McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 14 of 100: A McMenamins Bricktop ESB (Extra Special Bitter) beer that I had at their Fulton Pub and Brewery, in the South Portland neighborhood of Southwest Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“This Extra Special Bitter is a balanced offering in the deep-orange to copper color range. The first flavors that wash over the palate are of mellow burnt sugar followed by a citrusy hop bitterness. The bitterness evens out with a bready malt quality. Neither flavor threatens to overwhelm the other as they glide together towards a pleasant, lingering, flowery hop finish.” Measurements: 5.4% ABV • 40 IBUMy notes from that day read: “It was extra special! This beer was pretty good ... a nice taste without being overpowering. I would definitely get it again! Really good!!! One of the best McMenamins beers! Only at this location!” August 2016.
This photo is originally from the album McMenamins Portland SW 2016 (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 A SW Portland McMenamins Mini Pub Crawl.