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(Available 7/1) Pale Pony ISA

The days are long, the weather is nice and so is the company. This Summer Pale ale is modeled after our popular Workhorse IPA, but is low in alcohol and, of course, high in hops. Some call that a “session IPA” some call it pale ale, all we know is you’ll call it good! Cheers,
4.5% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 10°

6/12 Endless Summer Ale

This is our 2014 North American Organic Brewer’s Festival beer. A hoppier and Organic version of Mother Lode Golden
Appearance: brilliant rich gold
Aroma: peach and citrus, some bread
Flavor: fruit follows in flavor, with a hop bite at the end
4.5% ABV / 24 IBU / O.G. 10.4°

6/12 The Grist Saison

This is a type of Belgian-style low alcohol ale. The malt and hop character takes a back seat to the yeast character.
Apprearance: Cloudy, off-white, strong head retention
Aroma: Citrus, bright stone fruit, cracker
Flavor: creamy, fruity
5.1% ABV / 11 IBU / O.G. 11.2°
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5/27-Citrus Wheat aka ‘Orange you glad I didn’t say banana’

We used 12 pounds of various citrus fruits per barrel to create this tart and refreshing beer. The base style is a Belgian-style Wit beer, which usually has orange peel and coriander added, but instead of going the subtle and suggestive route with the citrus, we omitted the coriander and used a few hundred pounds of fruit to get all the zest and juice that is in this ale.
We created this beer as our entry into this year’s Fruit Beer Festival, and because it sounds really, really good to us right now. We hope you will enjoy it just as much. Cheers!
4.8% ABV / 16 IBU / O.G. 11.3° Plato

5/27-Green Elephant IPA

Green Elephant IPA has a mellow malt character that sets the backdrop for a big hoppy beast of a beer. Layers of hop flavor come from the copious amounts of hops used in this brew, soaking the beer with hop oil goodness; creating layers of pine and tropical fruits. This beer drinks so wonderfully that you have to be careful. This elephant can sneak up on you!
7% ABV / 70 IBU / O.G. 16° Plato

4/28 -Rites Of Spring Maibock

Strong and hearty this Strong Scotch ale is inspired by the big malty ales of Scotland. True to style, this sturdy brew is layered with malt complexity and balanced by a smooth alcohol presence. Fermented cool, this ale is clean, and rich with notes of dark fruits and caramel.
9% ABV / 20 IBU / O.G. 20.4° Plato

4/28 -Kilt-landish Scotch Ale

Strong and hearty this Strong Scotch ale is inspired by the big malty ales of Scotland. True to style, this sturdy brew is layered with malt complexity and balanced by a smooth alcohol presence. Fermented cool, this ale is clean, and rich with notes of dark fruits and caramel.
9% ABV / 20 IBU / O.G. 20.4° Plato

4/15 – Green Mammoth Imperial IPA

This is the Imperial version of our Green Elephant IPA. This beer is all about hops, hops and more hops. Huge amounts of American Citrusy, Piney and tropical-fruit hops added in the kettle, hop back and fermentation vessel give this beer it’s kick. Warning- not for the faint-of-palate.
9% ABV / 85 IBU / O.G. 19° Plato

3/10 – Laurelwezien

Laurelweizen is a traditional Bavarian style Hefe. The haze, banana, clove and bubble gum aromas come from the signature German Wheat yeast we used. This is an incredible food beer, pairing well with just about anything from spicy dishes, to desserts to…just about anything you want to throw at it. Look for it in bottles soon also later this month. Enjoy
4.9% ABV / 11 IBU / O.G. 11° Plato

3/10 – Deranger Imperial Red

Here is the beer you have been waiting for! Deranger is our renowned Imperial Red Ale. It is our Free Range Red that is made much stronger, with tons of flavor and aromatic hop additions. It is a beautiful red color with a chewy caramel malt backbone that supports the complex layers of hop flavors.
8.6% ABV / 100 IBU / O.G. 20° Plato

2/17 – Baltic Porter

One of my favorite styles! A dark, rich lager, much like a dopplebock but with some roasted notes. This style of beer came to prominence in the Baltic countries, influenced by the Imperial Stouts British brewers were making for the Russian Court. There are layers of Dark fruits, like a proper fruit cake; dark cherry, fig, current, with the dark malt characters of chocolate and roast. The balance of this beer is over all sweet, but brought into check with the slight hop and roast bitterness.
7% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 17.6° Plato

2/5 – Helles

This is a German style light lager. At Oktoberfest, this is the beer they are drinking. Overall balance is towards the malt, with slight doughy character and clean lager pallet. The hops are very restrained with very low bitterness and have a hint of spiciness. Very enjoyable lager!
5.6% ABV / 18 IBU / O.G. 13° Plato

1/20 – Breaking Up Christmas

This is a beer recipe I wrote with friend and fellow Old Time Musician, Sean Burke, from the Commons brewery here in Portland. We first met through mutal friends in the Old time community and wanted to brew a beer for the upcoming Portland Old Time Gathering in January. The name comes from an old fiddle tune. We restrained the fermentation hops and used Western Red Cedar, which is all over Portland. It lends a bright pineapple note to the beer.
6.8% ABV / 40 IBU / O.G. 14.6° Plato

1/20 – Moose and Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout

Organic Moose and Squirrel is a strong and chewy Russian Imperial Stout created by blending several dark and rich malts, creating layers of fruitiness, chocolate and coffee. The hops are added early in the boil to balance out the sweetness, but not to distract from the complexity of flavors in the malt.
8.6% ABV / 60 IBU / O.G. 20.5° Plato

1/20 – Coniferious Pale Ale

This is Coniferous, our Winter Pale Ale. This beer has a deep, rich color with background roast caramel notes atypically for Pale Ales, but the bright pine notes, juicy fruit aromas and relatively dry finish let you know that it is hopped like a pale. Designed to celebrate winter and warm your hearth.
5.8% ABV / 55 IBU / O.G. 13.5° Plato
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Rusty Robot Strong Ale

The Rusty Robot is a Strong Ale made by Laurelwood’s Lead Brewer Shane Watterson and his long time homebrew accomplice Liam Nagy for a ProAM Festival, which pairs a professional brewer with a home brewer to see what they come up with. We used European floor malted barley and character malts to give this beer a strong, malty and full flavor with a hint of sweetness and a beautiful copper/ amber hue. The malt is balanced with the hops which add a very mild, herbal/minty aroma. The Rusty Robot is a beer made to match the Fall season, we hope you enjoy this malty, amber-brown strong ale! -Shane & Liam
7.5% ABV / 45 IBU / O.G. 17.9° Plato

Cable Knit Pale Ale

This is a Pale Ale perfect for the transition of our Fall months, when the days become shorter and the rain starts, but not without beautiful breaks of sun. We made it with Crystal and Munich malts to give it a deep golden Autumnal hue, flaked rye to give it a peppery dry spicy character like fall leaves and a generous dose of bright hop flavor to keep you company while the rain pours down.
5.4% ABV / 40 IBU / O.G. 12.5° Plato

Condensate Steam Beer

We brewed this beer for a Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) project, in which brewers go for a hike and get inspiration from that experience to craft a beer. Here are a few notes on my experience hiking in the Tillamook State Forest:
Like several of the fall days we have had this year, the morning haze burned off in the late morning. I decided to make a beer that suggested the deep textures of the forest and the bright breaks of light streaming through the trees. We brewed a Steam beer or Common Ale which is a lager yeast fermented at warmer temperatures, which give it a lager-like smoothness and roundness to the malt with some spicier yeast notes, accentuated with the use of Glacier hops
5.2% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 12.3° Plato

American Barley Wine

This beer is made for laying down before (cellaring) or after (bed) you drink it. It is an American Style Barley Wine that uses an all malt base to give it layers of malt character and sweetness as well as Simcoe to give it a big American hop punch and balance. This beer is the start of a new tradition for us. We will serve a few kegs now, but largely tuck this one away into bourbon barrels for our Holiday bottle release in a few months, then blend and brew more for releases each year after. We are excited to see how this project progresses and how time changes this titan among beers.
9.5% ABV / 90 IBU / O.G. 22° Plato

Laurelfest Beer 2013

This years Laurelfest beer is an interpretation of a monastic style single ale. You may be familiar with the doubles, triples and quads, but the single is the everyday drinker for the monks. A celebration of life and work!
We used a simple malt bill, expressive yeast and floral hops to create a clean, flavorful blessing on your day. Sorachi Ace hops, a Japanese variety now grown in the Willamette Valley, impart lemon and dill flavors, blending with the spicy and fruity dynamic in the yeast. We hope you enjoy it as we give thanks to you!
5.3% ABV / 5.3 IBU / O.G. 11.5° Plato

Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale

Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale starts with a Strong Ale recipe for a nutty amber beer. We then prepare pumpkin, squash and a pumpkin pie spice blend and add it into the process from the Mash Tun through to the Hop Back. The result is a smooth and silky amber strong ale with a warm and spicy nose and rich body, which will set you aglow like a jack o’lantern.
Note: this is the same beer as “Stingy Jack” which, as it turns out, is a popular name. Since someone else had the rights to it, we changed the name. Same great beer!
7.2% ABV / 12 IBU / O.G. 17° Plato

Fresh Hop Workhorse IPA

The new hop crop rides to the rescue! This is the first installment of our Fresh Hop beers. We added over 80 pounds of Fresh Hop Centennial, picked up from a grower in the Willamette valley, to our Workhorse IPA to create a distinctly “horticultural” feel. There are several things that make Fresh Hop beers different: 1.) Seasonality; they are create for a limited time after harvest. Brewers in Portland can drive 20-60 minutes south to farms that have been growing hops for many generations. 2.) Dried hops hit the kilning floor soon after harvest. During the drying process, while the flavors become more stable, they lose lots of volatile flavors and aromas that can only be captured when used fresh, i.e., soon after harvest and before they hit the kiln. The difference is like freshly squeezed (fresh hop) to orange juice from concentrate (dried hops). It isn’t that the resulting beer is “hoppier” in a particular way, you just get a fuller spectrum of flavors that the hops have to offer. We hope you enjoy the harvest, Cheers!
7.2% ABV / 89 IBU / O.G. 16.9° Plato

Organic Espresso Stout

This beer is a collaboration with Portland Roasting. We brewed a base stout, then cold steeped an Organic Mexican and Ethiopian blend to compliment and accentuate the roast, chocolate and coffee flavors already in the malt base . The result is a smooth dark ale that has layers of dark, rich roast flavor.
6.3% ABV / 34 IBU / O.G. 15° Plato

PORTLAND PALE PROJECT #20 “Cam’s Waterfall Pale Ale”

This beer is the twentieth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials. This beer was designed by Cam, one of our Brewers, to commemorate his spill over a big waterfall. His life flashed before his eyes, and his only regret was he hadn’t brewed this pale ale yet!
It is designed around the hops flavors he was looking for. The fruity Mosaic, the grassy and citrusy qualities of Glacier and Citra, all rounded out with a malt backbone that includes Munich malt, giving it a nice toasted note. The bow on this package is the lower ABV, so you can enjoy a few without taking a spill yourself!
4.6% ABV / 20 IBU / O.G. 10.5° Plato

Organic ESB

Organic ESB is a nod to the English roots of our Free Range Red. This beer is brewed to around the same strength as FRR, but uses a traditionally English hop variety, Fuggles, for all bittering and flavor adds, rather than the NW classic, Cascade, Which, in combination with the roasty/toasty malt character, higher fermentation temperatures and fruity English yeast strain, give this beer a Starburst-like fruity nose. We dialed back the bitterness to let the balanced malt and hop flavors shine. We hope you enjoy this Organic offering. Cheers!
5.9% ABV / 23 IBU / O.G. 14° Plato

Deranger Imperial Red Ale

Here is the beer you have been waiting for! Deranger is our renowned Imperial Red Ale. It is our Free Range Red that is made much stronger, with tons of flavor and aromatic hop additions. It is a beautiful red color with a chewy caramel malt backbone that supports the complex layers of hop flavors.
8.6% ABV / 100 IBU / O.G. 20° Plato

Bohemian Pilsner

Our summer seasonal, Portlandia Pilsner, uses a Czech style pilsner yeast, so we decided to celebrate the end of the Lager brewing season with one more batch, highlighting the characteristics of this yeast in our tribute to traditional Czech-style Pilsner. We used a blend of domestic and imported malts to create a beautiful straw colored beer. We hopped it with Motueka, a New Zeland variety, well regarded for its spicy and “noble” profile. This is a lovely beer for the hot month ahead. Enjoy!
5.6% ABV / 27 IBU / O.G. 12.3° Plato

Portland Pale Project #18 “Single Hop Zythos”

