The Two Stages of Roasting

By Martyn Leaper | August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

CheckIt takes a good 13 to 14 minutes to complete a medium-to-full city roast. There are two stages that punctuate the transformation of the product from green, turgid beans to fully roasted aromatic coffee.

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Welcome To The Machine

By Martyn Leaper | August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

RoasteryAs you may or may not know, McMenamins roasts its own coffee, and for nearly a decade we have been providing the entire company with our own distinctive blends and single origin coffees. Each year we craft and process about 50,000 pounds of Arabica coffee, which is carefully selected from the major growing regions of the globe. One might ask, “How do they do that…how do they roast their own coffee?”

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The Summer Of The White Dog

By McMenamin's Distillers | July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Those crafty distillers at Edgefield have stirred up something new: White Dog Whiskey, an un-aged version of our famous Hogshead Whiskey !

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Cracked Pots Luncheon

By McMenamins Sales Team | July 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

photoOne of Edgefield’s most popular annual events is the Cracked Pots Garden Art Show, and this year’s event is coming up soon! Scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21st, Cracked Pots is free and open to all ages, featuring more than 75 artists selling their wares created from at least 75% reused and recycled materials. Event is 10 a.m. ’til 8 p.m.

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Beating the Heat

By Erich Petschke | July 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

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When the thermometer pushes 100 degrees, the winds roar down from the mountains, and the humidity dips, we gardeners scramble for water.  Plants in ornamental containers show stress in a day or so. Hanging baskets can dry out even faster. Nursery stock we’ve propagated and are raising for future planting usually needs to be soaked multiple times a day. In-ground plantings put in this spring are checked and hand-watered.

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A Beer Story: Liquidator

By McMenamin's Brewers | July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

MnBTonight at the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House is the official kick-off of Oregon Craft Beer Month and a celebration of 25 Years of craft-brewing culture. This brewing culture is a vibrant and ever-evolving phenomenon, one which McMenamins is both proud and honored to be a part of. No matter which brewery you call home – to everyone who has been a part, we raise a glass.

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Guatemala Palo Alto Azul

By Martyn Leaper | June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Green BeansMy old friend Palo Alto is back in our coffee roaster. I first cupped this coffee when I was an apprentice and fell in love with its robust flavor, bright acidity and incredible balance.

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The Conjurers

By Lyle Hehn | June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The ConjurersThis painting is intended for the Zeus Cafe, which will be on the ground floor of the building made triangular by the intersections of Stark and Burnside Streets and Twelfth Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

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The New Headquarters Sign

By Lyle Hehn | June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

new signIn 2006 McMenamins moved their corporate headquarters to a former wedding chapel and mortuary in North Portland. Finally, in May of 2010, a new “McMenamins” sign has replaced the words “THE LITTLE CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES” above the door to the offices.

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Borders and Room 19

By Jenny Joyce | May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

JJ BorderLast week, I worked with two other artists in Room 219 at Edgefield. I painted a border in the bathroom of that room, because it had been painted over due to water damage.

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