And the Winners Are…
Last weekend, as the springtime sun shone down upon Portland, hundreds of beer-drinking guests gathered at McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House for its annual Hillsdale Brewfest, a raucous and merry affair in which our McMenamins brewers submit specially crafted ales on which the guests can vote.
And, without further ado, we are pleased to announce the winners of our 17th Annual Hillsdale Brewfest… [drumroll, please]
- 3rd place (299 total votes): Highland Brewery * Brewer Dan Black * Hop Apocalypse
- 2nd place (302 total votes): McMenamins on the Columbia * Brewer Mike Napier * The Morning Grind Breakfast Stout
- And, in 1st place (320 total votes), we give you the proud winners of The Battle for the Belt…
Brewers Tim Proctor & Ben Nehrling · Lucky Charms
Nice work, lads! Tim and Ben described their champion beer thusly:
People are always asking where I hide me Lucky Charms. Well, I’ll tell ye. I put them right here in this delicious Organic Irish Red. All of me charms make this organic brew magically delicious! Are you feeling Lucky?!
Beer Style: Organic Irish Red
OG: 1.057 TG: 1.011 ABV: 5.93%
Malts: Organic Pilsner, Organic Munich, Organic Crystal, Chocolate
Hops: Chinook, Amarillo, US Golding
Special Ingredients: Purple horseshoes, pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, green clovers and blue diamonds
Congratulations, Tim and Ben – it seems the luck o’ the Irish was surely shining upon you, much like the Portland sun. Make us proud at the Oregon Brewers Festival this July in downtown Portland. And to all our brewfest guests, we hope you had a great time – and we’ll see you on May 22nd at the 14th Annual Olympic Club Brewfest in Centralia, WA!