This beer is the 18th installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials. This Batch is a “single hop” pale, meaning that we used one variety for the bittering through dry hop adds. In this case, it is Zythos, a hop blend from Hopunion. This blend brings together several elements of the IPA type hops: a firm spicy/peppery note, a grapefruit and lemon zest, a pine sap/woody aroma; and like most pale ales, the malt body plays a background, supporting role, not letting the beer fall out of balance. We really love the opportunity to create these single hop beers, allowing us to get a complete picture of the hop profile from bittering quality through the dry hop, and we hope you enjoy coming along for the ride. Cheers!
6.0% ABV / 45 IBU / O.G. 13.1° Plato

Hipster Sunburn

This beer is Shane’s answer to the call for the perfect summer drinker! We keep it very pale and light with a mixed malt and grain body. We used a single hop, Sterling, a spicy/peppery hop, and French Saison yeast to add complex white wine type fruitiness with a earthy and light citrus undertone.  This beer has a wonderful and appetizing nose. A great way to beat the heat.
5.2% ABV / 12 IBU / O.G. 11.2° Plato

Portland Pale Project #17 “SH EXP 05256″

This beer is the seventeenth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials.This batch is a “single hop” Pale, meaning we used one variety for the bittering through dry hop adds. In this case, it is an experimental variety. Before they name a hop; like Cascade, or Amarillo, it typically is assigned a number that the hop breeders and geneticists use to refer to the hop; in this case it is 05256. It is typical for hop growers to send samples out to brewers to try out, all important steps in assessing the acceptability of a new variety.
So far we are impressed by the hop and think it is right at home in our Pale Ale Project. It reminds us a little bit of Simcoe and Cascade. A very nice Citrus and fruit balance. We hope you enjoy. Cheers!
5% ABV / 27 IBU / O.G. 11° Plato

Hefe

This is not American style Hefeweizen, which Widmer or Pyramid produces. What you have here is the original style, full of flavor and character in the German tradition. The haze (which comes from the wheat protein in suspension), and the banana, clove and bubble gum aromas and flavors all come from the signature German Wheat yeast we used. This is one of the best all time food beers, pairing well with just about anything from spicy dishes to desserts to…just about anything you want to throw at it. Even more perfect by itself on a hot day, totally refreshing!
4.9% ABV / 11 IBU / O.G. 11° Plato

Berliner

This Berlin style tart wheat ale was originally brewed for the third annual Fruit Beer Festival. For that version we mixed it with Marion Berry, but we prefer it straight! This is a low alcohol beer that uses lactobacillus, a bacteria, in addition to our standard brewer’s yeast to create this very sour/tart impression. The low alcohol and tartness make this a perfect summer beer!
3.4% ABV / 6 IBU / O.G. 8° Plato

Portland Pale Project #15 “Draft Horse Pale Ale”

This beer is the fifteenth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials.
This batch we took a few cues from Workhorse IPA in creating this very floral and piney pale ale. We blended some of our most aromatic hop varieties to present a bright, hoppy nose.
5.5% ABV / 36 IBU / O.G. 12° Plato

Portland Pale Project #13 “Nail Pale”

This beer is the thirteenth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials. Nail Pale Ale was created for those who love to consume and be consumed by hops. Our intent was to make a Session Ale, i.e., low alcohol, with all the resiny citrus/pine hop aroma and flavor we strive for in our stronger versions, like Workhorse IPA. Session Ale is a term that refers to a session of drinking at the pub, meaning you can drink several of them without getting yourself into trouble since the alcohol isn’t as strong. We prefer to call it a Nail Pale Ale, since you can pound it!!
4.5% ABV / 30 IBU / O.G. 10.3° Plato

Workhorse Galaxy

Workhorse Galaxy is a beer we came up with that takes most of its cues from our Workhorse IPA. The difference is that we used several new hop varieties that were not widely available, especially in this version Galaxy, a hop prized for its aromatic as well as bittering capacity. It comes from Australia, brings with it big citrus and passion fruit aromas. We have enjoyed experimenting with it as we hope you will enjoy its unique qualities.
7.5% ABV / 80 IBU / O.G. 17° Plato

Hooligan Brown Ale

A blast from the past! Hooligan Brown Ale. One of our former core beers, this mellow brown ale integrates nutty & toasted malts into a medium body, complimented by earthy hops to create a great beer. Enjoy Hooligan with steak, spicy dishes, fish and chips or just drinking a few while you cheer the Timbers on to victory.
5.3% ABV / 25 IBU / O.G. 13.3° Plato

