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 →
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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).
One of McMenamins‘ most popular beers, the raspberry-infused Ruby Ale, is turning 26 on Wednesday the 21st and they are celebrating company wide with a number of specials all day including: Pints of Ruby for $2.50 (all locations) Bottles to go of Ruby for $4.50 (Oregon only) 20% off all Ruby merchandise at shopmcmenamins.com. Hotel gift shops & Hillsdale Pub will have $15 Ruby shirts. Ruby-Marinated Chicken Sandwich w/ Herbed Goat Cheese and served with choice … Continue reading →
Today’s selection is the annual Yuletide ale from the McMenamins breweries of Oregon and Washington: Kris Kringle. This Winter Warmer makes its appearance every year from roughly Thanksgiving through Christmas, and this year for only the second time ever McMenamins has made it available in bottles—last year it was an extremely limited run of only 200 magnums, and this year it was bottled in 22-ounce bombers. The 2011 version of Kris Kringle is a hearty … Continue reading →
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and (partially) at the behest of a reader, I’m compiling a list of the appropriately-themed beers from Bend’s various breweries. Of course, an Irish-themed holiday usually calls for Stout, so I’ve listed each brewery’s house Stout (if they have one)—but of course, it’s the seasonals we’re after as well. Update: BBC also has Irish Stout, according to their Facebook post today. Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Stout: “Obsidian Stout … Continue reading →