4th of July Weekend in Review (continued)

Laurelwood Pizza Company on SE 42nd and Sandy Boulevard closed its doors for good on Monday July 5, 2010. The original brewpub location became a fixture for local craft beer lovers in Portland and will surely be missed. To bid the old pub goodbye, we stopped by with friends to toast a final pint of Workhorse IPA and sampled a new German-style smoked lager called Altenburg. Brewmaster Chad Kennedy was on hand along with Oregon Brewers Guild president Brian Butenschoen.

Bitter Root Brewery is an award winning brewery from Hamilton, Montana. We brewer Jake Talbot at the North American Beer Awards in early June in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Talbot was in town to check out the Waterfront Blues Festival when we caught up with him and tried some of his delicious award winning brews, including beers from the “Brewer’s Whims & Seasonals” lineup like the Rye IPA, a CTZ Single Hop Pale Ale, Huckleberry Honey, and a Belgian-style Witbier.