Portland Pale Project #12 “Flaconer’s Flight 7C’s

This beer is the twelfth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials.
Falconer’s Flight is a project our hop provider, Hop Union, has created in memorial of Glen Hay Flaconer, well loved and regarded brewer from the Eugene area. Like him, this special blend of hops was created to represent the spirit of pioneering Northwest beers. The “7 C’s” comes from the 7 aromatic hop varieties that begin with “C” (Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus, Crystal, Citra, Cluster). These hops are known for their distinctly American qualities: Floral, Citrus & Exotic Fruits. We hope you enjoy exploring this custom blend as much as we enjoyed brewing it, and raise a glass to Glen.
5.6% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 12.6° Plato

Portland Pale Project #11 “Cellarman’s Pale”

This beer is the eleventh installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials.
Our Cellerman, Eric and Mike, created this beer with a creamy, luscious Pale Ale in mind. To achieve this, they used Oats which layer in a velvet smoothness and Lactose, i.e., milk sugar, which layer in a full body without a heavy sweetness. The hops they selected are noble spicy varieties which come across as an herbal and green tea like flavor, but they take a back seat to the deep textures in this pale ale. This textural quality or “mouth-feel” is enhanced by the Nitro pour on this beer. This is a very mellow and delicious Pale Ale, well suited for the Spring sessions of relaxing with friends and family.
4.7% ABV /25 IBU / O.G. 13.15° Plato

Boss IPA 12.0

In there beginning, there was…Boss IPA! Boss is Laurelwood’s early interpretation of a West Coast IPA; a light body ale that gets out of the way for the hops to take the floor. We plucked this one from the archive, polished it up and made it new again. The main focus is the citrus and fruit hop character with supporting hints of peaches. The body is very light and balances the hop performance. We hope you enjoy this reinterpretation of this classic as much as we enjoyed revisiting it.
6.5% ABV / 65 IBU / O.G. 14.7° Plato

Leatherman Lager

We made this beer to celebrate the Leatherman tool company, based right here in Portland! As brewers, we all love using their tools, almost as much as we love brewing lagers! This beer is a delicious malt focused version of the popular Oktoberfest style. There is very lovely toasted malt, biscuit and bready notes and a robust body with a deep and brilliant Red hue. This is the perfect kind of beer to pair with spicy foods since it’s body can extinguish to hottest of fires. Enjoy!
4.9% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 13.1° Plato

Portland Pale Project # 10 “Bantum Ale”

This beer is the tenth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials. A Bantum is a standard chicken breed for smaller size. This beer is a British Session version of our Free Range Red (though not Organic), which we consider a NW Extra Special Bitter, or ESB. Bitters are often darker then our standard Pale Ales, but this one fits in well as a Pale Ale, whatever your standard is.
We used roughly a similar build to the malts and exchanged our native Cascade hops for British hops to create a mellow, easy-drinking ale that draws on the English roots of so many of our well loved craft beer styles. There is a light, pleasant fruit aroma with slight herbal hop notes, maintaining the same exceptional balance as in our Red.
4.6% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 10.8° Plato

Portland Pale Project #9 “Pale Pony”

This beer is the ninth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials.
This beer was mostly formulated by our Lead Brewer, Shane, to be a sessionable (meaning one could drink several in a “session”) version of our Workhorse IPA. It was scaled down from the original using the same malts and hops to pack just as big of a hop punch as Workhorse without the alcohol.
5.8% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 12.5° Plato

Zwicklebier

This lager beer, special for Zwiclemania 2013, was being poured directly from the zwickle, or sample port, of the fermentation vessel. Since then we have filtered it to brilliant clarity. This elegant pilsner has a mellow, creamy, malt profile with a gently spicy hop note, making it a wonderfully balanced beer to drink by the Liter full, or two.
5.0% ABV / 30 IBU / O.G. 11.4° Plato

St. Bernard Dubbel

This beer is our tribute to the Monastic beers broadly categorized as Dubbels. These are called Dubbel, i.e., double, because they are stronger then the table beers the monks drink with their meals. While not twice the strength, they are considerably different in alcoholic strength as well as character. These beers are characterized by their complex malt flavors of raisin, cherry and plum, along with the spicy, like clove or pepper, and fruity, like banana or apple, notes imparted by the yeast and to a lesser degree, the hops. The body is rich and complex, yet finishes dry due to the use of candi sugars and drying effect of alcohol.
This is an excellent winter ale to be enjoyed with sympathetic foods that have these hints of fruit and spice or enjoyed by itself.
7.6% ABV / 15 IBU / O.G. 17.3° Plato

