McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 120 of 140: Squirtie Pale Ale was one of the samples I tried at the 16th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest on the McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse property in Hillsboro, Oregon, in the western Portland metro area. According to the brewer:
“It’s a bear! It’s a dog! No, it’s Squirtie! Whatever he is, Squirtie is most definitely the beloved mascot of the Fulton Pub. Then-manager Paul Hehn sketched his likeness 25+ years ago and he’s been coming around ever since to celebrate the Fulton’s anniversary on May 5th. Squirtie 2017 is a single-hop pale ale chock full of Mosaic hops from start to dry-hop! A malty body and assertive hoppiness carry this annual offering into hop-fueled bliss. This is a great beer to toast this year’s anniversary of the pub’s opening back in 1988.” Measurements: 6.2% ABV • 57 IBUMy notes from that day read: “It is pretty good, just slightly hoppy, but not very much ... I would get again ... a bit like Sunflower IPA.” 15 July 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.