McMenamins Miscellaneous 2016 — photo 9 of 11: A McMenamins Spearhead Molly ale that I had at their Roseburg Station Pub in Roseburg, Oregon — the southernmost location in the McMenamins Pacific Northwest brewpub empire. According to the brewer:
“Molly is the fictitious matron of the Roseburg Railway Station Pub. The short, stout woman lavished employees and patrons with decadent pies and tarts that were second to none. Molly’s tarts and temperament were as sweet as her wrath was fierce. Many illegal games of boxcar poker came to an end with a brawl between players, but Molly would step in to knock the unruly offenders over the head with her rolling pin. It was her sweet disposition and smooth character that earned her respect, but it was her sharp and powerful presence that earned her the nickname “Spearhead Molly.” Like its namesake, Spearhead Molly has both sweet characteristics and a powerful bite. It’s an American Brown Ale with a smooth, nutty palate and a crisp hop finish.” Measurements: 5.7% ABV • 29 IBUMy notes from that day read: “A brown ale much like my favorite Moose Drool, but a bit lighter. Nice ... I would get it again. Brewed on site.” December 2016. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.