Food & Cooking 2017 — photo 1 of 247: For my 55th birthday in March 2017 a friend gave me a 22 oz. bomber bottle of Rogue Paradise Pucker, a Hawaiian-inspired sour ale brewed with passion fruit, orange and guava. According to my friend, this beer is sold in bottles only in Hawaii, but when they were visiting the Rogue Brewery in Newport, there were some “extra” bottles of it which did not make it to the island, and so were available in Oregon.
It was very kind and thoughtful of her to snag a bottle for me. Regarding the taste, it was OK, fairly sour, but I didn’t really care for it any more than the two McMenamins fruit beers I have tried: Purple Haze and Ruby Ale. In general I like to keep my beer and my fruit separate. Measurements: 6% ABV • 5 IBU 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 My Birthday Lunch at a Corvallis McMenamins.