Laurelwood Brewing recently announced that they’ll soon be opening a new brewery and pub in Battle Ground, WA. This comes as a great relief to us here at the Washington Beer Blog since we just posted a story about them even though they aren’t a Washington brewery. They soon will be! Truth is, we’ve visited the Laurelwood Public House and Brewery in Portland and we loved the place and the beer.
What we’ve learned about the new pub thus far suggests that they’re a bit behind schedule. They anticipated opening in July but it now looks like mid-October. The new location will have a brewery, kids play area, about 135 seats inside, and -weather permitting- about 40-50 seats outside. You can see some pictures of the new location as it is coming together here.
Why Battle Ground? They have a few reasons. It is a fast-growing community within easy commuting distance of Portland. In fact, Clark County, WA is one of the nation’s fasted growing counties. Battle Ground is just 30 minutes north of Laurelwood’s “Sandy Blvd” location. Many of that pub’s patron are actually from across the river in Clark, County. What’s more, Mike De Kalb — one of the owners of Laurelwood — is a native of Battle Ground.
For those of you who are unsure of the general location, Battle Ground is just east and a bit north of Vancouver, WA.