Thirty-three years ago, at the humble Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in Southwest Portland, McMenamins signature beer was born as batch #37 and was called Hammerhead. This inspiring Northwest Pale Ale is well known and has inspired countless other beers since its inception back in 1986!
All day today, Friday, January 25th, McMenamins will celebrate the 33 year legacy of Hammerhead with a celebration at each and every McMenamins location in Oregon and Washington. Hammerhead specials includes $4.50 pints; $9 growler fills; and $2 cans to go. Plus, King Ludwig Returns, a Hammerhead brat on a pretzel roll overflowing with sauerkraut, cheese & ale sauce and bacon served with fries or tots.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.