Breakside Lazy Luaua :: April 26 @ Westcoast Drinkery

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.


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Rainbows and Unicorns 2017 Contest!

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 Rainbows and Unicorns was originally made for the Oregon Brewers Fest; brewed with flaked rice to create as light bodied a beer as possible with juicy, tropical, and fruity hop flavors, alongside notes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 [email protected] 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.


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.

Seattle Salted Caramel Stout Release Party at Bottleworks – 12/9

Join us at Bottleworks in Seattle for the Salted Caramel Stout Release!

Come and get salty sweet with us this Friday, Dec. 9th from 5-9pm! We’ll have our tasty seasonal stout in bottles and on draft, as well a Salted Caramel ice cream made with the beer from Portland’s Salt and Straw. And for a bonus treat, artist Sensei 23 will be doing a live painting at the bottle shop. We hope to see you there!

Where: Bottleworks (1710 N 45th St #3, Seattle, WA 98103)
When: Friday, Dec. 9th. 5-9pm

RSVP on Facebook


B-Sides Release Party at the Taproom! – 12/10

Come out to our Taproom in Milwaukie this Saturday, December 10 for the 2016 B-Sides Release Party!

We’re releasing 3 new beers from the B-Sides series, all blended barrel-aged sour and wild beers, some of which we’ve been working on for over 3 years.

Unlike the last B-Sides release, we will not be doing this as a ticketed party, but rather we will be releasing the beers during regular hours. The B-Sides that we are releasing this time around are bottle-only, so we will be doing complimentary samples of the bottled beers for anyone who wants to taste before buying.

The following B-side bottles will debut on Saturday and will sell $15/750 ml:

bsides-10-terra-final-labelTerra Incognita

Blend of IPAs aged in Old Tom Gin Barrels with Brett, aged hops, and apricots
Oldest Beer in Blend: 20 months
Youngest Beer in Blend: 6 months
Acidity: Medium
Brettanomyces/Funk: Medium
Barrel Character: High
ABV: 8%


Blend of sour wheat beers aged on raspberries then partially aged in French oak with Brettanomyces
Oldest Beer in Blend: 40 months
Youngest Beer in Blend: 22 months
Acidity: High
Brettanomyces/Funk: Medium
Barrel Character: Low
Fruit: Oregon Raspberries
ABV: 7.5%

bsides-11-camera-obscura-final-label-copyCamera Obscura

A complex blend of dark, oak-aged beers with a touch of Guatemalan coffee. Notes of red berry fruit, java, licorice, Bourbon and currant
Oldest Beer in Blend: 48 months
Youngest Beer in Blend: 21 months
Acidity: High
Brettanomyces/Funk: High
Barrel Character: Medium
ABV: 8.7%

Also Debuting (available on draft and in package)

Mid Century Modern (Abbey Dark Ale) $11

Fourth Wave (22 oz) – $12

Consummation (750 ml) – $14

Sour farmhouse ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels with Brettanomyces lambicus.
Brewed to celebrate the wedding of our brewer Will Jaquiss
Oldest Beer in Blend: 12 months
Youngest Beer in Blend: 12 months
Acidity: Medium
Brettanomyces/Funk: High
Barrel Character: Medium
ABV: 6.2%

Other Library Bottles Available (available for sampling and sale)

Bon Vivant ($12)

Bricolage ($14)

5 x B-Sides Round 1 (all $14)

-Carte Blanche
-Annus Mirabilis
-The Man Who Made Dessert

Specialty Tap List:

Fourth Wave

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec




French Quarter (Brandy Barrel-Aged Rye Wine)

Gin Barrel-Aged Wisco

Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Imperial Belgian Black

Fourth Wave & Vienna Coffee Beer Release Party – 12/8

Seattle! Join us at Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District this Thursday for the Fourth Wave Release Party!

