December 30, 2014 Portland & Milwaukie, OR - Breakside Brewery
Lunch Break ISA
is kicking off 2015 with five new beers, four of them in bottles, two
of them available year round and one of them launching a brand new Farmhouse Fruit and Funk series
. Beginning January 1st
welcome brand new year round beers Lunch Break ISA and Amuse Saison both available on draft and in 22oz bottles. January 8th
will mark the return of the beloved seasonal Salted Caramel Stout to
draft and bottles. Early January will see the release of Tropicalia an
American Farmhouse ale brewed with Lychee fruit and Peruvian peppers, it
is the first in a new Farmhouse Fruit and Funk series of six, Belgian
inspired releases that will rotate every two months. Finally we can all
look forward to a collaboration with Portland's newest brewers at Fat Head's Brewing
and a quickly budding friendship between both breweries culminating in the release of Juggling Plums Gose on January 14th
Break is our hop forward session beer, built for enjoying any time of
day. Whether you call this beer a Session IPA, American Pale Ale, India
Session Ale, Mini IPA, or something totally different, we know that
you'll find this beer to be full of juicy, classic hop flavor with just
enough malt backbone to keep things in balance. We reserve some of our
favorite hops--Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial--to use in this
beer, which gives the aroma a heady mix of lemongrass, orange marmalade,
grapefruit, pine and resin. Hop heads who seek a big punch of hops in
the nose need look no further!
|4.7% ABV 28 IBU. |
characterful session Saison is a true delight for the palate! Notes of
white pepper, coriander, orange, freshly cut flowers, and ginger come
together beautifully in this easy-drinking Belgian-style Farmhouse beer.
The delicate balance of herbal hop aromatics and spicy yeast flavors
make this beer light, spritzy and refreshing.
is a Chameleon-like word with many meanings, and here, it means to have
fun, to enjoy oneself. Amuse is a beer to enjoy with friends: to kick
off a meal, to enjoy on a sunny afternoon outdoors, to share as a gift.
We hope you'll find drinking this beer as fun and amusing as it is for
us to make. Cheers!
|5% ABV 16 IBU.|
Salted Caramel Stout
A collaboration with Salt & Straw ice cream
this has been one of our most popular beers over the past few years.
The base beer is a full-bodied stout, and we add both sea salt and a
specially made caramel to the wort before fermentation. The finished
beer is rich and balanced with a luscious caramel flavor in the aroma
and mid-palate, a hint of salt in the finish, and a smooth, rich roast
|7.9% ABV 33 IBU.|
brewers draw inspiration for beers from all corners of the world of
food and drink, and this beer is a perfect example. Influenced by a dish
at Johanna Ware's restaurant Smallwares in Portland, OR, two of our
brewers designed a beer using lychee and Peruvian Yellow Chilies. The
playful intermingling of moderate spice and unctuous, tropical fruit
keeps this beer in balance. Early aromas of pepper give way to a rich
and fruity mid palate that is followed by a pleasant, lingering heat.
The use of several "Hot" hops with distinctive tropical aromas add
additional depth of flavor to this unique beer.
is the first release in our new Farmhouse, Fruit and Funk series. This
set of six beers--each available for two months of the year--showcases
the deft and playful ways in which our brewers use non-traditional
ingredients to make complex, flavorful beers. From Lychees and Yellow
Chilies to Oregon-grown Peaches and California Kumquats, this line of
beers stakes a claim for the "culinary beer" as an emergent, delicious
and elegant new beer style.
|6% ABV 23 IBU.|
Juggling Plums Gose
To kick off 2015, we have a draft-only collaboration brewed with our good friends at Fat Heads Brewery
The beer, a Gose, is a slightly sour wheat beer made with salt and
coriander. In a non-traditional twist, we derived all of the salt in
this beer from an unlikely source; the Japanese Salt Plum or Umeboshi.
Salt plums are small Japanese plums that have been cured with red Shiso
and salt and spend a year "fermenting" in wooden barrels. The fruit is
intensely briny, with a light sweetness and herbaceousness. Seriously
though, these things pack a punch: we need fewer than 5 lbs of salt
plums to impart a recognizable (yet balanced!) flavor to 1,000 gallons
In the spirit of collaboration, we brewed
components of this beer at each of our breweries; Fat Head's grew up the
sour wort we used to give the beer it's tartness, while Breakside
supplied the base wort and salt plums. We think that you'll find the
finished beer to be incredibly refreshing and complex. It's a "gateway
sour" with a moderate body and slightly spicy finish. Cheers!
5% ABV 6 IBU.
Salted Caramel Stout - Seattle Release Party
Friday January 9th 6 - 9pm
Ballard Beer Co.
2050 NW Market St
Beers: La Tormenta, Eurotrash IPL, New World Bruin, Apollo & Dionysus, Salted Caramel Stout
Salted Caramel Stout - PDX Release Party
Thursday January 8th 6 - 9pm
6350 SE Foster Rd
Beers: IPA, Woodlawn Pale, La Tormenta, New World Bruin, Amuse, Salted Caramel Stout.
Plus Salt & Straw Ice Cream will be in the house!
Salted Caramel Stout - Beaverton, OR Release Party
6620 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Draft Beers: Wanderlust IPA, Lunch Breaks ISA, La Tormenta, Amuse, Salted Caramel Stout, Apollo & Dionysus.
Bottles: Salted Caramel Stout, Amuse and Tropicalia.
Juggling Plums Release Party
Wednesday January 14th 6-9pm
About Breakside Brewery:
1004 N Killingsworth St
Portland, Oregon 97217
A special tapping of our new collaboration beer with Fat Head's Brewing as well as an additional beer from each brewery.
in 2010 in the quiet Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a
restaurant and nano-sized brewery, Breakside expanded to a 3.5 BBL
brewhouse while winning their first medal at the Great American Beer
Festival in 2011 where they have earned medals each year since. In late
2013 the brewery expanded operations to Milwaukie, Oregon with a 30BBL
production brewery filled with 60 and 120BBL tanks, barrel rooms for
wild and non-wild/sour fermentation's and a 20 tap tasting room. In 2014
Breakside was awarded with the highly coveted Gold Medal for
American-style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival for their
flagship IPA that was also named to Men's Journals 100 Best Beers In The
World and Sip Northwest's Best IPA in the Northwest. Breakside is also
known for their experimental, barrel-aged and sour beers like Bourbon
Barrel-Aged Aztec a strong amber ale with chocolate and chilies that won
Bronze at both Chicago's Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers and Best of
Craft Beer Awards and Passionfruit Sour a berliner-weisse style beer
that earned a Bronze at the 2013 GABF.
are available on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon,
Seattle-Washington area, Denver, Hawaii and British Columbia. 2015
expansion plans include introducing 6-packs of 12oz bottles and more
specialty bottles and sour beers.