McMenamins Pub Crawl 2017 — photo 189 of 269: A sample of Mam Tor ESB which I tried at the Ironwork Grill at the McMenamins Grand Lodge property in the western Portland metro suburb of Forest Grove, during their grand opening celebration of 22 new attic hotel rooms on February 11, 2017. According to the brewer:
“Ay up, Surry! Named for the highest peak in Derbyshire, England, our Extra Special Bitter was made with London ESB yeast and British barley and rye. A slightly fruity nose gives way to flavors of caramel and spicy hops layered over a bready malt body, finishing with a balancing bite on the tongue.” Measurements: 5.4% ABV • 30 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Had a sample ... not the greatest ... a bit watery ... a bit bitter ... I would not get it again.” 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 McMenamins Grand Lodge Mini Pub Crawl.
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