14841 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road, Suite 501, Sherwood, 625-1700, twokiltsbrewing.com. 3-10 pm Monday-Saturday.
[RAD PLAID] Sherwood's Two Kilts shows us that the decor
of an industrial-park brewery isn't limited to wood paneling and a wall
of taps. Here, there are picnic tables, hanging lights, a stone bar and a
cozy upstairs lounge. Two Kilts has 12 taps running the stylistic
gamut, from the light and vibrant Crystal Kush to a dark barrel-aged
imperial stout. The best place to taste is right in the middle, where
the 2014 World Beer Cup winning Scottish ale sits spread-eagle in plaid
glory. A deep copper red with a caramel nose, the beer defies more
classic examples of the style by exhibiting a hint of peat smoke just
before the malt sweetness fades off the palate. Remember, it's a long
drive, so be careful with that 20-ounce glass of tasty 9 percent IIPA
for just $5.
DRINK THIS: The slightly smoky Scottish ale won the category at last year's World Beer Cup.