Now in its 13th year, the McMenamins Roadhouse Brewfest is fast approaching. Held every year out at their impressive Cornelius Pass Roadhouse property in Hillsboro, this festival will take on a few changes when the festival takes place on Saturday, July 19th.
July is Oregon Craft Beer Month, so this year McMenamins has extended Roadhouse Brewfest participants beyond its own family of breweries, featuring outside breweries from Portland’s neighbors to the west. By including breweries from McMinnville, Sherwood, Tigard and Hillsboro along with the McMenamin brewed beers from the westside will allow for a much broader selection of beer
Taking place on Saturday, July 19th from Noon ‘til late will be the 13th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at Imbrie Meadow at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. This will be 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.
Admission is free to all ages and tasting tokens will be available for purchase to those 21 and older. There will be children’s entertainment to include balloon making and face painting. Musical guests include Chris Marshall and the August Light at 2 p.m. and Freak Mountain Ramblers at 7 p.m.
McMenamins will also be offering Brewery tours at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. You can also take in a Distillery tour at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
13th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Beer List:
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery
Chris Oslin and Brady Romtvedt
Grapefruit Session Ale
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.
Malts: Superior Pilsen, Flaked Barley
Other: Fresh-pressed Grapefruit Juice, Grapefruit Zest
OG: 1.044 TG: 1.008 ABV: 4.64% IBU: 36 SRM: 3
Three Mugs Brewing Company
Blue Me Away
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.
Malts: Pale malt, malted wheat, Honey malt
Hops: Cascade Other Ingredients/Techniques: Fresh blueberries introduced at the end of primary fermentation
OG: 1.048 TG: 1.012 ABV: 4.6% IBU: 47 SRM: 6
Rick Allen and Lisa Allen
Heater Allen Pils
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.
Hops: Czech Saaz, Horizon
Malts: German Pilsner, Czech Pilsner, Carahell Special Techniques: This is a lagered beer that ferments in about 2-2.5 weeks and then spends another 4.5-5 weeks in lagering tanks at cold temperatures. It takes longer to make but we think it’s worth the wait.
OG: 1.050 TG: 1.012 ABV: 4.9% IBU: 36.6 SRM: 3.6
Tom Kramer and Brandy Grobart
Ambacht Ginger Farmhouse Ale
This is Ambacht’s Golden Farmhouse Ale infused with organic ginger root; a beer for those who love ginger.
Malts: Organic 2-row, Organic Munich, Organic Rolled Oats
Hops: Fuggles Other Ingredients/Techniques: Julienned ginger root, infused into the finished ale, keg-conditioned with blackberry honey
OG: 1.059 TG: 1.008 ABV: 6.7% IBU: 15 SRM: 4
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery
Chris Oslin and Brady Romtvedt
Edelweiss Helles Bock
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!
Malts: Pilsen Malt, Vienna Malt, Wheat
Hops: Nugget, Perle
OG: 1.067 TG: 1.007 ABV: 7.74% IBU: 14 SRM: 4
Mike Haines and Michael Kinion
Friar Mike’s IPA
A handcrafted English-American Hybrid IPA recipe, brewed with abundant amounts of Northwest hops.
Malts: 2-Row, Maris Otter, 60L, Caramel Vienne
Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Cascade
OG: 1.055 TG: 1.009 ABV: 6.1% IBU: 62 SRM: 8
John Barleycorns Brewery
Two Falcons Double IPA
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.
Malts: Pilsen, Caramel Malt, Kiln Amber
Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Ultra, Falconer’s Flight
OG: 1.081 TG: 1.013 ABV: 8.75% IBU: 78 SRM: 5
Golden Valley Brewery
Brune De Bourgogne
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.
OG: 1.057 ABV: 5.7% IBU: 28
Two Kilts Brewing Co.
Chris Dillon and Alex McGaw
Two Kilts Scottish Ale
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.
ABV: 6.5% IBU: 20
Oak Hills Brewery
Morning Blend Espresso Stout
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!
Malts: Premium Two-Row, Chocolate, Roast, Crystal 120
Hops: Nugget, Cascade
OG: 1.067 TG: 1.015 ABV: 6.7% IBU: 30 SRM: 38
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and Imbrie Hall
4045 NW Cornelius Pass Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97124