Fat Head’s Brewing Signs with Point Blank Distributing, Releases Breakside Collaboration

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Fat Head’s Brewing signs distribution with Point Blank, releases Breakside Collaboration beer “Juggling Plums Gose” today. The Ohio-based Fat Head’s opened its Portland location in November 2014 and has quickly filled their taps with both existing popular recipes and new ones from Head Brewer Mike Hunsaker, while also working to build relationships with local brewers like Breakside Brewery.

Yesterday Portland-based Point Blank Distributing announced it had signed on as Fat Head’s Oregon beer distributor, making the company’s beer more available outside of the brewpub, including in Eugene and other cities. This is certainly good news for fans of the terrific Head Hunter IPA and Ultra Pilsner.

Fat Head’s collaboration beer with Breakside Brewery is a fun take on a gose. “Juggling Plums” is a slightly sour wheat beer made with the traditional additions of salt and coriander. What makes this special collaborative version unique is that all the salt comes from the Japanese salt plum, better known as “Umeboshi.” The small Japanese plums are cured with “Red Shiso” and salt and ferment for a year in wooden barrels. They are described as having an intensely briny flavor and herbaceous quality with a light sweetness.

Japanese pickled plums

Japanese pickled plums

The two breweries split duties, with Fat Head’s producing the sour portion of the beer’s wort and Breakside making the base wort and salt plums. Juggling Plums Gose is described as a gateway sour with a moderate body and slightly spicy finish and a session able 5% ABV.

Juggling Plums Gose release party at Saraveza
Wednesday January 14th 6-9pm
1004 N Killingsworth St,
Portland, Oregon 97217

Saraveza will be tapping Juggling Plums as well as 2 additional beers from each brewery.

Breakside “Amuse” Belgian Style Session Ale, 5% ABV
Breakside “Salted Caramel” Stout, 6.7% ABV
Fat Head’s “Headhunter” IPA, 7.5% ABV
Fat Head’s “Ultra” Pilsner ?% ABV

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