McMenamins Grand Lodge Pub Crawl 2017 — photo 1 of 22: A sample of Hard Days Red which I was served while exploring the 22 new attic hotel rooms during their grand opening celebration at the McMenamins Grand Lodge, in the western Portland metro suburb of Forest Grove, on February 11, 2017. According to the brewer:
“Everyone who puts in a full days work deserves a ‘Hard Days Red’. The Grand Lodge property in Forest Grove is opening a new hotel wing and this classic American red ale was brewed as a tribute to the hard work put in by all involved in the construction. Dry-hopped with more than a pound per barrel of Falconers Flight hop blend, Hard Days Red offers a perfect balance of premium barley and classic Northwest hops.” Measurements: 5.3% ABV • 45 IBU
My notes from that day read: “I really like this beer ... similar to Hammerhead but not as hoppy ... I would get it again.” 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 McMenamins Grand Lodge Mini Pub Crawl.