McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 30 of 100: A pint of Ekuanot Single Hop Pale Ale which I ordered at the Power Station Pub, one of eleven venues for eating and drinking on the McMenamins Edgefield property in Troutdale, Oregon, on the eastern edge of the Portland metro area. I got the beer in a plastic cup and sipped it while walking around the grounds, enjoying the festivities celebrating the Edgefield property’s 106th birthday. According to the brewer:
“We brewed this single-hop pale ale to showcase Ekuanot hops in all their hoppy glory. These hops are a fairly new variety and you’ll notice hints of melon, orange, berry, pine and even fresh green pepper. We used most of these hops late in the boil and as dry hops in the fermenter, so while the aroma is all hops, hops, and more hops, the flavor is only mildly bitter. Enjoy!” Measurements: 5.9% ABV • 38 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Not bad but not great ... the 38 IBU seems accurate ... not worth getting again, but good to try once.” July 8, 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.