McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 83 of 140: A pint of Pakalolo Pale Ale which I sipped with a meal on the patio of McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge Pub, one of four venues for eating and drinking at their new Kalama Harbor Lodge, on the east bank of the Columbia River in Kalama, Washington. According to the brewer:
“This pale ale is a balanced brew with a very special ingredient. Chalice Farms of Portland, Oregon provided us with cannabis terpenes derived from a crop of Blueberry Kush that they grew and harvested from start to finish. This contributed big aromas of citrus, fresh berries and flowers without any additional impact. A soft body with subtle sweetness precedes a crisp but mellow finish.” Measurements: 5.8% ABV • 31 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Like the description said, it does seem a bit floral and /or grassy. It’s an OK beer, but I don’t think I would get it again. It was better with the meal than by itself.” May 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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