A few years ago, we joined forces with Stumptown Coffee Roasters to make the Vienna Coffee Beer, a lager infused with Stumptown Ethiopian Nano Challa coffee. Fourth Wave is a limited edition version of that award-winning beer, brewed with single-origin Stumptown Coffee and aged for 10 months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

Come taste this unique beer at Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District this Thursday. The Vienna Coffee and Fourth Wave release party goes from 6-8pm and Stumptown Coffee Roasters will also be on-site sampling the Ethiopian Nano Challa coffee alongside several of their other wonderful offerings.

Try the beer, try the coffee, and then try making your own blends!

Fourth Wave Release Party

3rd Annual Salted Caramel Stout Release Party at NWIPA – 11/22

Breakside’s Salted Caramel Stout is back!

Join us at NW IPA on November 22nd for the 3rd Annual Salted Caramel Stout Release party. Made in collaboration with Salt & Straw Ice Cream, this full-bodied stout perfectly blends sea salt and caramel for a rich, smooth and balanced flavor. Come try it! The release party starts at 6pm and also features a full tap takeover.

Breakside also threw down for NW IPA’s Burger Mondays. Head over there on November 21st for the Take a Break burger featuring Mole Poblano pork belly. Tickets available here »


Imperial Honey IPA Release Party at Lightning Will – 11/18

Lightning Will is turning 2 and we’re helping them celebrate!

For their 2 year anniversary, Lightning Will is throwing a party complete with a Breakside Brewery tap takeover, live music, raffles, food pairings and more! We’ll even be releasing our delicious Imperial Honey IPA. Join us at Lightning Will (305 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR) this Friday from 9-12pm.

Lightning Will Imperial Honey IPA

La Tormenta Release Party at TILT – 10/29

la tormenta releaseLa Tormenta is back!

Come out to celebrate the exclusive seasonal release in TILT’s Beer Garage this halloween weekend. TILT is hosting us for a Pro Class Maker Session on Saturday, in which we’ll teach you all about what goes into making our unique sour ale, as well as many other great Breakside recipes. We hope to see you there!

TILT (1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209)
Saturday, October 29th

Back to the Future: Looking Into our Crystal Ball about what’s next in IPAs

Back to the Future IPA (aka BTTF) is the third release in our series of rotating draft-only IPAs for the year. BTTF is a departure from the previous two releases in the series: Tall Guy IPA and Rainbows & Unicorns. Those two are beers we’ve brewed a number of times and have more or less “set” recipes. By contrast, Back to the Future is a beer that always changes, both each year and– in this year’s incarnations– each batch.

Breakside-Brewery-Back-to-the-Future-IPAWe first brewed this beer in 2015 as a cross-border collaboration with our friends at Fremont Brewing in Seattle. The idea was to brew similar-yet-distinct beers for Seattle and Portland Beer Week using varietals that we thought might be the “next hot hop.” When we brewed that beer, we also incorporated a lot of other ideas that we had about new ways to make IPAs that weren’t directly connected to hops as well.

Specifically, we used BTTF 2015 to explore some questions we had about the use of flaked grains in IPAs. We also trialed a much softer water profile than we normally use with our IPAs. As with any trial, there were parts of the 2015 version that we liked and learned from, and elements that we didn’t. The things that we liked are now incorporated into many of our other hoppy beers. Both Lunch Break and Tall Guy use a good portion of flaked barley in the malt bill, for example. The hops that we used BTTF 2015– Ella and Azacca– have both found a home in our hop schedules for several other beers, including Hop Delivery Mechanism and Imperial Red.

This year, we’ve revived BTTF in the same spirit, brewing it with combinations of hops that we think have a lot of promise and using this beer as an opportunity for us to explore some “new directions” in making IPAs. Distilling it down to 3 key areas, this year’s Back to the Future IPAs are exploring the following territory:
Pairing a new and interesting hop (Topaz, Lemondrop, Idaho 7) with hops that are already beloved (Mosaic, Citra, and Ella). Each batch of this beer focuses on a different combination of those hops. The first batch, which is currently on the market, is heavy on Topaz and Mosaic. The second round of brews will be mainly Citra and Lemondrop. The final batches– the ones that will be hitting the market in August– will use Ella and Idaho 7.

