McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 85 of 140: A pint of Path of Totality IPA that I sipped at the McMenamins Monroe Brewpub in Corvallis, Oregon, a few hours after the total solar eclipse. According to the brewer:
“It was forty years ago that the last solar event of note occurred and I saw it far from the path of totality. Enjoy this straightforward aromatic brew and look forward to August 21st, when you’ll have the chance to see the awesome spectacle that results when the planets get in each others way.” Measurements: 6.2% ABV • 48 IBU
I wasn’t exactly longing for an IPA after photographing the eclipse, but I did want to try a special McMenamins beer brewed just for the occasion, and I for sure wanted to get the one-​day-​only Total Solar Eclipse 8/21/17 stamp for my McMenamins Passport. Mission accomplished on both accounts in nearby Corvallis! I‘m not much of an IPA fan, but this one was fairly mild, so it was OK. 21 August 2017.
 
This photo is originally from the album Total Solar Eclipse 2017 (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 Living and Photographing in the Path of Totality.
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