Wednesday, September 7, 2016

7th Annual “The Running of the Brewers” today For McMenamins

Cascade hops from Sodbuster Farms - Courtsey of McMenamins
In the ultimate commitment to fresh hop beer and for the 7th year in a row, McMenamins kicked off their “The Running of the Brewers” today, where brewers start at Sodbuster Farms in Salem, Ore. in the early morning hours, load their trucks with freshly harvested hops and race them straight to 22 McMenamins breweries so they can immediately begin their batches of fresh hop beer.

Sodbuster Farms truck filled with Cascade hops - Courtesy of McMenamins
The result comes weeks later in the form of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale, a limited-available seasonal that Oregon beer lovers wait for all year.

McMenamins Brewers - Courtesy of McMenamins
McMenamins Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale:
On tap Sept. 23 until it’s gone
Available at all McMenamins locations 54 locations in Oregon and Washington
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Bairds 30/37L Carastan
Hops: Cascade (fresh), Cascade (dry), Chinook (dry)
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.013 ABV: 6.19 IBU: 54 SRM: 6

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