We are using a different yeast strain with this beer this year, and it seems to respond to American hops differently than our normal house ale strain. Many East Coast brewers have been featuring English yeast strains in their hoppy beers; in our case, we’re seeing what happens by brewing an IPA with a Kolsch-type yeast strain.

Finally, the malt: as most any fan of Breakside knows, we like making austere IPAs. Wanderlust is a great example of this– it’s just Two Row and Munich malt. In the last year or two we’ve played a lot with flaked grains and also with “bigger bodied” hoppy beers (the latter due to the influence of our friends at Fat Head’s), so we wanted to get back to our roots with this and focus on a very simple grain bill. BTTF is composed entirely of American Two Row and British Golden Promise malts. The challenge when using only base malts in an American hoppy beer is that the lack of character and crystal malts can cause bitterness to be more pronounced. So, we’ve really tried to figure out what the optimal balance between IBUs and malt is for BTTF.

We’re pretty excited to test and taste these new ideas, and based on the response to the first batch, our customers seem excited about it too. Back to the Future will be available on draft through the end of September at Breakside’s pub and taproom as well as at select accounts in OR, WA, BC, HI, and Northern CA. If you try this beer at one of our spots, be sure to ask about which version is on tap; many bars and restaurants that get a keg may not know which version the beer is, but they can always reference the batch number for the curious-minded, and you can check it against the list of batches below.


Back to the Future 2016 Batch #s and Hop Variants
#529: Topaz and Mosaic (currently out to market)
#537: Lemondrop and Citra (will be released to market 7/20)
#545: Lemondrop and Citra (due to release ~8/1)
#TBD: Idaho 7 and Ella (due to release ~8/25)

Breakside & Friends Puckerfest Kickoff Party & Passion Fruit Sour Ale Release


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Tuesday, July 19 | 5-7 PM

Join the Breakside gang and a whole bunch of their brewer friends as we celebrate the release of this year’s Passionfruit Sour Ale.  In addition we’ll be kicking off  Puckerfest 10 with a sneak preview of three other sours that will be released in August:

  • Carte Blanche — Gin meets Brett meets hops- a blend of some of our favorite flavors
  • God Only Knows —  Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sour Ale With Coconut
  • Next Thursday — Pinot Noir and fruit-forward golden ale with a background of Bourbon and Brett. In collaboration with Alesong.
That’s what Breakside is pouring. Here’s what their friends are bringing:
  • Ale Apothecary – La Tache spiced with white fir tips. ON CASK
  • Alesong – Strawberry Gose
  • Boneyard – Gooze Cruze
  • Culmination –  2015 Kriek Lambicus
  • Upright – TBA

Breakside Milwaukie Summer Luau

Breakside Brewery celebrates the sun, refreshingly crisp, hoppy and tart beers, Hawaiian-style BBQ and family friendly games and entertainment at the 3rd annual Summer Luau at our Milwaukie, Oregon Tasting Room & Brewery. As one of the only times of the year that the Tasting Room is kid friendly, the brewery features the release of it’s most popular seasonal, Passionfruit Sour Ale and it’s Hawaiian influence with music, games and great beers on Saturday, July 23rd from Noon to 8pm.

Breakside’s Chef Mike Delaney will be cooking up a Hawaiian-themed menu with meat and veggies and specials like his famous Kahlua Pork.

View the Menu »

The tasting room will be Randall infusing a keg of Wanderlust IPA with fresh cut Mangos and that’s in addition to a new batch of the beloved Passionfruit Sour Ale on tap.

  • There will be a kids corner & activity packs for the little rugrats.
  • Passionfruit Sour Ale release.
  • Outdoor misters.
  • Kiddie soaking pool.


RSVP on the Facebook event here!

