Saturday, June 20, 2009
I can think of no better way for Oregon to celebrate its 150th year as a state than to raise a pint of beer that was made especially for the purpose. This hoppy amber ale pours a copper in color with two fingers of head. The aroma is grassy and orange from the Willamette hops (only home grown hops for this Oregon brew). The flavor is bitter up front and moves to the balancing maltiness from the Munich barley. The finish is hoppy with citrus flavor and a parting bitterness.