McMenamins Grand Lodge 2016 — photo 34 of 34: While I was at the McMenamins Grand Lodge — in Forest Grove, Oregon, in the western Portland metro area — I bought a 22 oz. bomber bottle of Sunflower IPA and drank it in my truck. I liked it so much that I bought a $60 case of 12 bomber bottles to enjoy at home, where I took this picture. According to the brewer:
“McMenamins Sunflower IPA was first introduced in the summer of 1995 at our West Linn Brewery. Inspired by the bountiful sunflowers grown in the pub’s beer garden, our IPA has a deep golden color and distinct yet subtle citrus flavors that satisfy both the diehard IPA drinker and those who prefer a lighter palate. Sunflower IPA is truly a beer for the masses.” Measurements: 6.2% ABV • 29 IBUMy notes from that day read: “A bit IPAish, but really pretty good!” August 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 Star Wars at McMenamins Grand Lodge.