So I got up to Salem this week and had a pretty good little trip, didn't get out much cuz' I got caught up with work stuff. Anyhow, Had dinner a Mcmenamins(Boons Treasury) on Wednesday evening. Had the Hammerhead Pale Ale which was pretty tasty, it was well balanced but had a bit of Vanillaish/Creamy finish to it. It struck me a bit odd, but actually complimented the beer well. The I had the IPA, which was rather blah. Way to malty for an IPA IMO, and didn't have much character. It had the same type of finish to it. Had a tasty burger, and it was cheap eats, NO TAX!!
Thursday I went to Ram/Big Horn, and loved it. It was early so it wasn't busy at all, i got the sampler with the Pale Ale,IPA,Amber,Blonde, & Hefe which were all good, the IPA was actually the weakest of the bunch. They also had three seasonals, Maibock,Brown, & Stout. The Maibock was great, I ordered a pint after dinner. I ate the Chicken lettuce wraps for lunch, very tasty. And they had some pool tables in the back, not cheap crappy table either. Nice,Full size tournament tables. I would definitely go back if I was in town again.