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.”