2017 Seasonal Bottle and Can Releases

In 2017 we introduced a limited release program of our handcrafted ales in both bottles and cans.

Bottles

Class of 2017 Imperial Stout (Anderson School)

Release Date: October 13, 2017

Bottle Shop Birthday Beer: Birthday Reserve 2 

Release Date: November 2017

Lord of Misrule Lord of Misrule in bottles

Release Date: December 3, 2017

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. The 2017 vintage is a creamy Imperial Breakfast Stout aged in Hogshead Whiskey barrels and blended with barrel-aged organic maple syrup. It's malty with a touch of sweetness and notes of oats, coffee and oak.
Special Techniques: Hogshead Whiskey Barrel-Aged, Blended
Special Ingredients: Organic Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, Lactose
Malts: ESB, Pale, Kilned Coffee Malt, Rolled Oats, Crystal Rye, Brown
Hops: Chinook, US Golding
OG: 1.093  TG: 1.028  ABV: 8.28  IBU: 17  SRM: 37

Longest Night Longest Night in bottles

Release Date: December 15, 2017

After aging in Hogshead Whiskey barrels, this beer is a true example of a classic, barrel-aged English Barleywine. Already a formidable ale in its own right, it has matured into a flavorful, complex behemoth. It offers flavors of toffee, caramel, and a warming alcohol character that's been rounded and accentuated by notes of raisin, vanilla, and oak from its aging.
Special Techniques: Hogshead Whiskey Barrel-Aged
Malts: Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal 40, Rolled Oats
Hops: Sterling, US Golding, Perle
OG: 1.121  TG: 1.038  ABV: 10.71  IBU: 23  SRM: 17

 

Cans

HammerheadRuby Ale in cans

Release Date: 2016

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

Release Date: 2016

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

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

Release Date: March 24, 10`7

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

Alienator IPA Alienator IPA

Release Date: May 1, 2017

This beer is sure to make a believer out of any skeptic! Orbiting above the Alienator IPA are tropical, fruity aromas provided by a thorough dry-hopping using Mosaic and Citra Hops. This tasty recipe yielded a fascinating orange hue complete with luminous hop flavor. Alienator's lush aroma and distinct hop character is perfect for those who prefer their ales strong, hoppy and a little out-of-this-world.
Malts: Pale, Vienna, Rolled Oats, Carastan 30/37
Hops: Citra, Chinook, Mosaic
OG: 1.061  TG: 1.011  ABV: 6.45  IBU: 45  SRM: 6

Sunflower IPA Sunflower IPA in cans

Release Date: July 2017

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

Thundercone Fresh Hop Pale Ale 

Release Date: September, 2017

Fresh Cascade 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: Canadian Superior Pilsen, Crystal 40
Hops: Centennial, Cascade
OG: 1.061  TG: 1.013  ABV: 6.19  IBU: 54  SRM: 6

Black Widow Porter 

Release Date: October 15, 2017

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 

Release Date: November 10, 2017

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