Featured Releases

  • Whirligig Wheat / Pelican Collab)

    Our sixth in-state collaboration for our 10th anniversary is with Pelican Brewing Co, a true institution of the Oregon Coast and one of the luminaries of the Oregon beer world. For the past quarter century, Pelican has been the standard bearer for excellence in Oregon beer. With more GABF and World Beer Cup wins than any other brewery in the state, they have produced refined, clean, eminently drinkable, delicious, and exactingly precise beer under the leadership of longtime brewmaster Darron Welch. We've managed to get a few pro tips and secrets out of him over the years, but seriously, Darron's influence on how we've developed our approach to designing, evaluating, and improving our beer cannot be overstated. We were thrilled that Darron agreed to collaborate with us as part of this commemorative project, and we chose to challenge ourselves to develop a new, experimental-leaning beer that was also approachable--  something innovative for summer drinking. Whirligig is the result of these efforts. It's a satiating, unfiltered wheat beer that harkens to classic summer beers from great breweries worldwide. It is brewed with a fruity yeast strain and gets a jolt of bright citrusy tartness from a large addition of both orange and rhubarb late in fermentation. We bet it's been a blue moon since you've had a new wheat beer this delicious, nuanced, and refreshing!
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    Orange, Rhubarb

    • 5.4% ABV
    • 26 IBU
    • Kegs,Cans
  • Guava Sparkler (Sun King Collab)

    Our sixth out-of-state collaboration is with Sun King Brewing from Indianapolis. Our crew has become close with the Sun King team over the years, hanging out with them at events around the country like the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer and the Great American Beer Festival. To boot, our brewmaster Ben was in the same brewing school class as Andrew Hood, who oversees Sun King's wood cellar. We've long admired the huge range of beers that they make, especially their fruited and sour beers which are creative, focused and downright delicious. How did we manage to collaborate given the current times that we are in? True, the COVID-19 Pandemic thwarted our plans to host Dave, Clay, Hoodie and the Sun King team here in Portland, but the show must go on! We virtually collaborated on this new summer beer. We married our breweries' interest in fun and playful beers to create this Sparkler. What is a Sparkler exactly? It's a fruited sour ale blended with a housemade club soda. We employed our tried-and-true process for making a dry, tart, and textural sour beer and then designed a bespoke club soda (don't call it a seltzer!) to make the beer drink more like a refreshing summer cocktail. If 'beer cooler' is a thing, this is it: with big additions of guava and lime zest, we've imbued this with bright tropical and citric notes. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this unheralded summer of 2020.
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    summery, refreshing, like a beer + La Croix baby

    • 5.2% ABV
    • 5 IBU
    • 22oz,Kegs
  • Five Flavors

    Our fifth in-state collaboration for our 10th anniversary is one that is particularly special to us. For this collaboration, they looked to Upright's early days and used the infamous French Saison yeast that typified Alex's first beers. The beer they made began its life as a relatively straightforward farmhouse ale using some rich and bready heirloom pale and pilsner malts from California's Admiral Malting, and they added magnolia berry in the whirlpool for some delicate floral, bitter, and sour notes. Then, the beer underwent a second fermentation using lager yeast, with the goal of mellowing the farmhouse yeast profile and tightening up the beer. The result is a hard-to-classify beer that's refreshing like a pale lager and dry and rustic like a classic saison. This is the sort of idiosyncratic beer that both Ben and Alex love: quirky, technically challenging, highly drinkable, nuanced, and layered. We hope you agree!
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    APRICOT, TONIC, PEAR, HOP SPICE, STONEFRUIT

    • 6.1% ABV
    • 29 IBU
    • Kegs,Cans
  • Persephone

    Persephone is a mixed culture beer fermented entirely in neutral oak and conditioned on spring flowers, sweet orange peel, and Indian coriander.  As our team crafted this blend, they took inspiration from the aromatic, floral, and bittersweet vermouths from Southern France.
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    Spring Flowers, Dry Vermouth, Orange

    • 7.9 ABV
    • 20 IBU
    • 22oz

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Breakside
Brewery

Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery and has grown to be a highly regarded regional brewery producing 30,000 barrels annually. The brewery is known for its broad portfolio of award-winning, innovative beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a production facility and taproom capable of producing 40,000 barrels of beer per year. The brewery opened its third location in 2017— a lively brewpub in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland. In 2019, Breakside became one of only a handful of employee-owned breweries in the country.

 

In addition to winning many national, international, and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year in 2017 and 2019 at the Oregon Beer Awards and the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells beer on draft and in package in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Northern California.