McMenamins Portland NW 2016 — photo 18 of 27: A pint of McMenamins’ flagship Hammerhead Ale, which I enjoyed at a sidewalk table at their Rams Head bar and restaurant, on the corner of NW 23rd Avenue and Hoyt Street in the Alphabet District of Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“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.” Measurements: 6% ABV • 44 IBU
My notes from that day read: “really good beer ... I need to get that in a bottle sometime for my collection.” June 2016. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article McMenamins Portland Alphabet District Pub Crawl.
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