McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 61 of 137: Because my first visit to McMenamins Kennedy School, in the northeast Portland Concordia neighborhood, was the very day of the 30th anniversary of their first beer, Hillsdale Ale, I decided to give it a try. According to the brewer:
“In celebration of three decades of small-batch brewing, a 30th Anniversary commemorative batch of Hillsdale Ale will be poured at every McMenamins location across the land for one day only. This revisited brew is based on careful studies of the original brewing records from Hillsdale and Cornelius Pass Roadhouse as it evolved during its 13-month run. It has been parsed and adjusted with enough poetic license to translate what was historically a malt extract brew to a modern all-grain interpretation. We believe that the aim of the original concept of that first company standard can now be poured into your pint on this special date.” Measurements: 4.5% ABV • 38 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Very nice ... a light, blonde ale ... very good!” Too bad it was only for one day! October 25, 2015.
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.