Events – Breakside Brewery https://www.breakside.com We Love Beer Mon, 07 May 2018 16:46:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.breakside.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-BSB-SeekerLogo-SE-1C-K-32x32.jpg Events – Breakside Brewery https://www.breakside.com 32 32 GABF 2017: A recap https://www.breakside.com/gabf-2017-recap/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:55:39 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=5326

The Great American Beer Festival has come to represent a benchmark for our entire organization. Each year, the brewers get an opportunity to submit their beers for professional judging. What’s more, we get to send a group as diverse as Pub Servers, Staff Brewers, and HR Managers to go to Denver and feel the immense... Continue reading »

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The Great American Beer Festival has come to represent a benchmark for our entire organization. Each year, the brewers get an opportunity to submit their beers for professional judging. What’s more, we get to send a group as diverse as Pub Servers, Staff Brewers, and HR Managers to go to Denver and feel the immense power of the craft beer industry first hand.

GABF 2017 is the largest in it’s storied history. As craft beer continues to grow, this festival will surely keep growing too!

For us, 2017 is about our own growth, as well. With the addition of our 10bbl Brewery and Pub, we have another location to create beers from. Per festival guidelines, each brewing location can submit 4 beers apiece, and so we sent our full 12. We relish the opportunity to send more beers, because it closes a feedback loop for us. Specifically, we get notes from the judges on each beer sent.

The culmination happened on Saturday, October 7-the date of the awards ceremony. With 7,923 beers judged, we felt our 12 might have a small chance of placing. Our group was a bunch of nervous Nellies! Relief came quickly, as we took Bronze for our Rye Curious? in the 14th category: Rye Beer. This beer is brewed in our Dekum brewery and has become one of our more decorated beers. We love to brew this beer at our Dekum location because of the advantages of brewing on a direct-fire system. In short, we see a little more caramelization on the malts we use here.

Not long after, we took a second Bronze for our Passionfruit Sour! This beer competed in the 25th category: Fruited American-Style Sour Ale. The Passionfruit Sour has come a long way: it started as a Berlinerweisse, but we’ve come to want more tart! Our first batch was only 7 barrels. Within a couple years, we scaled it up to a quarterly draft release, and then added 22 oz bottles. Nowadays, you can find Passionfruit Sour on draft and in 22s for six months out of the year. Lacto fermented beers and Passionfruit, what a great combo!

Feeling good now, we watched many of our friends and brewers we admire walk on stage to shake hands with “the rock star”. The real story of this festival is about the growth of our industry, nation-wide. Styles are evolving, new categories are being added, and the creative spirit in American brewing is at an all time high. When we look at the success of our company, we’re often reminded of the rising tide that lifts all boats.

As the festival moved from Lagers to Ales, we ran into a stretch where we had a higher frequency of contended categories. Between category 52 and 60, we had 4 beers entered. It was category 59 that saw our first medal from the new brewery: American-Style Strong Pale Ale- A bronze for Stay West. Wow! Stay West is our homage to the Southern California IPA. We truly feel that the first world class IPA’s were born in and around San Diego. This medal validates much of the hard work that we’ve put into developing this recipe. We plan to release this beer to six-packs within the next month, or so.

The mother of all categories at GABF is the American India Pale Ale. It’s the 60th category in sequence, but the festival announces it last. This year, 408 beers were submitted to judging. When the category was called the first word was Breakside- we won a bronze! Until today, the biggest day in our history was the day that our flagship IPA took gold at GABF in 2014. That year, there were 215 contestants. As you might guess, we’ve brewed that beer A LOT over the years. It’s burned into the bedrock of what we do as a brewery. Every person in our company has a hand in this beer. And so, to get a medal in this very prestigious category is a medal for our whole crew. This is why we do what we do.

 

When we first started going to GABF, we sent 2 or 3 people to represent our company. As we’ve grown, we have learned that this is a perk for the company. Work for us for 2 years, and you have eligibility to go to GABF. It doesn’t matter if you wash dishes for us, or if you are the CEO- you get the chance to go. It gives each year its own story. Its own personality. And just as much as the medals give us a sense of accomplishment, seeing the joy of our hard-working people share in that is worth its weight in gold (or bronze as it may be!).

 

 

 

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October Brews & Seattle News!! https://www.breakside.com/october-brews-seattle-news/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:23:46 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=5329

We’ve got a ton of exciting events in Seattle this week – join our team at the following spots around town: – Beers with Breakside at Brouwers Cafe – Wednesday October 11 6-9pm – Featuring Director of Brewing Operations Jacob Leonard – pouring small batch beers including Beachcomber Rum-BA Belgian Golden & Strawberry Ballyhoo BA-Sour... Continue reading »

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We’ve got a ton of exciting events in Seattle this week – join our team at the following spots around town:

Beers with Breakside at Brouwers Cafe – Wednesday October 11 6-9pm – Featuring Director of Brewing Operations Jacob Leonard – pouring small batch beers including Beachcomber Rum-BA Belgian Golden & Strawberry Ballyhoo BA-Sour

Brewer’s Night at The Beer Junction – Thursday October 12 5-8pm – We will be showcasing some new and limited beers including our Mic Drop IPA, Bazooka Face ISA, What Rough Beast New England IPA, First Blanche Wit, and our classic Pilsner!

