Laurelwood Releases Organic Portland Roasting Espresso Stout


Laurelwood’s Espresso Stout, one of the very best coffee beers around, is back for its seasonal run in a slightly tweaked form from Laurelwood Brewing’s new Head Brewer Shane Watterson. It’s almost surprising there are not more local coffee beers in a city famous for both; luckily, we do have the 2nd annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational next weekend. As usual, Laurelwood Brewing Co. has teamed up with the experts at Portland Roasting for this collaboration of Organic Portland Roasting Espresso Stout.

This isn’t the first time the brewery and coffee crew have joined forces. Laurelwood’s Organic Espresso Stout is a yearly favorite. “Every fall the brew staff looks foreword to picking out that year’s coffee blend,” says Shane Watterson, Brewmaster for Laurelwood. “Portland Roasting does a great job with their coffee and they have a lot of organic options for us to blend, so it’s always a really fun experience finding the coffee for our stout each year.”


This blend produces the rich and chocolaty taste you find in quality espresso, enhanced by a warm aroma of dark roasted malts. In addition, the stout is Oregon Tilth certified organic – an element that Laurelwood Brewing Co. has been known to support.

Get your beer and coffee fix in one fell swoop. Laurelwood’s Organic Espresso Stout is now available on tap at Laurelwood’s pubs and wherever better beer is sold.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: