Weather changes, the year changes and also Laurelwood Seasons Change. This 2018 release is back to quell the wintertime blues now at Laurelwood Brewing’s pub in northeast Portland. Seasons Change was designed by former Lwood head brewer Eric Ebel from a stronger version of the brewery’s pumpkin beer to be aged in barrels. No pumpkins were harmed in the making of Seasons Change though, it’s flavors are quite different.
As we count down the 24 days of December leading up to Christmas, we are highlighting one barrel-aged beer each day. View all of the beers on this year’s Barrel-Aged Beer advent calendar after they have been posted at https://www.newschoolbeer.com/category/ba-adventcalendar
Though Seasons Change was based on a pumpkin beer recipe, it’s has neither squash nor traditional pumpkin pie spice flavorings. Instead, it has Ecuadorian cacao nibs from Meridian Cacao Co., vanilla beans from Madagascar, and both South and Central American coffee beans. Lactose milk sugar was added on the cold side of production to bring out a silkier body and mouthfeel.