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Breakside Brewery’s 2018 Beer Release Calendar

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Portland and Milwaukie, Oregon’s Breakside Brewery has revealed their 2018 beer release calendar and there is a lot of new and some more of returning favorites. The brewery plans to make 140+ beers this year between their three locations, forty-five of them should go out for distribution as well as other one-off’s and special releases.

The brewery has changed up its rotating seasonal IPA lineup to focus on hazy, New England-inspired beers in 22-ounce bottles for the first time. These beers, such as Kids These Haze, were first brewed in Breakside pubs and have now made it to center stage. Rainbows and Unicorns, originally a limited release brew, has magically leapt into this lineup as well.



Also new is a series of wood-aged sour beers in 500-ml bottles, making these beers – previously only available at the pubs – more readily accessible for an ever-growing sour beer fan base (up significantly last year according to the Brewers Association). Aged in barrels for more than a year each, these wild blends have become a central part of the brewery’s growing barrel program, which already includes award-winning sour beers like Homunculus, Dog & Pony Show and Portmanteau.

Staples in the Year-Round lineup, such as multiple GABF-award-winning Breakside IPA, will return, with popular Stay West IPA and Pilsner making their way into six-packs for the first time.  Passionfruit Sour Ale, another Breakside staple, is making the jump to year-round status as well.

The long and short of it? Expect lots of great beers from Breakside this year across its footprint, which includes 13 states and two provinces. Expansion to the East Bay and Central Valley of California will be announced later this month.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

1 Comment

  1. Ben

    January 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    And their distribution goes out to Japan, they were a great sight to see when I was living there. (We had heaps of Oregon beers over there actually. They love Oregon beer over there)

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