Megafauna

This beer takes its name from the oversized animals of the Pleistocene Era, or Ice Age. Large saber toothed cats, hairy elephants, sloths the size of buses roamed the frozen tundras. Everything was big and/or hairy, with extra horns, tusks, teeth, etc. A tough time to be fighting for survival…Like those massive animals, this beer is huge with hop aroma and flavor. We used several new aromatic hop varieties to get a layered and hop oil soaked beer which, unlike the frozen tundra, isn’t bitter, and finishes dry. The Aroma and flavor are layers of Pine, citrus and tropical fruit and the beer is a pale gold. We hope you drink it in good health and keep warm.
9.5% ABV / 140 IBU / O.G. 20.5° Plato

PORTLAND PALE PROJECT #8 “Jean-Claude Van Pale”

This beer is the eighth installment of our Portland Pale Project. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials.
This beer is a classic Pale Ale with a Belgian twist, such as the European character malts, like munich and aromatic, woven in where the crystal would be, and spicy hops where the citrusy ones would be. We then fermented with a Belgian Monastic yeast strain and dry hopped with a distinctly American variety, Citra. The result is a spicy, fruity take on a pale ale.
5.6% ABV / 32 IBU / O.G. 12.5° Plato

Olde Reliable Barley Wine

Olde Reliable is a Barley Wine style ale. This is a traditional British type of beer that has been amped up to a much higher strength then you will find in England in this day and age. There is a stone fruit like aroma and flavor that comes from the yeast and the malt-forward profile, and a warming and spicy quality from the alcohols. This is a beer made to hold the cold at bay.
10.2% ABV / 40 IBU / O.G. 22.5° Plato

Pepe le Pale

This beer is the sixth installment of our Portland Pale Project, this time a Pale created by our Lead Brewer Shane. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials. We attempted with this beer to use some of our stinky hops, ones that are often described as onion, garlic or chive like, but used in smaller amounts and combinations to make them more suave and seductive like the skunk it is named after. You will find yourself on a trip to the casaba with this pale.
6.3% ABV / 40 IBU / O.G. 16° Plato

Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout

This beer is a collaboration with Portland Roasting. We brewed a base stout, then cold steeped an Organic Guatemalan and Ethiopian blend to compliment and accentuate the roast, chocolate and coffee flavors already in the malt base . The result is a smooth dark ale that has layers of dark, rich roast flavor.
6.3% ABV / 34 IBU / O.G. 16° Plato

Battle Ground Bock

This beer was brewed at our two barrel brewery in Battle Ground, Washington during a brewing class.
This beer was made with German base malt, yeast and hops. The goal is a malty sweet beer, with notes of chocolate and dark fruits, yet finish semi dry. I think it works on all those levels. The smooth Lager character accentuates the malts by not throwing a lot of fruity fermentation characteristics, allowing the malt a lot of depth with creamy caramel and fruit flavor.
6.3% ABV / 27 IBU / O.G. 15° Plato

Pontificating Pilgram Harvest Ale

Brewmaster Vasili asked his brewers to come up with a beer inspired by fall, and this is the result: a malty backbone dominates this beer. Wheat, Oats, corn and rye as well as 100# of jerrahdale squash give this beer hearty earthy flavors, while a hint of ginger plays well with Upright Brewery’s house yeast, lending subtle farmhouse flavors. Lightly hopped with Northern Brewer and Liberty hops, this complex brown ale would make a pontificating pilgrim piously ponder proudly at its bounty. Enjoy!
5.8% ABV / 30 IBU / O.G. 13.2° Plato

Piston Pale Ale

This beer is the fourth installment of our Portland Pale Project, this time a classic Laurelwood beer we dusted off from the archives. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, as well as revisit old favorites and experiment with new materials.
This was brewed by request for our Co-Founder Mike De Kalb, as it was one of his favorite beers. Piston Pale Ale is a light, crisp, hoppy northwest interpretation of a classic British style. There is a nice citrus aroma from Cascade hop additions in the boil, hop back and in fermentation. We hope you will enjoy this throwback to our roots. Cheers!
5.8% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 13° Plato

Dustin’s Farewell

Dustin, our well loved and long time cornerstone of our brewery is off to greener pastures. As a farewell beer, he revisited a rye IPA from back at our original location on 40th.
Rye, when used in large amounts, imparts a spicy and dry finish on the beer. He then used a mix of citrus and earthy style hops to create an IPA that is distinct from our others we have on.
6% ABV / 50 IBU / O.G. 15° Plato

