2018 Seasonal Bottle and Can Releases

2018
Our seasonal and special releases are available only at McMenamins and only for a limited time after their release date.
Our Ruby and Hammerhead cans are available year 'round. 

Bottles

Available at the 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop and select hotels and pubs.

Blackest Heart - Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout SOLD OUTBlackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout

Release Date: February 9, 2018

Blackest 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: Sweet Cherries
Malts: Baird's Pale, Munich, Wheat, Flaked Barley, Crystal 135/165, Black, Roast, Maris Otter, Rolled Oats, Crystal 40, Acidulated
Hops: Horizon, Sterling, US Golding, Perle
OG: 1.091  TG: 1.023  ABV: 8.77  IBU: 24  SRM: 32

Coolship No. 1  SOLD OUTCoolship No. 1

Release Date: April 27, 2018

This Wild Ale was made with mango, peach and apricot, spontaneously fermented in American Oak and aged on fruit for three months. This is the first beer out of Edgefield’s Coolship Program, emulating a centuries-old method from brewers of Belgian Lambics. After brewing, the beer is cooled in open-air ‘coolships’ allowing contact with native, wild yeast. This beer is tart, fruity and one-of-a-kind.
Special Techniques: Spontaneously Fermented, Barrel-Aged
Fruit: Mango, Peach, Apricot
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Barley, Acidulated
Hops: Meridian
OG: 1.055  TG: 1.020  ABV: 4.50  IBU: 6  SRM: 4

Arata Kriek  Arata Kriek

Release Date: June 22, 2018

Arata Kriek is deep red, pleasantly sour and packed with cherry flavor from aging on hundreds of pounds of Fuji Cherries. This rare barrel-aged offering was brewed and fermented with wild yeast and mixed cultures in the summer of 2015 and aged in Hogshead Whiskey barrels for two-and-a-half years, one spent entirely on fruit. Fewer than 200 bottles were produced, so add it to your cellar today!
Special Techniques: Hogshead Whiskey Barrel-Aged, Mixed Culture
Fruit: Fuji Cherries
ABV: 5.03

Cerberus Wild Ale Cerberus Wild Ale

Release Date: July 13, 2018

Tart and funky, this three-headed beast is a blend of a Golden Ale, a Nectarine Brett Pale and Ginger Hibiscus Gose. All three beers were aged together for two years in the Cerberus barrel, a former Hogshead Whiskey Barrel, and inoculated with a Belgian Wild Ale strain, Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, to create a pleasant and earthy tang that pervades this balanced beer.
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OG: 1.051  TG: 1.004  ABV: 6.17  IBU: 13  SRM: 5

Coolship No. 2 Coolship No. 2

Release Date: August 3, 2018

This Wild Ale was made with Boysenberries, spontaneously fermented in American Oak and aged on fruit for three months. This is the second beer out of Edgefield’s Coolship Program, emulating a centuries-old method from brewers of Belgian Lambics. After brewing, the beer is cooled in open-air ‘coolships’ allowing contact with native, wild yeast. This beer is tart, fruity and one-of-a-kind.
Special Techniques: Spontaneously Fermented, Barrel-AgedVeritasVincit0819
ABV: 4.50

Anderson School Class of 2018 Doppelbock 

Release Date: October 12, 2018

Bottle Shop Birthday Beer: Birthday Reserve 3

Release Date: November 10, 2018

Lord of Misrule Lord of Misrule in bottles

Release Date: December 2, 2018

Lord of Misrule was first brewed at McMenamins Edgefield in 2014. Every year since, the brewery has changed the recipe, making it one of our most creative and sought after barrel-aged beers. 


 

Longest Night Longest Night in bottles

Release Date: December 14, 2018

 





 

Cans

Available at all McMenamins.

Hammerhead Ruby Ale in cans

Available year 'round.

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
Hops: Cascade
OG: 1.056  TG: 1.010  ABV: 6.00  IBU: 44  SRM: 11

Ruby Ale Ruby Ale in cans

Available year 'round.

