Portlandia Pils

First Rogue came out with a Portlandia beer in conjunction with the IFC channel and now Laurelwood has a pils with the iconic Portland statue on the label.
“When creating this beer, we set out to create a lager that has its heart in the Northwest. This beer has a firm bitterness with flavor and aroma impressions of pine, citrus and fresh cut grass which is the signature of American hops while still on their best behavior. A new classic, a NW Pilsner will all the implied contradictions.”
I don’t think you can pickle it but there probably is a specific recycling bin with a bird on it that you can put it in.


I recently received this e-mail….
“Special Beer Release Party for PREVALE coming this Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Laurelwood (NE 51 & Sandy location). Live music begins at 7 p.m. Please come anytime to support the purchase of this special brew and help spread the word. Distribution will eventually include Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Whole Foods and any store that sells fine craft beer!

Laurelwood has generously brewed and bottled a benefit beer appropriately named PREVALE Ale. Proceeds from the sale of PREVALE (sold in 22 oz bottles or by the case or on tap) will go to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and help in the fight against cancer…

because we will prevail!”

Please help out a worthy cause and give a hearty thanks to Laurelwood for their generosity of time, spirit and money.

Beers I had in Portland

Fort George – Vortex IPA – on a scale of 1-10, 6

Deschutes – Red Chair IPA – 6

Laurelwood – Hop Monkey – another 6

(Oregon IPA’s are getting less hoppy or my tastebuds expect more hops now)

Caldera – Pilsner – 7 1/2

Amnesia – Pale Ale – 5

Fort George – Spruce Ale – 6

Deschutes – Ocho Negro – 8

Deschutes – Armory XPA – 7