Blog Tag: Laurelwood Brewing Company

PDX Beer Braul Finals Tonight at Hawthorne Hophouse

Base Camp's In-Tents IPL was one of the easier beers to identify in the Braul While the rest of you were potentially loading up on cheap pints at Hopworks on the Tuesday of Portland Beer Week, I was enjoying the relative calm at the Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse for their PDX BEER BRÄUL at half price. The official write-up from the Hophouse can be found below, but I hope everyone was able hit either location (the original... Read More »

Columbia River Brewing Turns Two

CRB's brewery has a rich history dating back to the Old World Pub & Brewery, which is where Hopworks Owner/Brewer Christian Ettinger cut his teeth. It is hard to believe, but it has been two years since Columbia River Brewing launched in the space most recently occupied by Laurelwood at 1728 NE 40th Avenue in the Hollywood District. To celebrate, CRB is throwing an anniversary party this Saturday July 14th. Although Happy Hour specials will be... Read More »

Fire Recovery Benefit at Laurelwood Brewing Co.

Fire Recovery Benefit Tuesday July 17th Laurelwood Public House & Brewery 5115 NE Sandy Blvd Event on Facebook Being part of the Portland beer scene is not only about beer. It's also about community. Whether it's meeting friends out for a pint, enjoying one of a hundred Portland beer events, or lending a hand to a friend in need. On Tuesday, July 17th, 20% of all sales at Laurelwood Brewing Co. on 51st Ave will... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Organic Green Mammoth from Laurelwood Brewing Company

Laurelwood's Organic Green Mammoth Imperial IPA is currently sitting on top of our Top 40 Portland Beers list. While we've seen many fluctuations on the list as more and more ratings come in, the Green Mammoth has had a consistent place near the top of the list since we started it two years ago. This beer makes very rare appearances, rearing it's beautiful tusked head every year or two—usually only on draft. As of last... Read More »

Laurelwood's 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery will be celebrating their ten year anniversary on March 18th with a grand birthday celebration. In true Laurelwood fashion the occasion will be marked with 12 great beers on draught, the tapping of 2 firkins, live music, family fun and food specials featuring a Sweet Briar Farms Berkshire Pig Roast. From the brewery there will be two great new beer releases. First off is Imperial Workhorse IPA in a limited... Read More »

Bottle Release: Laurelwood's Green Mammoth Imperial IPA

Laurelwood's annual limited edition bottle release this year is their extraordinary Green Mammoth Imperial IPA. Weighing in at 10%, you can now pick up these 750ml swing top bottles at their NE 51st location for $15. Other locations may carry these as well, but I got mine at 51st today. From Laurelwood: "This is the Imperial (read big ‘ol) version of our Green Elephant Organic IPA. This beer is all about hops, hops and more... Read More »

Looking Ahead: Upcoming Portland Bottle Releases

The crystal ball has sent out its predictions again. From big, bold winter releases to a Framboise that's been in the works for nearly two years, these upcoming seasonal releases should help you through the rainy season! Read More »

Looking Ahead: Laurelwood and Old Lompoc 22 Ounce Bottle Releases

Portland needs more great year-round Brown Ales. It's an often neglected style here, with many breweries opting for the hoppier Red Ale to fill in the color spectrum of styles. In fact, over at Laurelwood, their Free Range Red has long held the title of being their biggest seller. But this did not dissuade them from creating one of the best Brown Ales in town: Hooligan. Rich, malty, complex, available year-round at the brewery, and... Read More »

Fermented Photo Flashback: Dustin Kellner, Laurelwood Brewing Company

Dustin Kellner, Laurelwood Brewing Company. This is one of the first photos I took at a brewery.  Just over three years ago, I talked to the Paul Bergeman at Laurelwood Brewery  on NE 40th Avenue to see if he'd mind if I came in to shoot the brewery on a brew day.   No one else knew I was coming, so imagine showing up to work at 7:00am to find a strange guy following you... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Laurelwood's Workhorse IPA

Laurelwood's Workhorse IPA.  One of the best IPAs in Portland is now available in bottles.   Ever since we added the ability to rate the beers in our database, this beer has sat at the top of the list.   Check the home page for current rankings.  This feature is open to the public, but for now, you have to request a login through our contact form. Read More »

Paul's Boutique: Single Hop Red Series at Laurelwood

In the Northwest, beers that showcase hops usually come in the form of  Pales, IPAs, or Imperial IPAs.  Once upon a time, a brewer pondered, "Just how many hops can I fit into a beer?"  Throw in high alpha hops for bitterness, big citrus hops for flavor, and tons of dry hops for a huge floral nose, and you'll end up with some of big hop bombs known around Portland. Brewer Paul Bergeman of Laurelwood... Read More »

Cellaring Beer and the 2010 New Year's Day Tasting

Another year is upon us, and that means another Annual New Year's Day Tasting for my family.  Overall, the tasting went great, but there were a few mistakes made that we can look forward to cleaning up next year.  In this article, we're going to talk a little bit about cellaring beer--the whats, whens, and whys.  First though, let's go through this years tasting list: Abyss (2007), Deschutes Brewing, Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Abyss (2008),... Read More »

