McMenamins Salem 2016 — photo 10 of 10: Because I did not own a growler jug at that time, I used a half-​gallon mason jar to buy a growler’s-​worth of McMenamins Black Rabbit Porter from their historic (built 1860) Boon’s Treasury pub in downtown Salem, Oregon. I placed a regular-​sized 12 oz. can of Couch Select Lager next to the jar for size comparison. My notes from that day read: “A growler is way too much of this beer ... it’s not as good as I remember ... I don’t want to drink this again!” July 2016.

Speaking of Couch Select Lager, I don’t think I would buy a six-​pack again. When I had it the first time at the brewer’s pub I thought it was pretty good. Maybe it was because I was so hot and thirsty on my long Burnside hike. Whatever the case, I simply did not find the same enjoyment from this beer at home. In contrast, I think that Hopworks Urban Brewery Organic Lager Northwest Pilsner is better by far. I try to keep cans of HUB Lager in stock at all times! Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article McMenamins Salem Mini Pub Crawl.
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