Nicks Big Spoon Pale Ale

This beer is the third installment of our Pale Ale project, this time created by Nicholas Munson Phelps, one of our Brewers. We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, and this installment is no exception.
From Nick: “This hop-hazy/ light-bodied pale ale is snuggled with a massive amount of crystal hops in the bright tank, yielding luscious berry aromas & flavor. Cuddled by a substantial amount of wheat malt and a light kiss of bitterness, what’s not to love?”
5.7% ABV / 27 IBU / O.G. 12° Plato

Brewers Cut Double IPA

This beer celebrates the new crop of hops. A Brewer’s Cut, is a brick of hops taken from a bale of the new crop of hops for evaluation by the brewers. The brewer’s then look at, touch, smell, if not get totally overwhelmed by these hop samples and select what lots they want to brew with that year. It is as fresh as dried hops get. Our hands, clothes and noses get totally saturated with the aromatic oils of these hops. We created this beer to recreate and celebrate this experience with our patrons. We used a very neutral Ale yeast and light malt body to really leave the stage to the hops. We crammed the cuts we brought back from hops selection as well as other hops we had on hand, into the mash tun, as the wort ran to the kettle, in the boil, whirlpool, hop back and fermentor. The vast amount of hops used create layers of pine, tropical fruit, citrus and floral aromas and flavors.
9.6% ABV / 110 IBU / O.G. 19.25° Plato

Cameron’s Waylay Sprite Pale Ale

This beer is the next in our Pale Ale project, created by Cameron Murphy, our cellarman. A first recipe for him!! We are undertaking this project to highlight the variety within this style and the creativity within our brewers, and this first installment is no exception. Cameron created this beer to ambush you pallet with citrus deliciousness. His goal was to create a light, refreshing beer with citrusy hops that are only complimented by the use of Lemon and Lime zest and juice. We used a classic west coast yeast strain, which is much more neutral then our British style house yeast, allowing the citrus and hops to shine through.
5.8% ABV / 35 IBU / O.G. 12.5° Plato

Farmhand Saison: Lavender

This beer was created as the first in a occasional series of single flower saison beers, where we want to feature a particular herb or spice as it contributes to the subtle flavors of a saison; in this case, lavender. The goal in these types of beers is to suggest a wide range of spice and herbs rather then have it stick out. To this end, the lavender should be a restrained suggestion. The grain bill is a real field beer, using four different grains, Barley, Rye, Wheat and Oats to lend dimension to the flavor of this agricultural beverage.
5.2% ABV / 26 IBU / O.G. 12° Plato

Organic Moose & Squirrel Imperial Stout

A strong and chewy stout created by blending several dark and rich malts. This approach creates the impression of layers of fruitiness, chocolate and coffee. This type of beer was originally made for the Czars of Russia by British brewers.
8.8% ABV / 60 IBU / O.G. 20° Plato

Deranger Imperial Red Ale

Here is the beer you’ve been waiting for! Organic Deranger is our renowned Imperial Red Ale. It is our Free Range Red that is made much bigger, with tons of flavor and aromatic hop additions. It is a beautiful red color with a chewy caramel malt backbone that supports the complex layers of hop flavors.
8.6% ABV / 100 IBU / O.G. 20° Plato

Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale

This amber colored brew was created with roasted whole pumpkin, pumpkin puree, and a touch of spices to create a subtle and delicious brew.
7.5% ABV / 25 IBU / O.G. 17° Plato

Shane’s Kiss Of Freedom

Shane Watterson, one of our excellent brewers, created a pale ale with a Scottish malt and oatmeal base that is soft on your palate. He use a Scottish yeast strain for a clean and classic profile. To that he added aa blend of piney and earth hops to reinforce this interpretation which has it’s feet ½ in the British isles and ½ in the Northwest. Using fresh picked Liberty hops from his back yard created a beautiful full spectrum of hop aroma and flavor.
76.2% ABV / 30 IBU / O.G. 20° Plato

Calypso Brown Ale

We designed this beer to blur the lines between beer styles, exploiting the chocolate and coffee tones of traditional brown ale, maintaining the quaff ability of an American Pale, and making full use of the new and exclusive Calypso hops. The bitterness is subdued but firm, the esters apparent but in check, and the finish semi dry.
5.6 % ABV / 47 IBUs/ OG 1.058° Plato