Available on rotation
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 8
Great Uncle Jim McMenamin, in his rambling old Portland house, had near-flawless specimens of rose-colored light bulbs – the perfect balance of pink, brown, orange, white and gold. And in a perfect balance of whiskey barrel-aged coffee, lactose, hops and malt, this rich, roasty, full-bodied Irish Coffee Stout is an ode to Great Uncle Jim.
Special Ingredients: Lactose, McMenamins Roasters Barrel-Aged Coffee
Malts: Marris Otter, Special Aromatic, Flaked Barley, Chocolate, Roast, Blackprinz, Kiln Coffee Malt
OG: 1.079 TG: 1.021 ABV: 7.5 IBU: 15 SRM: 39
Release Date: January 22
You're a person who goes without a jacket in a snowstorm, defies the odds and is not afraid to say you're sorry. You of the iron heart, this beers for you. With sweet cherries, chocolate, McMenamins cold brew coffee and a year of aging in Edgefield Hogshead Whiskey barrels, Iron Heart Stout is dark and indulgent- you've earned it.
Malts: Marris Otter, Rolled Oats, Munich, Crystal 40L, Crystal 120L Dark Chocolate, Pale Chocolate, Black
Hops: Golding, Meridian
OG: 1.110 TG: 1.023 ABV: 11.15 IBU: 24 SRM: 35
Release Date: March 3
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.
Special Ingredients: Ginger
Fruit: Blood Orange
OG: 0 TG: 0 ABV: 6.8 IBU: 0 SRM: 0
Release Date: March 5
Our St. Patrick’s Day seasonal celebrates our absolute favorite holiday, whether in March or the halfway point every September! This ebony-colored Stout boasts a thick, creamy and long-lasting head. The flavor is a fantastic fusion of coffee-like roasted barley bitterness and semi-sweet chocolate. A moderate hop bitterness balances a hearty backbone, with a smooth, silky creaminess.
Malts: Baird's Maris Otter Pale, Grain Millers Flaked Barley, Baird's Brown, Baird's Roast, Baird's Chocolate Malt
Hops: Chinook, US Golding
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.007 ABV: 4.90 IBU: 35 SRM: 34
Release Date: March 19
Once again we've altered our sweet standard to create our Imperial Raspberry Goddess, dubbed Ruby Royale. With double the amount of Oregon raspberries at 84 pounds per batch and a fuller figure over 7% ABV, this special brew takes the tart effervescence Ruby drinkers love and layers in a deeper raspberry flavor.
Fruit: Oregon Raspberry
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Malted White Wheat
OG: 1.069 TG: 1.013 ABV: 7.22 IBU: 11 SRM: 4
Release Date: March 26
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: Premium 2-Row, Northwest Pale, Crystal 15
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra
OG: 1.062 TG: 1.008 ABV: 6.97 IBU: 53 SRM: 5
Release Date: April 9
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
Release Date: April 7
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: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, El Dorado
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.014 ABV: 6.06 IBU: 35 SRM: 4
Release Date: April 23 (Washington only)
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: US Goldings, Tettnanger
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.008 ABV: 4.77 IBU: 18 SRM: 4
Release Date: April 30
Made with a generous addition of dark sweet and red tart cherry juice to a base of dry apple cider, this bright ruby-hued cider presents with a rich cherry-scented nose, with an undercurrent of fresh apples. In the mouth, sweet cherry flavors blend seamlessly with the tart acidity of the apples.
Fruit: Dark Sweet Cherry, Red Tart Cherries
Release Date: May 13
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: May 28
There was a black rabbit in 1990 who briefly appeared and listened silently, as rabbits do, while a group of McMenamins folk stood surveying the dilapidated Edgefield estate, imagining what could be. Then in the blink of an eye, she disappeared down a hole, taking secrets with her. 30 years later, the secrets have been revealed and the rabbit has become a legend and an icon, symbolizing all that would become.
Malts: Pilsen, Vienna, Dextrapils
Hops: Tettnanger, Czech Saaz
OG: 1.051 TG: 1.012 ABV: 5.03 IBU: 37 SRM: 4
Release Date: June 18
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 2
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
Release Date: July 30
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 8
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
Release Date: September 17
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
Release Date: September 24
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 1
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
Release Date: October 29
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
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