Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Breakside Brewing Releasing La Tormenta and Imperial Red

The last bottle release of 2014 for Breakside Brewing is La Tormenta. Breakside Brewing will also be releasing a winter draft only Imperial Red. See press release.

Portland & Milwaukie, Oregon - Innovative and award winning brewers at Breakside Brewery present their final bottle release of 2014 - "La Tormenta", a love letter to Northwest-style sour ales and citrus fruit forward hops. Also Breakside is excited to release "Imperial Red" a brand new winter draft-only seasonal that combines the delights of huge hop bombs with a big malty body that finishes smooth.

La Tormenta - dry-hopped Sour Ale
Our final bottled release for the 2014 brew year is an experimental sour ale made with a unique blend of citrusy, tropical and fruity hops. Bracing-yet-balanced sour notes combine beautifully with West Coast hop flavor in this sweet and tart ale. This beer was one of our most popular small batch offerings earlier in the year, and we're excited to re-release it as a light and beguiling alternative to classic winter beers. Notes of blueberry, guava, grapefruit, and lemongrass are offset by a juicy acidity, medium body, and a moderate sweetness from caramel malt.

Stats: 7% Abv. 22 IBU.
Malts: Two Row, German Acidulated and Vienna Malts, Crystal 20L
Hops: Amarillo, Equinox, Simcoe, Citra
Suggested Food Pairings:
Panna cotta with preserved fruits and coconut; Pork belly and watercress salad; Duck chawan mushi; Carolina-style pulled pork; New Orleans-style BBQ prawns; Blackened catfish with grits.

Package Type:
50L and 1/2 BBL Draft; 12/22oz Bottle
Available: November 2014 - January 2015
La Tormenta Release parties:
November 19th 5-7pm at ABV Public House, 23588 NW Clara Ln, Hillsboro, OR 97124
November 20th at The Beermongers, 1125 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
December 5th at Bottleworks, 1710 N 45th St #3, Seattle, WA 98103

Breakside Imperial Red:
This draft-only release is a hop-forward beer designed to satisfy as the weather turns cool and the rain sets in. This Double Red Ale is truly an Imperial Red IPA: clean caramel malt sweetness provides a backbone for huge hop flavor and aroma provided by classic American hops like Simcoe and Amarillo. You'll get big notes of pine, orange, resin, and lemongrass from those hops, and the beer finishes clean and dry. The body is big and smooth, and a touch of warmth from the elevated alcohol level makes this beer a robust and satisfying offering for early winter. Cheers!

Stats: 8% Abv. 93 IBU.
Malts: Two Row, British Maris Otter and Crystal, German Carafa
Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade.

Suggested Food Pairings:
Beef tri-tip with hazelnut romesco; Moroccan-style lamb tagine; Stroganoff with chanterelle mushrooms and crispy beef tongue; Garlic roasted chicken with cilantro gremolata; Classic Thanksgiving dinner dishes; Duck leg confit with papardelle and mushroom ragou.
Package Type:
50L, 1/2 and 1/6 BBL Draft
Available: One-Off for November 2014
Imperial Red Release party:
November 14th at Hop Haven, 2130 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

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