Obligatory Year-End Thingy

Well, it is the end of 2009 and, as is customary at the end of any year, the media has thrown at us 2009 year in review after 2009 year in review. Recaps of the past year's events fill almost every television station, every website and every newspaper. Covering everything from the year in celebrity gossip to the year in natural disaster gossip, these 365 day highlight reels come at us with almost punishing frequency.... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Moose and Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout

Laurelwood's Moose and Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout. I wasn't able to hold onto these bottles as long as I had hoped. They "disappeared" rather quickly. If you see it, drink it! A little bit of this beer made it's way into bourbon barrels and then served on cask at the Pizza location--unannounced and quite a delicious surprise! Read More »

Portland Beer Photo of the Day: Laurelwood's Workhorse IPA

"Workhorse is a true West Coast IPA, featuring over-the-top hop flavor and aroma. Three separate dry hop additions in the fermenter make this one of our hoppiest beers to date."Stats: 7.5% ABV, 17º Plato O.G., 3º Plato T.G., 80 IBU Read More »

2007 Bourbon Barrel Cask Moose and Squirrel!

Mashing at Laurelwood. Just a quick note. I stopped by the Laurelwood Pizza Co., ordered an Audacity of Hops, and was told that there was a 2007 (Heaven Hill) Bourbon Barrel Cask Moose and Squirrel on tap, and , uh, would I like some? Hell, yeah! There is only one cask of this, so get it while you can (or I will drink it all)! Seriously, I will drink it all. Thanks for stashing some... Read More »

Hello Monkey, Goodbye Boss and Piston

Over the last few years, Laurelwood brewing company has seen some big changes. Original brewmaster Christian Ettinger left to start his own venture Hopworks. Taking the helm was Chad Kennedy. Without a dropping a pint, Laurelwood continued to put out it's stellar standard lineup and an enormous amount of seasonals. Soon after the roster change, Laurelwood opened up it's Sandy and 51st location. Now, they had a 7 barrel brew system at their 40th Avenue... Read More »

Laurelwood's Moose and Squirrel Bottle Release

Laurelwood's Moose and Squirrel, a Russian imperial stout. Just a quick note about a great bottle release this week. Laurelwood Brewing Company just released their superb Russian imperial stout. For the first time, this brew is hitting the shelves in bottles, rather than just on tap. I'm not sure about the distribution, but these beautiful bottles are currently available at all of the Laurelwood locations.This limited edition run created only 500 1 liter, swing-top, hand... Read More »

Elephant in a bottle?

Was it real, or just a dream? True story? I'm pretty sure. I've got a witness. Unfortunately, neither her nor I were given permission to break the silence. But, on the other hand, we weren't told not to break the silence. So, in the spirit of ambiguity, I've got a tale to tell. But, good journalists don't expose their sources and good journalists don't sit on important stories either. Luckily, I'm not a good journalist.... Read More »

Beer of the Month - Laurelwood Darkhorse [April 2008]

Laurelwood Darkhorse [April 2008] Well, here we are again. And, by "again", I mean: here we are, Beer of the Month, about four months behind schedule. We'll be going back to check out notes and fill in the blanks, but for now, it's April 2008 and we've got a hybrid beer to showcase.April is a crossover month, sitting between winter and spring. Portland can fluctuate between snow and hot sun and back again as nature... Read More »

Deranger 2008 Release

Pictured here in bottle form, but you can get yours on draft now! Just a quick note to let you know that Laurelwood has their unbelievable Deranger back on tap. Brewed as an entry for the 2008 World Beer Cup, you can get a local taste before it leaves for world domination. I know it's on tap at the Sandy & 51st location, but it may be available at the others as well. As the... Read More »

10 Questions with Chad Kennedy of Laurelwood Brewery

Laurelwood Brewing Company. Brewer's Name:Chad KennedyBrewery:Laurelwood Brewery1) If you were stranded on a deserted island, and you could only choose one pound of either hops, water, barley, or yeast, which would it be, and why?Yeast! I'm sure I could make some sort of alcoholic concoction with the native flora. Maybe fermented coconut spiced with the root of some exotic plant? I wouldn't want to risk the local yeast though- I mean come on- just because... Read More »

Beer of the Month - Laurelwood Break A Leg Rye [August 2007]

Laurelwood Break A Leg Rye [August 2007] Yep, I already know: another Laurelwood pick? Well, if they would stop making great beer! As most of you know, I've been down and out with a broken leg and Laurelwood is right down the street from me. Right now, it's the easiest place for me to get to. I'll be expanding my picks as my leg heals.I've finally moved to a cane, so it's getting a bit... Read More »

Photos: Laurelwood Brewery on 51st

Photos from Laurelwood Brewery on 51st. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

Laurelwood Brewery Grand Opening!

I don't think that there are any respectable beer drinkers in Portland that didn't know that Laurelwood Brewing Company is opening a third location in town. We have been waiting and there were a few setbacks, but luckily for Portland, that's all in the past. Paul Bergeman readies the wort for the second of a double batch of their Organic Free Range Red. For years, the 40th Avenue location has brewed beer for it's sister... Read More »