McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 67 of 140: A pint of Kieran’s Red beer I sipped on National Beer Day at the McMenamins Third Street Pub in Corvallis, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“This is a traditional Irish Red Ale made with an Irish Ale yeast. A gentle hop bitterness combines with the sweetness of British pale malt to deliver a balanced sessionable brew. Crystal malts were expensive for Irish brewers to use, so the color and roast flavors are derived from small additions of roasted grains. Here’s to hoping the luck of the Irish is with you. Slainte!” Measurements: 4.3% ABV • 17 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Sweeter and way less hoppy (so it seems weak and watery) than my favorite NW Reds: Laurelwood Free Range Red and Lompoc Proletariat Red. I guess that’s why they called it a traditional Irish Red. It’s not horrible, but I don’t think I would get it again.” April 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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