Friday, November 18, 2011
McMenamins Old St. Francis Pub Tasting (Bend, OR)
Knowing I wasn't going to be able to drive home after an epic Abyss flight, I booked a room at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. In addition to gorgeous rooms with a nice rustic flair, catching a movie with a pitcher of beer at the Old St. Francis Theater and enjoying a midnight soak in the Old St. Francis Soaking Pool without having to leave the premises was amazing. Add to that four separate bars, a room to shoot pool, and a garden courtyard it you have one of the more enjoyable and memorable hotel experiences in my recent memory.
I've done McMenamins flights before, so here's what was new with breakfast at the McMenamins Old St. Francis Pub-
Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown Ale- The name Sleepy Hollow made me think pumpkin, but this was actually a pretty standard, semi-dry toasted brown ale in a decidedly English style.
Robust Stout on Nitro- Breakfast in a taster glass. A little more burnt coffee and strength than I was looking for, but a good enough offering none-the-less.