McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 8 of 140: A pint of Ballroom Blonde which I enjoyed at the McMenamins Ringlers Pub, in the historic Crystal Ballroom building, on West Burnside Street between 13th and 14th Avenues, in downtown Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“If many of the beers you try are ‘too hoppy!’ or ‘too dark!’, give the Ballroom Blonde a go. With a mere touch of premium malt and only a whisper of Northwest hops, this original recipe is compatible with any palate that’s ever enjoyed a beer.” Measurements: 4.4% ABV • 32 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Pretty good! Nice balance and taste ... not watery, not too hoppy, not too malty ... I would get it again. Here’s my highest compliment for a beer: I wish they sold it in bottles!” June 2017. 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 One Hundred McMenamins Beers and Counting.
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