Non-McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 14 of 73: During my September 2015, 12½-mile walk along Burnside Street between the western and eastern city limits of Portland, Oregon, it was time for some rest and refreshment at Burnside Brewing Company, at the intersection of NE 7th Avenue, where I enjoyed their Couch Select Lager. Couch (rhymes with pooch, and not the piece of furniture in your living room!) Street is on the north side of the brewery, and was named in honor of one of the founders of Portland, John H. Couch. According to the brewer:
“Helles-style lager, brewed with quality pilsner malt, German Tettnang hops and fermented with the Bohemian lager yeast strain. Cold fermentation produces a nice crispy snap to a beautiful malt flavor and subtle hop presence. Unlike other Burnside beers, this one is filtered — our new high-tech filter allows us to polish up this traditional style to create a bright lager with a crisp finish.” Measurements: 5% ABV • 18.5 IBUThis photo is one of six that I printed 12 x 18", framed, and hung in my home bar.
This photo is originally from the album Portland Burnside East and West 2015 (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 Hiking Burnside Street Between Portland’s City Limits.