McMenamins Pub Crawl 2017 — photo 178 of 269: A pint of Irish Stout which I enjoyed on the covered patio at the back of the McMenamins Old Church and Pub restaurant, located in the southern Portland metro area city of Wilsonville, Oregon, on a very cold and rainy St. Patrick’s Day 2017. According to the brewer:
“ This is our Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day Seasonal and will pour exclusively on our nitro taps for the occasion. McMenamins Irish Stout is our interpretation of the internationally renowned beer style that originated in Ireland. McMenamins Irish Stout is made as traditionally as possible with our own little twist. It is a very dark, ebony-colored stout with a thick, creamy and long-lasting head. The flavor is a fantastic fusion of coffee-like roasted barley bitterness and semi-sweet chocolate. A moderate hop bitterness balances pleasingly with this hearty backbone, while tiny nitrogen bubbles enhance the sensation on your taste buds with a smooth, silky creaminess. One sip will have your head in the Emerald Isle clouds. A touch of the Irish, the blessings of St. Patrick and a pint of McMenamins Irish Stout to you!” Measurements: 4.9% ABV • 38 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Great as before ... it went well with the Irish stew.” In the background are members of a local bluegrass group called The Hillwilliams which performed about 12 to 15 feet from my table. To watch some of the videos I took of them that day, be sure to check out this YouTube playlist. 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 Wilsonville on St. Patrick’s Day.