McMenamins Corvallis 2016 — photo 1 of 16: In honor of Oregon Craft Beer Month, McMenamins Monroe Brewpub in Corvallis, Oregon, offered their Golden Penny beer during a Limited-Edition Beer Tasting. According to the brewer:
“Presenting a crisp German Kolsch with a slight English twist! A gin-soaked oak spiral has been mingling with Penny’s Golden for one and a half fortnights, leaving a very refreshing beer with a unique spice and juniper-fueled dryness. Cascade hops provide flavor and aroma, while the gin and oak infusion provides a “zip, tang, pow!” (highly technical brewing terms) of botanical goodness. This combination of ingredients was inspired by my home-brewing partner’s favorite drink, the gin and tonic.” Measurements: 5.2% ABV • 14 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Interesting and different beer ... almost like a weak gin and tonic. I guess it tastes pretty much along the lines of the stated ABV and IBU. Not too hoppy, but not much malt taste either ... a bit bland, but I guess that is sometimes the case with a Kölsch.” July 2016. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
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