McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 121 of 140: A glass of McMenamins’ Stephen Weizen beer which I had at their Ringlers Pub. According to the brewer:
“The part that makes this ale so unique is the yeast. The strain used is called Weihenstephan (one of the oldest yeast strains in the world). It produces flavors that include spicy clove and fresh banana. This weizen has medium body but suspended yeast may increase the perception of body. The texture of wheat imparts the sensation of a fluffy, creamy fullness that may progress to a light, spritzy finish aided by high carbonation. This style is always effervescent and always satisfying.” Measurements: 5.5% ABV • 28 IBU
This beer was made upstairs from the pub at the Crystal Brewery — both located in the historic Crystal Ballroom building between SW 13th and 14th Avenues downtown, where I stopped during my 12½-mile walk along Burnside Street between the western and eastern city limits of Portland, Oregon. September 2015.
This photo is originally from the album Portland Burnside East and West 2015 (opens in new window).
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 Hiking Burnside Street Between Portland’s City Limits.
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