Breakside Milwaukie Summer Luau

Saturday, July 23rd Noon – 8pm
$15 for a glass plus 4 tickets for tasters.
Breakside Brewery Milwaukie Tasting Room & Brewery
5821 SE International Way
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Collaboration brews with Lewis & Clark College

For the past 3 years, Breakside Brewery and Lewis & Clark College have partnered to offer a course in brewing and the business of beer for students interested in the craft beer industry. Sponsored by Lewis & Clark’s Center for Entrepreneurship, the course is instructed by Breakside brewmaster Ben Edmunds and R&D brewer Will Jaquiss. The course is a comprehensive introduction to the beer industry, designed to prepare students with a practical understanding of how beer is designed, developed, produced and sold. The course focuses on three intertwined elements of brewing: fermentation science, beer as a business, and beer as an artisan craft, and students develop a broad understanding of the skills and theory needed to understand and/or join the beer industry.

In the capstone project of the course students split into small groups and each brew a beer of their own design on Breakside’s 3 barrel pilot system. The students work closely with Breakside’s brewing staff to select raw materials, develop a recipe, and create a sales plan for the beer. In the final class of the semester, the beers are evaluated by brewers from other breweries in Portland, so the students get real-time feedback from sources other than their day-to-day instructors. Unlike other brewing seminars for students, these beers are actually sold to the public and marketed just like any of Breakside’s other beers.

Breakside and Lewis & Clark are excited to announce the release of this year’s three student-brewed beers.

The Beers:
Going Golden
American Summer Ale 5.3% ABV 22 IBUs
This hoppy golden ale is equally refreshing and complex. it features the new Enigma hop, which has notes of apricot and peach, as well as touch of Mosaic and Cascade hops.

Sunny Day Wit
Hoppy Belgian Wheat 4.1% ABV 15 IBU
This is an interpretation of a Belgian witbier with the addition of more flavoring and aroma hops than would be found in a classic version. The hard-to-find Huell Melon hop, featured here, provides beautiful notes of honeydew and grass.

Royal Baby
American ESB 5.8% ABV 35 IBU
An American take on the classic English-style ESB, with a spicy, citrus aroma from both English and American hops, and a rounded mouthfeel from the addition of Torrified Wheat.

All three beers will be available at Breakside’s two locations in late April and early May, until the batches run out.

India Golden Ale Release Parties – 4/7, 4/8, 4/19

Our award-winning India Golden Ale is back for Spring/Summer 2016 and we’re celebrating with a couple of release parties. Check out info below and join us at the event nearest you! This Double IPA is light in body, light in color and heavy in hops and citrus aroma, making it the perfect beer for the sunny, warm days ahead.


2016 India Golden Ale Release Parties

India-Golden-Aleb2 Taphouse
Salem, OR
Thursday, April 7th 6-8pm

  • 10 beers on tap
  • IGA bottles to go
  • Meet the Brewer

Ben’s Bottle Shop
Vancouver, WA
Friday, April 8th 3-6pm
Beer List:

  • India Golden Ale – Bottles & Draft
  • Breakside IPA
  • Bergamot Special Bitter
  • Breakside Pilsner
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Rainbows & Unicorns Session Rice IPA

Special Brews
Lynnwood, WA
Tuesday, April 19th 6-8pm
Come enjoy a pint and take a few bottles home of the lightest, hoppiest double IPA you’ll ever taste!

Vienna Coffee Beer Release Party – 12/12

Join us for the Vienna Coffee Beer Release Party this Saturday, December 12th 10am-3pm @ Velo Cult!

Presented by Velo Cult, Hammer Velo and Bullets & Belles

To celebrate this caffeinated release to warm your bones and get your blood pumping, we will be holding a release party at Velo Cult bike bar (1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213) that begins with coffee, beer and FREE DONUTS (while they last) from Coco Donuts! After enjoying both versions of the beer (pints will be $5) and getting some sugar and carbs in, we will head out on a leisurely morning ride to Breakside’s Dekum brewpub at 10:30am.

