Dec 1 2011

Concordia Brewery at the Kennedy School presents...
2011 Whiskey Widow  Release 

Tapping Friday, December 2, 2011
Boiler Room Bar (Kennedy School)

Brewers Matt Carter and Kevin Lee will be on hand to discuss the Whiskey Widow and any other of their beers.


Boiler RoomIntroducing the latest in the Concordia Barrel Series – Whiskey Widow began as our special Halloween ale Black Widow, a porter made for the first time 20 years ago at the Thompson Brewery in Salem, Ore., and made annually in house ever since. Black Widow is a strong, black, roast-flavored porter with subliminal notes of anise and chocolate in the finish, mostly due the licorice root added at the end of the kettle boil. 

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Dec 13 2010

KringleOK, who wants a big ol' beer? Like, big. A show of hands?...

Yep, just as we thought. Big beer = happy people.

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Nov 17 2010

Please join us at any of our pubs to celebrate a quarter of a century traveled for Terminator Stout, which turns 25 years old on Friday, November 19, 2010.

photoTerminator's origins can be traced to the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House, most likely brewed on a blustery, cold day not unlike today. The memories of the first batch are fuzzy for those who might shed light on the actual specifics of that original brew. Ancient texts show us that Terminator pre-dates both Hammerhead and Ruby, and was in fact the 12th beer ever brewed at the Hillsdale, making it the 12th batch of beer brewed by McMenamins period. Twelve is a pretty cool number, laden with symbolism and cosmic intrigue, making the ebony liquid's longevity even more fascinating for those who are moved by such happenstance occurrences....


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Sep 13 2010

Edgefield BrewersAlthough we have made many "wet-hop" ales over the years, McMenamins Breweries unleashed a grand experiment on September 2, 2010, as we attempted our first company-wide fresh-hop ale experiment: The brewing of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale.

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Mar 29 2010

"'Tis the Seasonal": Workingman's Red
Pouring now through May 31

We like to switch it up every couple months with a seasonal beer, one that comes 'round the same time every year and is only available for a limited time. Gives everyone something to look forward to, you know?

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Mar 1 2010

Irish eyes will be smiling all March long with the arrival of McMenamins Irish Stout. This is our Saint Patrick's Day Seasonal and will pour exclusively on our ‘Nitro' taps the entire month of March.

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Feb 25 2010

And the Winners Are...

Last weekend, as the springtime sun shone down upon Portland, hundreds of beer-drinking guests gathered at McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House for its annual Hillsdale Brewfest, a raucous and merry affair in which our McMenamins brewers submit specially crafted ales on which the guests can vote.

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