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  • Turtle Time

    Turtle Time is inspired by the traditional kriek beers of Belgium's Pajottenland and Zenne Valley. We blended a cohort of 8 casks that had aged for over two years in retired wine barrels and then let the beer slowly referment on over a half-ton of tart cherries. The fruiting on this beer is extreme compared to our other sour ales, but the heavy hand with cherries is a trick that we picked up on our travels in Belgium, where using upwards of 3 lbs of fruit per gallon of beer is essential to get the full expression of stone fruit flavor, color, and complexity! This beer underwent a final fermentation in the bottle to lock in its scrubbing efferves- cence and a prickly, drying minerality. In terms of yeast expression, this beer showcas- es a wide range of Brettanomyces character with a refined balance of phenolic and feral elements. The confluence of Brett, alcohol, and cherry here leans rich despite the low residual sugar, and it is reminiscent of some of our favorite Flanders-style sour beers even though it is much lighter malt-wise than most beers in that vein.
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    TART CHERRY, TWANG, BAKING SPICE, FERAL

    • 9% ABV
    • 7 IBU
  • Let Your Indulgence Set Me Free

    We are thrilled to debut our latest barrel-aged concoction, Let Your Indulgence Set Me Free. We blended this stout with our friends from Single Hill Brewing in Yakima, Washington. This project was an illuminating 'meeting of the minds' as we merged our philosophies for brewing and blending as well as beer from both breweries in this stout. The majority of the beer in the final blend comes from the Breakside wood cellar. Just over two-thirds is a 'modernized' version of our longstanding imperial stout, The Oligarch. We affectionately refer to this version as "Double Oligarch" because it is a bigger, louder, sweeter, more aggressive version of what was once our standard-bearer BA Stout, and roughly equal parts of chocolate, crystal, roast and black malts allow us to drive a wide range of malt artifacts into the beer. The remainder of the blend includes stout brewed and aged at Single Hill. We used their Overstory Stout aged in peated American whiskey barrels. They favor stouts that are a little drier than Breakside's, which makes for well-articulated malt and wood flavors, and their beer added subtle hints of smoke, milk chocolate, and salinity. To round out the beer, we added 2 casks of "triple" stouts. What is a 'triple stout' exactly? These are sweet and luscious high gravity beers that go through an extended cold aging before going into barrels. They are the 'magic shell' or 'gloss' of our barrel program and offer complex notes of raisin and maple, as well as enhance the silkiness of a finished blend.
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    bittersweet chocolate, burnt marshmallow, light peat, Kentucky hug

    • 12.7 ABV
    • 28 IBU
  • The Trappings and the Suits of Woe

    As we continue to explore the range and diversity of barrel-aged stouts, we are always looking for new tools that will allow us to create distinct beers. We're lucky that we now have enough variety in age amongst our barrel- stock that we can intentionally deploy time-in-barrel as another variable in our blending and flavor development We begin our 2022 stout series with The Trappings and The Suits of Woe, an unadjuncted blend that brings together batches from three distinct moments in time. One year old Bourbon- and whiskey-aged milk stout comprises the majority of this blend. This is the same base recipe that was at the center of our Cute Metal blend, and we prize it amongst our blending beers for its luscious mouthfeel and its expressive prune and brandy-like notes. We found a cohort of casks that had attained a relative maturity for only being one year old, and we hoped to amplify some of their subtler notes of char and baking spices. To do this, we sought out additional older casks that had a balance of oxidation, intensity, and distinct wood and malt expression. One cask of an 18-month old roast-heavy imperial stout contributed notes of burnt toast and molasses. Then we added very small amounts of three two-year-old beers: one aged in walnut liqueur barrels offered intense gingerbread, nut, and incense notes; a stainless-aged smoked porter contributed fascinating caramel and peat, finally, a dash of an older extra- strong milk stout rounded out the full blend.  
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    DARK BERRIES, CHAR, SPICE CAKE, CHOCOLATE

