McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 46 of 140: A Firefly Kölsch that I had at McMenamins East 19th Street Café in Eugene, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“For those who have been fortunate enough to witness the wonder of fireflies, you know that for a few months during summer evenings, this tiny critter can fully capture the imagination. Unfortunately, almost none are found here in the Pacific Northwest ... until now. Both radiate a bright golden glare and both are symbols of summer, with magical qualities that can fascinate and captivate. Firefly Kölsch is a true summer beer. It’s a crisp, thirst-​quenching golden ale made as true to this unique German style as possible. Using only German malts, this beer provides a flavorful, yet surprisingly subtle malt profile. Tettnanger hops impart a distinct, yet extremely smooth hop character. Collect Firefly Kölsch in a jar, glass, pint or pitcher and add a little brightness and magic to your summer evening.” Measurements: 4.6% ABV • 16 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Slightly watery, but pretty good for IBU 16 ... their Confessional Kölsch is much better.” August 2016.
This photo is originally from the album McMenamins Eugene 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 McMenamins Eugene Pub Crawl.
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