McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 132 of 140: A sample of Vanport Gold which I tried at McMenamins on the Columbia in Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon (both of which you can see in the background). According to the brewer:
“Between Portland and Vancouver was a small city called Vanport, once the second largest city in Oregon. Part of the dike on the Columbia River broke and flooded the entire city in 1948. This golden ale remembers the fallen city with a bready sweetness and full mouthfeel. Centennial hops add a slightly fruity flavor to this tribute brew.” Measurements: 4.7% ABV • 28 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Very malty and sweet ... for someone who doesn’t care for IPAs, I can’t believe I’m wanting MORE hops!” August 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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