Portlandia Pils – Laurelwood Brewery – PDX

Laurelwood Portlandia Pils

Laurelwood Portlandia Pils background photo by by Dougtone of flickr.com

Portlandia Pils – 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU

A pilsner? That’s right, I tried a pilsner tonight from a respectable Portland micro brewery: Laurelwood Brewing Co. whose pub and beers I’ve written about before on this blog. This ain’t no ordinary pilsner but one that should have fellow pilsners follow it past the parted red sea. The Portlandia Pils (5.5% ABV, 50 IBU) was outstanding. This brew poured well and had a nice head. It had the typical golden clear appearance of an American pilsner. The smell was citrisy and it went down smoothly and I’m talking finesse here. It didnt leave that ubiquitous charcoal like taste that those unfiltered domestics leave on the palate.

After drinking Portlandia Pils and contemplating its greatness I said to myself “damn, this is a great effen beer.” No doubt this is the best pilsner that I’ve ever tasted. Most other pilsners I think Americans are used to and most definitely what I’m used to when I think of lagers/pilsners are the corporate domestics like Coors and Bud but not this one. You mos def need to try it. Cheers!

About Juan J

Greetings from Portland, Oregon. My name is J. and I love to drink beer (I have the belly to prove it too!). I am the only West Coast blogger on this wonderful site. I am also by no means a pundit in the art of tasting and writing about good beer but just a regular dude who has grown to love craft and micro beer especially Oregon and West Coast beers and now I have the opportunity to blog about my likes and dislikes to anyone who wants to read my rants and raves. Portland is filled with good breweries and so is the rest of Oregon and the left coast. As I’ve grown older my taste preferences have also grown from boring and inexpensive domestics to tasty, calorie filled and 'spendy' micro adult beverages. I prefer India Pale Ales (IPAs) along with Amber Ales but any beer that makes my palate happy I'll bottoms up the son of a gun. Here’s one of my favorite quotes: “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” Cheers! 04/19/12

At the moment my favorite brews are/come from:

Hood River, Oregon's Full Sail Brewery (IPA)
Escondido, California's Stone Brewery (IPA)
Eugene, Oregon's Ninkasi Brewery (TG IPA)
Honorable mention:
Lahaina, Maui’s Maui Brewing Co. (Hi.P.Hay IPA)

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