McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 64 of 140: When I stopped for lunch at McMenamins Rams Head, on the corner of NW 23rd Avenue and Hoyt Street in the Northwest District of Portland, Oregon, I ordered their Irish Stout (on nitro tap). 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 IBU
My notes from that day read: “This beer was good with the meal, as it was not too thick.” November 2015.
This photo is originally from the album Portland NW 21st & 23rd Ave 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 Exploring Portland’s NW 21st and 23rd Avenues.
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