Spring is in full swing and Summer is right around the corner. While I’m still enjoying the occasional Stout or Porter (because, let’s face it, they’re awesome), the warmer weather has my palate turning back towards Pale Ales, IPAs and other lighter beers.
With Summer just about here, it’s time for Summer beers to start returning. McMenamins is ready to oblige with 3 new limited edition, small-batch beers: Jalapeño Miel De Oro Ale, Squeeze Play IPA and Hop Gremlin Double IPA, as well as one returning seasonal: Copper Moon, and they’re all releasing this month.
Here is some more information about these beers from McMenamins:
Jalapeño Miel De Oro Ale – Small batch
Brewed by Jen Kent, Thompson Brewery
Only on tap at Boon’s Treasury in Salem June 8 until it’s gone!
Roasted Anaheim and Jalapeno peppers slowly simmered in honey and then added to McMenamins Deacon Blue Golden Ale result in a beer with warm peppery notes and just a touch of sweetness. Not too hot, full of flavor and perfect for a summer day.
OG: 1.047 TG: 1.008 ABV: 5.03 IBU: 20 SRM: 5
Squeeze Play IPA – Small batch
Brewed by Brady Romtvedt, Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery
On tap at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse June 17 – September 5
In honor of the return of baseball season and our beloved Hillsboro Hops, McMenamins created Squeeze Play IPA, a crisp, summer-style IPA with big citrusy flavors imparted from Northwest hops and a clean, dry finish. So hoist a pint and root, root, root for the home team!
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.009 ABV: 6.71 IBU: 63 SRM: 4
Hop Gremlin Double IPA – Small batch
Brewed by Justin Azevedo, Wilsonville Old Church Pub and Brewery
On Tap at Wilsonville Old Church now until it’s gone!
This IPA is packed with rich hop flavor and notes of guava, lemon, evergreen and fresh pine. Its dry finish and smooth mouthfeel might fool you into thinking this beer is lighter than it is, so consider yourself forewarned: this beer packs an ABV over nine percent.
OG: 1.081 TG: 1.009 ABV: 9.29 IBU: 100+ SRM: 6
Copper Moon – Summer seasonal
Available at all McMenamins pubs June 17 – August
It’s no coincidence that the release of McMenamins’ latest seasonal, Copper Moon, and the official first day of summer almost coincide. Organic malts and Horizon, Citra and Chinook hops impart a summery smooth sweetness to this juicy, thirst-quenching beer. The season of summer beers may seem endless but don’t be fooled! Make sure to grab a pint of Copper Moon while it’s still available through August.
OG: 1.048 TG: 1.009 ABV: 5.03% IBU: 51 SRM: 6
These never-before-seen (and likely never to be seen again!) beers won’t last long. So plan an early Summer road-trip to visit McMenamins Oregon locations for the 3 limited edition, small-batch beers, or look for Copper Moon at all McMenamins locations starting on June 17th.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.