    • 11.4 ABV
    • 25 IBU
  • Pause for Effect

    Pause for Effect is our barrel-aged sour ale aged on nearly two pounds of fresh apricots per gallon of beer. This beer is a blend of 9 casks from three different batches in our wood cellar. All three batches date to early 2019, making this release of Pause for Effect one our most long-aged blends. One of the three component beers was fermented in neutral oak with no microbes added, only the resident cultures in the barrels fermented this portion of the beer.
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    Juicy Apricot, Fruit Loops, Summer Orchard

    • 6.7 ABV
    • 9 IBU
  • Unbearable Lightness

    Unbearable Lightness is a session Bohemian Pils that's perfectly suited to warm weather drinking. We first brewed this beer as a collaboration with our friend Chris Tropeano at Resident Culture Brewing in Charlotte, NC, and this is the first time we're scaling it up for canning.
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    An Impossibly Light and Bright Summer Lager

    • 4.4 ABV
    • 36 IBU
    • Kegs,Cans
  • Guava Sparkler

    We are thrilled to introduce Guava Sparkler in cans for the first time this summer! This beer has gone through several iterations over the past three-and-a-half years. It originally began its life as a "fruit brut lager' that we brewed with our friends at Boss Rambler Beer Club in Bend; we loved the clean canvas that the wheat and lager yeast provided for this beer, but we wanted to drive the beer a little further conceptually away from a classic fruit beer. The concept leapt forward when we collaborated with Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis as part of our 10th Anniversary. With Sun King, we evolved the beer into something more like a summer cocktail-. we added a hint of lime for more fruit complexity and blended in housemade club soda to pro- duce a dry, tart, and quenching summer beer. Since then, we have made some tweaks to the beer in batches at our pubs. We've dialed back the acidity, pumped up the carbonation and min- erality, and adjusted the fruiting to make this as light, effervescent, and refreshing as possible If "beer cooler is a thing, this is it. neither fruit lager nor seltzer, welcome to new flavor territory. Kick back, relax, and enjoy!
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    SUMMERY, REFRESHING, GUAVA-LIME TRIP

    • 4.5% ABV
    • 5 IBU
    • Kegs,Cans
  • Wanderjack

    How would you design a new West Coast style IPA in 2020 if you were opening a brewery? How can we make an IPA that captures the direction that the style is heading? The beer that came out of that thought experiment is filled with three of the fruitiest hops around. The bitterness is modest, the malt bill is extremely lean.  This is our take on an IPA for the new decade.
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    Resi, Blueberry, Tropical, Tangerine

    • 7.1 ABV
    • 63 IBU
    • Kegs,Cans
  • Stay West

    True to the Pacific. Citrusy, Refreshing, Kinda Magical. Breakside's brewers have been lucky to travel far and wide, tasting IPAs brewed everywhere from New England to New Zealand, the American Southeast to China. In the end, we always are excited to come back to a classic West Coast version go this epic beer style. Indeed, we are happy to report that there is no need to look any farther afield: the West Coast IPA is alive and well and delicious as ever.  Stay West is our liquid love letter to the dank, citrusy, and dry versions of the West Coast IPA. SoCal-by-Pacific Northwest inspiration, it is a showcase of the amazing flavors that can come when classic hop flavor meets contemporary varietals.
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    mango, pineapple and apricot

    • 7 ABV
    • 63 IBU
    • 6 Pack,Kegs,Cans
  • Passionfruit Sour

    100% sour fermented wheat ale, inspired by German Berliner weisse and conditioned on passionfruit. Bronze medal winner at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival!
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    Tart, Passionfruit, Wheat

    • 5 ABV
    • 31 IBU
    • 22oz,Kegs

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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 and a fourth location in 2021 in Lake Oswego. 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, 2020, 2021 and 2022 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, Massachusetts, Northern California, British Columbia, Alberta and Japan.