13th Annual McMenamins Roadhouse Brewfest


This Saturday (July 19th), McMenamins is hosting the 13th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Entry to the festival is free. Tasting tokens are $2.50 for an 8 oz. pour. For the first time, brewers from outside of the McMenamins brewpub family have been invited to participate. Here's the detailed beer lineup:

  • Grapefruit Session Ale,  Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery, This bright blonde ale has harmonies of orange and apricot from the Citra hops, but the chorus is bold and sprightly grapefruit. The malts merely set the stage for this zesty, hop-forward summer ale.
  • Blue Me Away, Three Mugs Brewing Company, Light and malty with a hint of fruit tartness, this beer has amazing blue orbs that give it a bluish tinge and awesome fruity flavor, complementing the hint of sweetness from malted wheat.
  • Heater Allen Pils, Heater Allen, This is our take of the renowned Bohemian-style pale lager that you might find in Bavaria or the Czech Republic. Ours is a little more golden, rounder, and a little more malt-driven than many other versions.  The beer possesses strong hop character balanced by its rich, round, malty palate. Refreshing and balanced, this beer is a favorite of our winery friends during harvest.
  • Ambacht Ginger Farmhouse Ale, Ambacht Brewing, This is Ambacht’s Golden Farmhouse Ale infused with organic ginger root; a beer for those who love ginger.
  • Edelweiss Helles Bock, Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery, Helles Bock is a relatively recent addition to the Bock family and is quite lighter in color than a traditional Dark Bock. Brewed on the last day of January, this golden gem keeps tasting better and better as it continues to age. There exists a perfect balance between the big malt backbone and hop bitterness, which together masks the high alcohol content. Inspired by a year studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria with the hills filled with the sound of Griswolds… Prosit!
  • Friar Mike’s IPA, Vertigo Brewing, A handcrafted English-American Hybrid IPA recipe, brewed with abundant amounts of Northwest hops.
  • Two Falcons Double IPA, John Barleycorns Brewery, Two Falcons Double IPA is brewed with a double dose of Falconer’s Flight hop blend. These hops were developed in honor of Glen Hay Falconer, and the blend contains some of the Pacific Northwest’s most intriguing aroma hop varieties and additional experimental hops.
  • Brune De Bourgogne, Golden Valley Brewery, This barrel-aged brown ale was brewed from a mash of pale, crystal, chocolate, and wheat malts, and hopped with Bravo, Cascade, and Hallertau hops. Fermented with a Belgian yeast and aged 14 weeks in Soter Pinot Noir barrels, the yeast and the barrels worked wonderfully together on this beer. Fruity aromatics from the yeast mingle with notes of grape, wine, and oak, while both yeast and wood lent this beer a refreshingly dry finish.
  • Two Kilts Scottish Ale, Two Kilts Brewing Co., A rich, full-flavored and bodied ale. Deep amber hues accent this smooth, delicious beer. Lightly hopped, as this one is all about the malt and a lightly smoked finish.
  • Morning Blend Espresso Stout, Oak Hills Brewery, This just may be the darkest beer I have ever made, adding five pounds of McMenamins darkest espresso blend straight to the mash tun, giving the morning blend its dark brown foam head. Lightly hopped and packed with Chocolate and Roast malts, this ale has a SRM (color scale) of 38! That’s a full five units more than the black-as-night Terminator Stout! Morning Blend has the distinctive flavor of your fanciest cup of morning Joe, only this is way better. Why? Because it’s beer!

In addition to tasting beer, you'll be able to take tours of the brewery, distillery and enjoy live music.

The Roadhouse Brewfest is a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring the kiddies! Joe Mishkin, a highly entertaining balloon guy and a face painter will be onsite to keep the little ones entertained. So come on out to Hillsboro on Saturday afternoon for some beer and family fun!


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13th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse 
Saturday, July 19

Taking place at Imbrie Meadow, the Roadhouse Brewfest is a day of great beer, live music, family activities and food. Sip brews from McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery, John Barleycorns Brewery and Oak Hills Brewery, and from our friends at Three Mugs Brewing Company, Heater Allen, Ambacht Brewing, Vertigo Brewing, Golden Valley Brewery and Two Kilts Brewing Co. Guests are invited to tour the brewery and distillery, chat with enthusiastic brewers and distillers (don’t forget to collect your passport stamp!), and wander the  six-acre former farmstead, a colorful oasis with buildings and barns dating back to the mid-1850s. On the grounds you’ll also find Imbrie Hall Pub, which was built from original timbers from Portland’s Henry Weinhard’s brewery. See the full list of beers available for tasting here.

  • Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Time: Noon ‘til late
  • Brewery tours: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Distillery tours: 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m
  • Musical guests: Chris Marshall and the August Light at 2 p.m. and Freak Mountain Ramblers at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Imbrie Meadow at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and Imbrie Hall, 4045 NW Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
  • Admission: Free; tasting tokens available for purchase
  • All ages welcome; 21 & older to drink; children’s entertainment to include balloon making and face painting

McMenamins Breweries: Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery, John Barleycorns Brewery and Oak Hills Brewery

Local Breweries: Three Mugs Brewing Company, Heater Allen, Ambacht Vrewing, Vertigo Brewing, Golden Valley Brewery and Two Kilts Brewing Co.

McMenamins Passport Holders: Collect your brewfest passport stamp just by attending! Passport here: http://www.mcmenamins.com/Passportt


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