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  • 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
  • Black & Tan

    Wait, a black and tan? Isn't that a blend of stout and pale ale? Or porter and lager? Or beer and cider? Yes, yes, and no-- that last one is a Snakebite, but let us tell you about Breakside Black & Tan. We love the idea of blending dark and light beers to make something that's different and distinct, more than the sum of its parts. We thought that we'd give it a shot and release our own version. Our take on this age-old idea veers into some uncharted territory by using BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUT as the 'black' component. The 'tan' is made from young golden beer and some Bourbon barrel-aged Scottish ale. The 40/60 blend of aged and young beer pops with flavor, yet manages to stay easy drinking.
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    whiskey highball, milk chocolate, sweet caramel

    • 8.4 ABV
    • 19 IBU
    • 22oz,Kegs
  • 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
  • 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.