McMenamins Miscellaneous 2016 — photo 9 of 17: A pint of Pilgrimage Pale Ale that I sipped at a sidwalk table at the Barley Mill Pub, on the corner of SE Hawthorne and 17th Avenue in the Hawthorne District of Southeast Portland, Oregon. The Barley Mill opened in 1983 as the first McMenamins pub. According to the brewer:
“The Pilgrimage Pale is full bodied and low in alcohol with bread and toffee malt flavors upfront. It finishes with nice, light hop flavors on the back end. Most of the bitterness is dulled by the residual sugar, creating a balanced, refreshing Pale Ale.” Measurements: 4.8% ABV • 41 IBUI forgot that I had already tried this beer in June. I had thought it was pretty good then, but my notes from the second try read: “I’m not so convinced this time! It’s OK, but not great ... different ... and you know what that means!” September 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 A North and East Portland Pub Crawl (Of Sorts).