OREGON, August 2015 — As I pulled up to Portland International Airport for my flight home, I was hoping for one more Oregon beer experience. I found it in the Laurelwood Public House and Brewery in Concourse E.
Beers Sampled: I had plenty of time to kill before my flight, so ordered a sampler rack of the eight house beers on draft.
- Mother Lode Golden Ale (5.1%), “a great introduction to the world of craft beer”…’nuff said
- Pale Pony Pale Ale (5.1%), originally brewed for the Portland Pale Project rotating series of Pale Ales
- Free Range Red Ale (6.1%), a Northwest-style Red Ale
- Workhorse IPA (7.5%), Laurelwood’s flagship West Coast-style IPA
- Tree Hugger Porter (5.8%), this organic Porter has a rich chocolate flavor
- Hipster’s Sunburn (5.1%), a hazy, spicy Saison
- Green Elephant IPA (6.9%), “green because it’s made from organic malts, and elephant because of the Amarillo, Ahtanum and organic Cascade hops.”
- Extra Pale Ale (5.1%)
And oh by the way: Laurelwood has a second location at PDX in Concourse A!
As I close out my 2015 Oregon Trip beer report, I have to mention Three Creeks Five Pine Porter (6.2%), which I had on draft at a dinner. This Robust Porter is brewed with seven specialty malts and 20 pounds of Belgian cocoa nibs for a roasty chocolate flavor.
My Oregon trip wasn’t the most epic of beer adventures, but I still found time for 3 brewpubs and 2 mixed 12-packs for a total of 31 Oregon beers sampled.Follow @boabeerblog