McMenamins Roseburg Station Brewpub
Tuesday 12 September 2017 — Category: Dining Out
To wash it down and refresh my gullet I had a Spearhead Molly ale. According to the brewer:
“Molly is the fictitious matron of the Roseburg Railway Station Pub. The short, stout woman lavished employees and patrons with decadent pies and tarts that were second to none. Molly’s tarts and temperament were as sweet as her wrath was fierce. Many illegal games of boxcar poker came to an end with a brawl between players, but Molly would step in to knock the unruly offenders over the head with her rolling pin. It was her sweet disposition and smooth character that earned her respect, but it was her sharp and powerful presence that earned her the nickname “Spearhead Molly.” Like its namesake, Spearhead Molly has both sweet characteristics and a powerful bite. It’s an American Brown Ale with a smooth, nutty palate and a crisp hop finish.” Measurements: 5.7% ABV • 29 IBU
My notes from that day read: “A brown ale much like my favorite Moose Drool, but a bit lighter. Nice ... I would get it again. Brewed on site.”
As I have mentioned previously, in order to get a McMenamins Passport stamp at their hotels, but at a handful of other locations as well (like Roseburg Station), you have to see what the current clue is, find the object at that venue which matches the clue, and then take a selfie with the object. This “discovery hunt” is all part of the McMenamins Passport adventure
So after our snack my wife and I wandered the building, trying to match a photo to the clue: “Jack and Fred Dent (father and son).” It wasn’t much to go on, but we finally found a photo that seemed to match (the top picture above our heads), so I took a low-quality selfie with my iPad Mini. As I have said before, seeing that I hate the selfie craze, it is very ironic that in order to get certain McMenamins Passport stamps I have to take a selfie.
Because the Roseburg Station is the only venue in that Passport section on page 21, we received our prize right away: matching t-shirts, as shown to the right. Whoop-de-doo!
We didn’t stay very long and I did not take very many photos, but the 3 worth sharing have been added to the McMenamins Miscellaneous 2016 album. Thus ended my McMenamins (and non-McMenamins) outings for 2016. Onward 2017!
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