Fresh Hop Festival at Beveridge Place Pub – Saturday October 14 12-6pm – a festival of epic proportions pouring the best from around the PNW – we will be pouring Fresh Hop Cascade Wanderlust & What Fresh Beast Mosaic NE-IPA

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GABF 2017 https://www.breakside.com/gabf-2017/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:57 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=5292

The Breakside crew is rolling into Denver, CO this October for the Great American Beer Festival!!! In addition to our festival booth – here’s where you can find us & our delicious beers that week: Oct 1 – Lupulin Fiasco at K9 Club & Taphouse – Lafayette, CO Oct 4 – All-Star IPA Showdown at... Continue reading »

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The Breakside crew is rolling into Denver, CO this October for the Great American Beer Festival!!!

In addition to our festival booth – here’s where you can find us & our delicious beers that week:

Oct 1 – Lupulin Fiasco at K9 Club & Taphouse – Lafayette, CO

Oct 4 – All-Star IPA Showdown at Falling Rock Taphouse – Denver, CO – All the beers you’ve always wanted under one roof with some of your favorite people. A showcase of cutting edge breweries from East Coast and West Coast and their most badass IPAs, some of which were brewed exclusivley for this epic throwdown!

Oct 5 – CSA Takeover at Goed Zuur – Denver, CO

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Loyal Legion Second Anniversary Party: 7/13 to 7/16 https://www.breakside.com/loyal-legion-second-anniversary-party/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:43:07 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=5178

Thursday, July 13th to Sunday, July 16th  ::  710 SE 6th Avenue PORTLAND, OR 97214 Join us as we celebrate the second anniversary of Loyal Legion. We’re really excited to be a part of this event, featuring our most extensive tap takeover in the history of Breakside. We’re still finalizing the numbers, but we’ll be pouring 35... Continue reading »

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Thursday, July 13th to Sunday, July 16th  ::  710 SE 6th Avenue PORTLAND, OR 97214

Join us as we celebrate the second anniversary of Loyal Legion. We’re really excited to be a part of this event, featuring our most extensive tap takeover in the history of Breakside. We’re still finalizing the numbers, but we’ll be pouring 35 to 45 different beers on tap!

Oh, and $2 Breakside Pilsners.

Get more info here

 

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McKay’s Taphouse – Bellingham, WA – Brewers Night & Trivia https://www.breakside.com/mckays-taphouse-bellingham-wa-brewers-night-trivia/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:44:50 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=5072

McKay’s Taphouse – Brewers Night Tuesday June 20th – 6-9pm Bellingham, WA Breakside will be in house for trivia games & delicious beers with our Bellingham friends. Join us for a fun evening!

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McKay’s Taphouse – Brewers Night

Tuesday June 20th – 6-9pm

Bellingham, WA

Breakside will be in house for trivia games & delicious beers with our Bellingham friends. Join us for a fun evening!

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Vancouver, BC – Beer Week Festival https://www.breakside.com/vancouver-bc-beer-week-festival/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:33:00 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=4982

2017 VCBW Festival Saturday June 3 – Sunday June 4 PNE Playland Fairgrounds – Vancouver, BC Breakside will be pouring Wanderlust IPA & Passionfruit Sour! Featuring 100+ Craft Breweries and Cideries pouring over 300 beers and ciders, 4 stages with live music and djs,12 food trucks, a full games area with bocce, pinball alley, foos... Continue reading »

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2017 VCBW Festival

Saturday June 3 – Sunday June 4

PNE Playland Fairgrounds – Vancouver, BC

Breakside will be pouring Wanderlust IPA & Passionfruit Sour!

Featuring 100+ Craft Breweries and Cideries pouring over 300 beers and ciders, 4 stages with live music and djs,12 food trucks, a full games area with bocce, pinball alley, foos ball, and frisbee, a pop-up barber shop and much, much more to be announced!

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Breakside Lazy Luaua :: April 26 @ Westcoast Drinkery https://www.breakside.com/breakside-lazy-luaua-april-26-westcoast-drinkery/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:27:53 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=4841

Join us for our Passionfruit Sour release party! On April 26th, we’ll be posting up at the Westcoast Drinkery (map) in SW Portland for a day of pizza and beer. Come for the Hawaiian pizza and chilled out island vibes, stick around to celebrate the return of our official summer seasonal: Passionfruit Sour Ale.   **Breakside... Continue reading »

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Join us for our Passionfruit Sour release party!

On April 26th, we’ll be posting up at the Westcoast Drinkery (map) in SW Portland for a day of pizza and beer.

Come for the Hawaiian pizza and chilled out island vibes, stick around to celebrate the return of our official summer seasonal: Passionfruit Sour Ale.

