As the Irish tale goes, the devil took a bite from a mountain in North Tipperary, Ireland, and spit it out. The bite-sized gap became its defining characteristic and local townspeople named the mountain Devil’s Bit. In honor of the legend, and the venerated tradition of hand-crafted Irish spirits, McMenamins created Devils Bit whiskey. It is released each year on St. Patrick’s Day and available while it lasts. -McMenamins Devils Bit
Starting March 17th and running through March 18th, McMenamins breweries are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. We won't bore you with a bunch of original words, strung together in a sentence. Except to say this, pick one.
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Irish or not, you're invited to join in our celebration! Take part in face painting from 1-4 p.m. or watch Irish dancers all afternoon. Live music will be playing at the Loading Dock, Little Red Shed and Winery Tasting Room (21 & over) throughout the day. Specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew, as well as a Distillery and Roastery tasting. Join the Golf Tournament for $30 per person.
- Grand Lodge:
Party all day on St. Paddy’s day at Grand Lodge. Live music will be available at the Garage Door from 5:30-10 p.m. and at Pat’s Corner from 6-9 p.m. Food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew.
- Old St. Francis School:
Join the party in Bend this St. Paddy’s at Old St. Francis School! Live music will be playing throughout the day at O’Kanes, Father Luke’s and the Fireside Courtyard. Keep your eyes (and ears) open for the roaming bagpiper from noon-1 p.m. Food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew.
- Hotel Oregon:
Come to Hotel Oregon for an authentic St. Paddy’s celebration. Check out the Irish dancers in Mattie’s room at 5 p.m. and enjoy live music from 4-10 p.m. If you’re 21 & over, head to the Cellar Bar for a live performance by Brother’s Dunne. Food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew.
- Olympic Club Hotel:
Join the party at Olympic Club for a day full of live Celtic music. Fiddlehead & Irish Dancers will be performing from 6-9 p.m. We'll have our seasonal Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew ready for you as well.
- Anderson School:
You’re in luck! Enjoy a performance by the Andy Coe Band in Haynes Hall from 7-10 p.m. or listen to live music in the Shed from 1-6 p.m. Food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Sheppard's Pie and Irish Stew.
- Wilsonville Old Church:
Come party with us at McMenamins Wilsonville for two days straight! You can listen to live music on the patio from 3-5 p.m., followed by live performances inside until 10 p.m. Our food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew.
- Kennedy School:
Time to go back to school for St. Paddy’s! Enjoy live music in the Courtyard from noon-1:30 p.m. and the Gym from 3-9 p.m. Don’t miss the roaming Irish dancers at 6:30 p.m.! We’ll be serving Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew.
- Gearhart Hotel:
Party by the coast at McMenamins Gearhart this St. Patrick’s Day. Food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew. Spud & the Snakeskinners will be performing in Livingstone’s Room from 6-9 p.m. Pay in advance to join the “Nobody Here is From Ireland” golf tournament, including prizes and drink tickets. Don’t forget to wear your green!
Join the party at McMenamins Corvallis Pub for two days straight. The Coastline will be performing live from 4-6:30 p.m., followed by The Noted from 7-10 p.m. Food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben and Irish Stew.
In addition to events throughout the Pacific Northwest, McMenamins is happy to announces the release of Devils Bit Whiskey.
For the first time ever McMenamins will be selling two versions of Devils Bit Whiskey this year: One aged four years in a charred oak barrel from Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery, and one aged eight years from Edgefield Distillery.
Edgefield Distillery Devils Bit
46% ABV, 92 proof
812 bottles produced
The 2017 edition of our Devils Bit Whiskey was distilled from our “Ananda” recipe. In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, Ananda means ‘an extreme happiness, one of the highest states of being.’ As a white (or clear) spirit, the “Ananda” recipe produces roasty, malty flavors with a strong dark chocolate note. This leads to great results for long-term aging, so we put aside the first barrel of this recipe in 2009 and now it’s time for this special whiskey to see the light of day.
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery Devils Bit
48.5% ABV, 97 proof
1,025 bottles produced
Based on Philosopher’s Stone, a favorite beer recipe from CPR’s long and colorful past, this version of Devils Bit is made with four different types of malt that give it a bold and complex grain profile. Four years in a new charred American oak barrel allowed these flavors to mellow and mature before it was finished in a Zinfandel port barrel from the Edgefield Winery, adding finesse and layers of berry and stone fruit nuance.
Look for Devils Bit at the following McMenamins locations:
- McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop
- Edgefield Gift Shop
- Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Gift Shop
- Kennedy School Gift Shop
- Old St. Francis School Gift Shop
- Grand Lodge Gift Shop
- Hotel Oregon Gift Shop
- Lighthouse Brewpub Gift Shop
- North Bank Gift Shop
- Old Church Brewery & Pub Gift Shop
- Gearhart Hotel & Sand Trap Pub Gift Shop
- Roseburg Station Pub & Brewery Gift Shop
- Anderson School Gift Shop