Thursday, September 15, 2016

McMenamins Celebrates 25 Years of Not Another Pumpkin Beer

Courtesy of McMenamins
On tap at all McMenamins locations Oct. 15 – Halloween, this dark, rich porter made with seven different malts has been a fall mainstay since it was first brewed 25 years ago at McMenamins Thompson Brewery in Salem, Ore.

Thompson Brewery head brewer Jen Kent has brewed Black Widow Porter for 10 years - Courtesy of McMenamins
McMenamins Black Widow Porter
Malts: Bairds Pale Malt, Great Western Munich, Great Western Flaked Barley, Great Western Wheat, Bairds 135/165L Crys­tal, Bairds Roast Material, Bairds Black Malt
Hops: Ultra (Bittering & Flavor)
Additional Ingredient: Licorice Root
ABV: 7.35%    IBU: 30   SRM: 38

Pre Release Events:

October 8
All day, all ages welcome, 21+ to drink
Widow’s Day at Thompson Brewery & Pub: Sample Black Widow Porter the weekend before it’s released at the brewery where it was created 25 years ago. Try a taster tray with Black Widow Porter, twists on the original and other unique small-batch beers.

October 15 – 16
10 a.m. – 10 p.m., all ages welcome, 21+ to drink
Widow’s Weekend at 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop: Don’t miss the chance to sample and compare 2015 and 2016 Black Widow Porters brewed at Edgefield and taste as other variations on the legendary beer. Bottles of both 2015 and 2016 Black Widow Porter will available for purchase while supplies last.

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