McMenamins Eugene 2016 — photo 22 of 43: A Firefly Kölsch that I had at McMenamins East 19th Street Café in Eugene, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“For those who have been fortunate enough to witness the wonder of fireflies, you know that for a few months during summer evenings, this tiny critter can fully capture the imagination. Unfortunately, almost none are found here in the Pacific Northwest ... until now. Both radiate a bright golden glare and both are symbols of summer, with magical qualities that can fascinate and captivate. Firefly Kölsch is a true summer beer. It’s a crisp, thirst-​quenching golden ale made as true to this unique German style as possible. Using only German malts, this beer provides a flavorful, yet surprisingly subtle malt profile. Tettnanger hops impart a distinct, yet extremely smooth hop character. Collect Firefly Kölsch in a jar, glass, pint or pitcher and add a little brightness and magic to your summer evening.” Measurements: 4.6% ABV • 16 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Slightly watery, but pretty good for IBU 16 ... their Confessional Kölsch is much better.” August 2016. 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 A McMenamins Eugene Pub Crawl.
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