McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 117 of 140: A pint of Spring Run IPA that I sipped during the Cosmic Tripster Party #7 (for those who recently completed their McMenamins Passport) at the seven-story, historic Elks Lodge in Tacoma, Washington, which McMenamins is beginning to renovate. The five-hour party was an awesome sneek-preview of the building’s future, along with some great beer! According to the brewer:
“The huge berry and pine flavor in this IPA comes from heaps of juicy hops, radiating over a light malt body. This is one perfect beer for spring.” Measurements: 6.0% ABV • 78 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Pretty good ... along the lines of Sunflower IPA ... it doesn’t seem as hoppy as the 78 IBU would suggest ... I would get it again.” March 2018. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 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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