Laurelwood Brewing Company

Concluding my beer report from my late summer trip to Oregon [See Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3]…

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.

Laurelwood Sampler Tray

  • 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.

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