Breakside Brewery Announces Craft Brewers Conference Events

With the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference being held in Portland in less than 2 weeks. and with 11,000 plus craft beer industry folks attending, Breakside Brewery is excited to announce daily specials at its production brewery in Milwaukie, OR. With a lineup of outside events and collaborations with some of the best local and national breweries in the business, Breakside has an ambitious schedule.

A year in the works, Breakside Brewery has collaborated with six of their favorite up-and-coming and established breweries from across the country with the amazing results being unveiled at Craft Brewers Conference afterparties around Portland. If you’re attending the conference you can find Breakside pouring at the Opening Reception and our new Honey IPA collaboration with NoDa Brewing at the Build A Better Beer Dinner seminar on Friday, April 17th.

Breakside Collaboration Beer Releases:


Braggadocio (with Stone Brewing Co.)
We are honored to present this collaboration beer, brewed with our good friends from Stone Brewing Company. We’re huge admirers of Stone’s flavor-forward, aggressive beers, especially some of their stouts and porters. When we sat down to design a beer together, it was a no-brainer for us to brew this high gravity, London-style porter with them and age it in Bourbon barrels for five months. The result is a smooth, rich brew that has notes of marshmallow, coffee, toffee, and nougat.Braggadocio is the sort of boastful, self-congratulation that the Stone guys have come to be known for. So it is with a tip of the hat to them and their humble arrogance that we name and offer this indisputably delicious beer.

Bonfire Walk With Me (with Bonfire Brewing)
Barrel-fermented sour red ale made with a mix of wild yeast and bacteria– this collaboration beer with Bonfire Brewing out of Colorado was modeled after English Old Ales that had an acidic and funky note to them from the presence of Brettanomyces and souring microorganisms. ours bridges the gap between the sour red ales of West Belgium and the rich malty stock ales of the UK. notes of chery, lemon zest, oak, and toffee.

Nice Pear (with Iron Goat Brewing)
CBC collaboration beer made with our friends in Spokane, WA at Iron Goat Brewing. this is a gin-barrel aged Belgian golden ale made with lemon peel and aged on pears

Imperial Honey IPA (with NoDa Brewing)
We teamed up with NoDa Brewing out of Charlotte to make this innovative double IPA. we combined Oregon adn North Carolina honey to balance hop bitterness and focused on using a number of varietals that were relatively new to us, including Hallertau Blanc and Galaxy. the final beer is vinous, dank, fruity, and lightly tropical in its hop flavor.

Session Black IPA (with Pinthouse Pizza)
A collaboration beer brewed with Pinthouse Pizza, an awesome brewery from Austin, TX. the Pinthouse guys make some of the best hoppy beers in the country, and we decided to put our minds together to create an easy drinking black IPA that uses a host of experimental hopping techniques and delicious new hop varietals like Mosaic, Citra and Calypso.

Multiculture Ale
(with Elliot Bay Brewing)
An inspiration of multiple traditional styles including Marzen and Heller bock  ABV 6.9  IBU 40  Mixed culture of California yeast and Belgian Ardennes yeast.  European and American hops.

Craft Brewers Conference Events:



A Collaborative Brewers Dinner

Wednesday, April 15th 6 & 8:30pm seatings $90
Elder Hall (behind Ned Ludd)
3929 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Breakside Brewery and Ned Ludd’s Elder Hall present a collaborative brewers dinner with some of our favorite breweries from across the country. This 5 course 10 beer pairing dinner of epic proportions features Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX), Melvin Brewing (Jackson, WY), Crooked Stave Artisan Beer (Denver, CO), Moody Tongue Brewing (Chicago, IL) and Breakside Brewery (Portland & Milwaukie, OR).Seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm make your reservations for $90 (not including gratuity) at Events@ElderHall.com or by calling (503) 477-4725

Course 1
Jester King La Vie en Rose
Moody Tongue Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison
Spring green veloute, Persian garnish, candied rose petal
Course 2
Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Pluot
Jester King Snorkel
raw scallop, asparagus, marinated mushrooms, smoked roe, nettles
Course 3
Breakside Braggadocio
Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett Port Barrel-Aged
cocoa tajarin, offal squab sugo, raisin, Pecorino Siciliano
Course 4
Melvin 2 x 4
Breakside Apollo & Dionysus
surf ’n’ turf of gin spiced sturgeon & crisp sweetbreads, Bordelaise, peas & lime
Course 5
Moody Tongue Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter
Melvin Cherry Bomb
Sheep’s Milk Cheesecake, beer & port stewed figs, fennel pollen, smoked sea salt
Never Say Dry!

Thursday, April 16th 6-10pm No Cover, $2.50 drink tix
White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Breakside Brewery has teamed with six of their favorite breweries from across the country including our big “Braggadocio” collab with Stone Brewing Co. that will be released in bottles. On Thursday April 16th from 6-10pm Breakside and Stone Brewing Co. unleash both their collaboration together and with other breweries for a mini collaboration festival of their own. Join us for a huge selection of fun brews and meet the Breakside and Stone Brewing teams in person.

Beer List:

Bside/Stone: Braggadocio
Bside/Pinthouse: Session Black IPA
Bside/Bonfire: Wild Fermented Old Ale
Bside/Iron Goat: “Nice Pear” Gin Barrel-Aged Belgian Ale with Lemonpeel
Bside/NoDa: Imperial Honey Ale
Stone/Baird/Ishii: Japanese Green Tea IPA
Stone/Chris Banker/Insurgente/Xocovesa: Mocha Stout
Stone/Aisha Tyler/Wil Wheaton/Drew Curtis: Woot Stout 2.0
Stone/Ska: Stone Mighty Mighty Bastogne



Beer & Sandwich Pairings Collaboration Event
Friday April 17th 5pm
1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
Breakside Brewery has teamed with our favorite gourmet sandwich makers at Lardo for an amazing collaboration beer paired with collaboration sandwiches event at Lardo’s original location on SE Hawthorne. 7 breweries, 13 beers and 6 sandwiches. No coverTap list:

Bside/Stone: Braggadocio 50L
Bside/Pinthouse: Session Black IPA 50L
Bside/Bonfire: Wild Fermented Old Ale
Bside/Iron Goat: “Nice Pear” Gin Barrel-Aged Belgian Ale with Lemonpeel
Bside/NoDa: Imperial Honey Ale Bside/Elliot Bay: Multiculture Ale
Breakside: IPA
Pinthouse Pizza: Fully Adrift Double IPA
Iron Goat: Head Butt IPA
Stone: Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison w/ added Sour Apples & Cherries
Elliot Bay: Red Von Boorian Ale
Bonfire: Firestarter IPA
NoDa: Hop, Drop and Roll IPA

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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