McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 98 of 140: A glass of popular Ruby Ale which I sipped in the tiny Honors Bar at McMenamins Kennedy School, in the northeast Portland Concordia neighborhood, during my October 2015 visit. According to the brewer:
“One of our most popular standards, we still make Ruby with the same aims we had when brewing the first batch back in March of 1986: To create an ale light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Great Western Premium 2-Row and 42 pounds of Oregon-grown and processed raspberry purée is used to craft every colorful batch. Simple but delicious.” Measurements: 4% ABV • 5 IBU
My notes from that day read: “OK beer, but not great ... one time only. Classical opera music, windows open, toasty free-standing wood-burning stove. It’s wonderful when a breeze blows through the window!”

This photo is originally from the album McMenamins Kennedy School 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 McMenamins Kennedy School Pub Crawl.
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