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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 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
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
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
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, 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 youâ€™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