Breakside’s flagship woodlawn brewpub will have $1 off pints of both versions of Vienna Coffee Beer when the bike ride arrives. At about Noon we will gather the riders back up to leave Breakside’s pub on NE Dekum to circle back to Velo Cult for lunch at 1pm with more beers and music from Bullets & Belles!


10am Beer & Donuts @ Velo Cult
1030am Morning Bike Ride to Breakside Brewpub
11pm $1 off Vienna Coffee Beer pints at Breakside
1pm Party back at Velo Cult with live music from Bullets & Belles

RSVP and invite friends on Facebook!

Vienna Coffee Beer description:

A Style-Defying Coffee Beer Brewed with Our Friends at Stumptown Coffee
A few years ago, we set out to create a new kind of coffee beer–instead of a stout or porter with coffee, we wanted to create a light colored, malt-forward, rich base beer which would dovetail into the nutty, chocolatey, and fruity flavors of a lightly roasted coffee.

Our Vienna Coffee Beer is the delicious result of this effort, achieved after numerous trial batches. We use three of our favorite ‘character malts’ — sweet Vienna, toasty Melanoidin and Hazelnut-like CaraMunich — Along with a rich base of English Golden Promise to create a base beer that doesn’t fit into any style category, but it matches perfectly with the lightly roasted cold brew provided to us with our friends at Stumptown Coffee. A cool fermentation and soft water profile allow the malt and coffee flavors to shine; we hope that you find this coffee beer to be as inventive and refreshing as we do. Cheers!

6.3% ABV
30 IBU
Malts: Two-Row, Golden Promise, Vienna, Malanoidin, Caramunich
Hops: Hallertau Blanc

La Tormenta Release Party – 10/21, 10/22, 10/29

La Tormenta is here!

Join us at one of the release parties listed below to try the tasty dry hopped sour ale.

10/21:  La Tormenta Release Party @ Loyal Legion 5-8pm.

10/22:  La Tormenta Release Party @ Beer Garden in Eugene.  5-8pm.  All food carts will be creating their own special La Tormenta food pairing.  Menu coming shortly.

10/29:  La Tormenta Release Party @ Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District

Breakside, La Tormenta Loyal Legion Promo 10-21-15

5th Annual BenFest at Belmont Station, 7/31

Celebrate the plethora of local brewers named Ben! BenFest features new and special release beers made by brewers named Ben and marks the end of Oregon Craft Beer Month. This year’s fest is taking place at Belmont Station on July 31st from 6-9pm. Go hang with the Bens and vote for Breakside’s brewer, Ben Edmunds, “Best Ben 2015”.

Pre-funk with this Which Ben Are You Quiz to figure out which Ben is most like you.

Brewers named Ben. Photo credit John Foyston

Brewers named Ben. Photo credit John Foyston


Bend Passionfruit Sour Ale Release Party – 7/21

We’re heading to Bend to celebrate the return of a summer seasonal favorite, the Passionfruit Sour Ale!

Join us at Newport Avenue Market from 3-5pm for a Bottle Release Tasting and then head over to the brand new El Sancho Taco Shop for our Draft Release Party, starting at 6pm! Since you probably don’t have Phish tickets join us for Phish tacos and Passionfruit ceviche.  Passionfruit Sour Ale plus 4 other Breakside beers on tap!


First Annual Breakside Brewery Luau – 7/19

1st annual breakside brewey luau

Aloha, friends! You’re invited to our first annual Breakside Brewery Luau on July 19th! We’re closing down the Milwaukie taproom for regular business hours and hosting this paid entrance event in celebration of summer and the long awaited release of Passionfruit Sour.

From noon-8pm, we’ll have tropical beers, Hawaiian BBQ, live music and dancers, as well as games for the whole family. $15 will get you a souvenir glass & 4 tickets for beer samples, with additional drink tickets available for $1 each. Don’t miss this all-ages, family-friendly event complete with delicious food from our talented chef at Dekum!