Currently at only 11% contained the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge has burned over 35,000 acres. The after effects of this massive fire continue to rage on and another local brewery is stepping up to help raise funds for the relief efforts.
On Wednesday, September 13th, both Laurelwood Brewing locations in NE and SE Portland will host a daylong fundraiser the Red Cross of Oregon. Laurelwood Brewing will donate 15% of the day’s sales to the Red Cross.
It’ll also be an excellent opportunity to order to order Laurelwood Brewing’s two fresh hop beers – Lowercase Fresh Hop Pale and Fresh Hop Free Range Red that feature fresh hops from Goschie Farms. Laurelwood brewer Eric Ebel will also be on hand at the NE Sandy location to give brewery tours at 5:30 pm and 7 pm.
Here’s more info on the 2017 fresh hop beers from Laurelwood Brewing…
Lowercase Fresh Hop Pale
We had so much fun brewing up this beer with our friends from Lowercase Brewing out of Seattle! We started by grabbing some malt out of the kiln at Skagit Valley. Then 12 hours later mashing it in to lock in the freshness. Goschie Farms supplied us with the brand new hop variety called Strata. These were added them straight to the bright tank. This beer is well balanced and the perfect showcase for some fresh local ingredients. 6.3% 31 IBU
Fresh Hop Free Range Red
Our traditonal NW red ale with fresh Cascade hops from Goschie Farms in Silverton, OR makes this a yearly must have. 5.9% 50 IBU
Laurelwood Brewing – 5115 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR Laurelwood Brewing – 6716 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.