McMenamins Miscellaneous 2017 — photo 6 of 8: A pint of seasonal Jam Session ISA which I enjoyed on the patio at the McMenamins Market Street Pub, located in Southpark Square — bounded by SW Market & Clay Streets and SW 10th & Park Avenues — in the Portland State University district of downtown Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“Summer is in full swing and its song plays the soundtrack to a beautiful season. In an inspired effort to add our instrument to the collaboration, we produced Jam Session ISA: a light, easy-drinking beer that embodies the spirit of summer. Being an India style, expect our quartet of hops to be the front man of this band, providing strong floral and pine riffs with a beat of citrus. A majority of the hops are added in late additions, which provides full flavors and aromas without the bittering astringency. Whether you’re a hard-rockin’ IPA drinker or a classic golden ale fan, you’ll find the essence and song of the season in every pint.” Measurements: 4.8% ABV • 26 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Because it was the beer of the week in honor of Oregon Craft Beer Month, it had a reduced price and a special Passport stamp. Beer was pretty good, a bit citrusy and hoppy but not too bad. It reminds me of Sunflower IPA. I would possibly get it again if there was no better choice.” July 2017. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 zoom lens.