: 1.056 TG: 1.012 ABV: 5.68 IBU: 25 SRM: 9
Fresh Cascade Hops from the fields of Oregon’s Sodbuster Farms are rushed to McMenamins breweries in Oregon and Washington, where each batch of Thundercone is brewed within hours of harvest. Our 12th year of this one-of-a-kind brew has resulted in a distinct fresh-hop greenness with tropical notes. You may think you're dreaming, but this beer is in reality a short-lived dream come true.
Special Techniques: Fresh-Hopped
Malts: GWM Superior Pilsen, GWM Crystal 15
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.013 ABV: 6.19 IBU: 16 SRM: 7
This India Pale Ale is fierce. From our Specialty IPA Series comes our fall brew, a reincarnation of a beer originally crafted at McMenamins Fulton Brewery in 1993. You’re met by straw color and hop aromas of lime, berries, and tropical fruit. A variety of hops create notes of honeydew melon and citrus fruits.
Malts: GWM Superior Pilsen, GWM Crystal 15
Hops: Chinook, Idaho 7, Meridian, Ekuanot
OG: 1.060 TG: 1.010 ABV: 6.45 IBU: 35 SRM: 4
Lord Gourd, the merry prankster, will lure you into the wood with his mischievous ways and delightfully toasty aromas of vanilla and pumpkin pie. This blend of our oak barrel-aged Imperial Milk Stout and Longest Night Barleywine Ale conjures the crunching of leaves, autumn bonfires and warm gatherings.
Release Date: October
Originally created at the McMenamins Thompson Brewery on October 15, 1991, Black Widow weaves a tangled web which now envelops all McMenamins. This dark, smooth ale is packed full of the robust notes afforded by generous amounts of roasted grains and further spirited with ethereal wisps of caramel and licorice.
Malts: Bairds Pale, Munich, Wheat, Bairds Dark Crystal, Flaked Barley, Black, Roast
Hops: Horizon, Palisade
Special Ingredients: Shaved Licorice Root
OG: 1.072 TG: 1.017 ABV: 7.10 IBU: 41 SRM: 38
Unleash The Kraken
Named in honor of Seattle's maritime history, this monstrous fruit forward Hazy Double IPA boasts a big malt body along with hop flavors of candied citrus, pine, dragonfruit and red grapefruit.
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Rolled Oats
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo
OG: 1.084 TG: 1.022 ABV: 8 IBU: 100 SRM: 6
Release Date: November
In the spirit of the original jolly old elf and his nocturnal ramblings, McMenamins brewers have created a namesake beer, Kris Kringle. Toasty caramel and fig flavors evoke holiday delights, while two hop varieties, Simcoe and Mosaic, added in multiple stages deliver the gift of intense hop flavor and aroma. Happy Holidays!
Malts: Northwest Pale, Munich, Wheat, Caramel Steam, Crystal 150, Baird's Chocolate Malt
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic
OG: 1.068 TG: 1.015 ABV: 6.84 IBU: 69 SRM: 15
Release date: December
Named for the peculiar, diminutive fifth floor of the Tacoma Elks Temple, this IPA is shrouded in mysticism. Your experience will begin with aromas of grapefruit, orange and bright pine. Vibrant citrus flavors abound with earthy undertones and spice, providing noticeable balance. Let 5th Floor IPA be your guide as you hunt for this hidden level, and through any other quest your heart desires.
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Crystal 15
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade
OG: 1.060 TG: 1.010 ABV: 6.45 IBU: 48 SRM: 4
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