 

**Breakside Brewery :: helping beer drinkers get Lei’d since 2010

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White Owl Derby Party :: May 6, 2017 https://www.breakside.com/white-owl-derby-party-may-6-2017/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:06:10 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=4835

Join Breakside Brewery and the White Owl Social Club for an exciting day of horse racing! We’ll be taking over all the tap handles at the White Owl Social Club (map), in what you might call “a beer derby”. Besides Breakside beers, the day will feature a horse auction for the betting gambler in all... Continue reading »

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Join Breakside Brewery and the White Owl Social Club for an exciting day of horse racing! We’ll be taking over all the tap handles at the White Owl Social Club (map), in what you might call “a beer derby”.

Besides Breakside beers, the day will feature a horse auction for the betting gambler in all of us, along with complimentary brunch and mimosas.

DERBY ATTIRE IS REQUIRED!!  So, don’t forget to bring your loudest hat.

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Rainbows and Unicorns 2017 Contest! https://www.breakside.com/rainbows-and-unicorns-2017-contest/ Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:48:14 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=4621

Breakside Rainbows and Unicorns 2017 design contest. Breakside is excited to bring our draft- only release, “Rainbows and Unicorns” to life! This Session IPA is quickly becoming one of our most popular releases. Rainbows and Unicorns was originally made for the Oregon Brewers Fest; brewed with flaked rice to create as light bodied a beer... Continue reading »

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Breakside Rainbows and Unicorns 2017 design contest.

Breakside is excited to bring our draft- only release, “Rainbows and Unicorns” to life! This Session IPA is quickly becoming one of our most popular releases. Rainbows and Unicorns was originally made for the Oregon Brewers Fest; brewed with flaked rice to create as light bodied a beer as possible with juicy, tropical, and fruity hop flavors, alongside notes of peach, honeydew, apricot and pineapple. To finish, we use three hop varietals: Galaxy, Comet, and El Dorado.

To commemorate this year’s release, we’re looking for a winning design to put onto a tee shirt. The contest will break into two parts. The first part is the submission of designs via e-mail, from which the company will select 3 top choices. Those three designs will be posted to Breakside social media for fan voting, beginning on March 4th and closing on March 9th. The final product will be released at the Breakside Dekum Brewpub on the day the beer will be released. Breakside will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Woodlawn Elementary School.

How do I enter?

Entries will be submitted via e-mail to travis@www.breakside.com with the subject line “Rainbows and Unicorns 2017 design contest”. Entry format will be accepted in the format of jpeg or pdf. Refer to design specs for parameters of a winning design.

When is the deadline?

Entries must be received by March 2, 2017 in order to be considered.

Prizes

In addition to having your artwork printed on a limited edition tee shirt, Breakside will give you a $250 credit that can be used in any combination of food, beer, or merchandise. A royalty, per tee shirt will be paid out to the winning artist.

Design Specs

All entries will be judged based on creativity and the ability to express the Breakside Brewery brand in a respectful manner. Please limit the number of colors used in the design to a maximum of 6. The design must be in a digital format to be considered. Hand drawn entries should be scanned and optimized per the artist’s vision. There may need to be an additional round of revisions after submission, in order to guarantee a successful transition to fabric. In such case, the artist will be consulted and granted final say.

 

 

*By entering the contest, entrants agree to assign their copywrite and trademark rights to Breakside Brewery LLC (“Sponsor”) and permit Sponsor to use the submitted design in any media, including merchandise, the Internet, or any purpose whatsoever.

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Breakside Takeover at Bailey’s Taproom NYE – 12/31 https://www.breakside.com/breakside-takeover-at-baileys-taproom-nye-1231/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:18:48 +0000 https://www.breakside.com/?p=4534 Ring in the new year with a Breakside Tap Takeover at Bailey’s Taproom! It’s time to say goodbye to 2016! Come celebrate in Portland at Bailey’s Taproom. DJ Tony Stewart will be playing house & hip-hop gems and all your favorite Breakside brews will be on tap. The party goes from 9pm -2am and there’s... Continue reading »

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Ring in the new year with a Breakside Tap Takeover at Bailey’s Taproom!

It’s time to say goodbye to 2016! Come celebrate in Portland at Bailey’s Taproom. DJ Tony Stewart will be playing house & hip-hop gems and all your favorite Breakside brews will be on tap. The party goes from 9pm -2am and there’s plenty of public transport options nearby. A $5 Cover gets you in and includes a complimentary glass of bubbles for the midnight toast. Happy Brew Years!!!

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Breakside Takeover Bailey's Taproom Taplist:

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec
  • Salted Caramel Stout
  • Vienna Coffee Beer
  • Fourth Wave Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Beer
  • Wanderlust IPA
  • Breakside Pilsner
  • Kissing Cousins Gose with honey & sea salt
  • Ice Fishing in America Gin Barrel-Aged Wisco Tavern Beer
  • La Tormenta Dry-Hopped Kettle Sour Ale
  • Mic Drop Imperial IPA

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