Laurelwood Begins Canning Red Elephant IRA


Portland, OR – After 14 years of creating award-winning craft beers, Laurelwood Brewing Co. is canning their brew for the first time. Laurelwood’s Red Elephant IRA (India Red Ale) will be available in six-pack cans in Portland area stores by July, with the rest of Oregon to follow.

“We’re very excited to be taking this next step in packaging our beer,” says James Buxman, the Marketing & Sales Director for Laurelwood Brewing Co. “Our Red Elephant IRA cans offer a new way to enjoy Laurelwood, as well as an extra option for those looking to take beer on the go.”

Laurelwood Brewing Co. started packaging their Workhorse IPA and Free Range Red in six-pack bottles in 2013, but the brewery looks forward to the Red Elephant IRA cans going where glass cannot.

To celebrate the milestone, Laurelwood Brewing Co. is hosting a Red Elephant IRA can release party at 6 PM, Wednesday, July 1st at The BeerMongers beer bar and bottle shop on SE Division Street. Not only will the beer be there, but the Laurelwood brewers behind the beer will also be in attendance.

About Laurelwood Brewing Co.

Laurelwood is a family owned brewery that creates one of the most recognized regional craft beers. Owners, Mike De Kalb and Cathy Woo-De Kalb, are dedicated to sustainable and organic practices, and first began producing certified organic beer in 2001. Laurelwood’s product line is known for its creativity and quality therefore winning many national and international beer awards. Laurelwood’s handcrafted beers can be found on draft and in bottles throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Pennsylvania, British Columbia, and Japan. To learn more, visit