McMenamins' 20th Annual UFO Fest

This weekend, you can have a beer with ET. McMenamins is hosting its 20th Annual UFO Festival at Hotel Oregon in McMinville.

70 years ago, the tiny town of McMinnville was struck with UFO fever when a local family spotted a flying disc from their farm, making national news. 50 years later, in 1999, the fever descended again with the very first UFO Festival. Time warp to today: The 20th annual UFO Festival is back, bigger and better than ever.

The 3-day festival includes renowned speakers & experts, movie screenings, radio broadcasts, vendor booths, live music, alien trivia, the Alien Abduction Dash fun run, pet costume contest, beer tastings, dining with speakers and the Alien Costume Ball.  

To properly celebrate this event, McMenamins is releasing Alienator IPA--because we all know space aliens love the hops! Here are the details about this special release.

Alienator IPA

  • Malts: Pale, Vienna, Rolled Oat, Carastan 30/37
  • Hops: Citra, Chinook, Mosaic
  • ABV: 6.45%
  • IBU: 45
This beer is sure to make a believer out of any skeptic! Orbiting above the Alienator IPA are tropical, fruity aromas provided by a thorough dry-hopping using Mosaic and Citra Hops. This tasty recipe yielded a fascinating orange hue complete with luminous hop flavor. Alienator's lush aroma and distinct hop character is perfect for those who prefer their ales strong and hoppy.

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