Tag Archives: McMenamins

McMenamins Old St. Francis School Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party

There’s a cool event in Bend this Saturday the 20th that’s put together/hosted by McMenamins Old St. Francis School: a Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party that’s essentially a progressive beer dinner around the OSF property and, in addition to featuring McMenamins’ own beers, they’ve invited three other Bend breweries to join them: Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, and GoodLife Brewing. If you like to drink good beer and eat good food, this event is for you. … Continue reading →

Red Riser IRA

The “India Red Ale” style seems to be on the rise of late, characterized by the marriage of the Northwest “Red” Ale with the IPA into a beer with a malty-roasty body and IPA-like hop characteristics (of course this is my own fast and loose definition), and McMenamins is stepping onto the field with their new winter seasonal, Red Riser IRA. My local McMenamins here in Bend, the Old St. Francis School, got in touch … Continue reading →

Received: McMenamins Red Riser IRA

McMenamins is rolling out a new “new year seasonal” (somewhere between a winter and early spring beer), their new Red Riser IRA (India Red Ale), and I was invited to pick up a free growler of it today to sample and preview at the Old St. Francis School here in Bend. The beer is formally released at the pubs on Friday, the 4th. It’s 7.1% abv and 98 IBUs, and I’ll have a formal review … Continue reading →

McMenamins Black Widow Porter

Last week McMenamins sent me a fresh bottle of their Black Widow Porter, their Halloween seasonal that hits the taps in October. I believe this is the first year that it’s been bottled, and certainly the first time McMenamins has sent (to me, at least) samples for review. I have to say I really like the label, simple yet attractive and done in the McMenamins style that permeates their various pubs and locations. It’s brewed … Continue reading →

Received: Black Widow Porter

This arrived yesterday: McMenamins‘ newly-bottled Black Widow Porter, their Halloween seasonal. It’s also the first time I believe that McMenamins has sent out review samples of their beer (or at least the first time I’ve received one). It’s a porter brewed with licorice and was brewed by every McMenamins brewery for the first time this year, and bottled (obviously).