One of our most popular standards, 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.
Fruit: Raspberry
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Maltodextrin
Hops: Chinook
OG: 1.040  TG: 1.008  ABV: 4.13  IBU: 5  SRM: 4

Terminator Stout SOLD OUTTerminator Stout in cans

Release Date: February, 2018

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

Foggy Dew Irish Lager SOLD OUTFoggy Dew Irish Lager in cans

Release Date: March 9, 2018

A few McMenamins Brewers found themselves working away to a traditional Irish tune, dreaming of black and tans. Inspired by the sounds of fiddle and fife, they crafted Foggy Dew - a crisp, straw-colored lager that's balanced, but low in hop bitterness. Whether this beer finds you for St. Patrick's Day or any day, we hope the wind is always at your back and may the sun shine warm upon your face.
Malts: Baird's Pilsen, Best Acidulated, Best Light Munich
Hops: Nugget, US Golding, Sterling
OG: 1.057  TG: 1.014  ABV: 5.55  IBU: 22  SRM: 3

Captain Neon's Mango Double IPA SOLD OUTCaptain Neons Mango Double IPA in cans

Release Date: April 13, 2018

This hazy, orange ale is a hoppy concoction brewed and dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, and Chinook Hops and over 650 pounds of mango puree from Oregon Fruit Products. A powerful medley of bold tropical fruit scents and flavors elevate this Double IPA to a higher plane.
Fruit: Mango
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Rolled Oats, Acidulated
Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Chinook, Mosaic
OG: 1.086  TG: 1.015  ABV: 9.16  IBU: 65  SRM: 5

Tropic Heat Sour  SOLD OUTTropic Heat Sour in cans

Release Date: May 18, 2018

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
Hops: Meridian
OG: 1.052  TG: 1.012  ABV: 5.16  IBU: 8  SRM: 4

Sunflower IPA Sunflower IPA in cans

Release Date: May 15, 2018

McMenamins Sunflower IPA was first introduced in the summer of 1995 at our West Linn Brewery. Inspired by the bountiful sunflowers grown in the pub's beer garden, this IPA has a deep golden color and distinct citrus flavors that satisfy both the diehard IPA drinker and those who prefer a lighter palate. Sunflower IPA is truly a beer for the masses.
Special Techniques: Dry-Hopped
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Rolled Oats, Crystal 15
Hops: Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Cascade, Bullion
OG: 1.060  TG: 1.007  ABV: 6.84  IBU: 33  SRM: 4

Egyption Cotton Hazy IPA Egyptian Cotton Hazy IPA in cans

Release Date: July 20, 2018 (WA), August 9, 2018 (OR)

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
OG: 1.058  TG: 1.007  ABV: 6.58  IBU: 35  SRM: 4

Thundercone Fresh Hop Pale Ale Thundercone Fresh Hop IPA in cans

Release Date: September 14, 2018

Fresh Simcoe Hops from the fields of Oregon’s Sodbuster Farms were rushed to every eagerly awaiting brewer within hours of the hops being picked. This fresh hop showcase boasts a smooth foundation, slight maltiness and an earthy, raw hop decadence. 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 40
Hops: Centennial, Simcoe
Calories: 262  Carbohydrates: 25.5
OG: 1.061  TG: 1.013  ABV: 6.19  IBU: 31  SRM: 7

Black Widow Porter Black Widow Porter in cans

Release Date: October 12, 2018

Originally created at the Thompson Brewery on October 15th in 1991, Black Widow’s web now envelops the entire company every year. Each sublime deep-black goblet is packed with the robust notes afforded by generous amounts of Black and Roast Malts, and further spirited with ethereal wisps of caramel and licorice.
Malts: Baird's Pale, Munich, Wheat, Flaked Barley, Baird's Roast, Baird's Crystal 135/165, Baird's Black
Hops: US Golding, Chinook
OG: 1.074  TG: 1.018  ABV: 7.22  IBU: 29  SRM: 38

Kris Kringle Kris Kringle in cans

Release Date: November 16, 2018

Just in time for the holidays, the McMenamins Brewers have created another gift for your tastebuds! This year's winter warmer is a hearty and robust ale with a big and bold malt complexity. Toasty, caramel and fig flavors make up its sturdy foundation while two hop varieties added in five different additions deliver magnificent and intense hop flavor and aroma. Happy holidays!
Malts: Pale, Munich, Wheat, Crystal 15, Crystal 120, Baird's Chocolate Malt, Maltodextrin
Hops: Centennial, Cascade
OG: 1.068  TG: 1.015  ABV: 6.84  IBU: 87  SRM: 15