Breakside Brewery Announces Year-round ‘True Gold’ West Coast Golden Ale

Portland & Milwaukie, Oregon’s Breakside Brewery has announced a new year-round beer – ‘True Gold’ West Coast Golden Ale. Light, blonde/golden ales with high drinkability and low calories and low ABV are hot right now, and Breakside has crafted one with west coast flavor that it is call “refreshing” and “easy on the palate”and an “everyday go-to beer.”

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Ben Edmunds, brewmaster for Breakside, said, “Our brewing team took inspiration from friends around the world to create a beer that brings all our favorite elements together to create something that is distinctly west coast. True Gold is perfect for people looking for something that’s incredibly easy drinking and is also a favorite among discriminating hop lovers.”

The only new year-round brew that the brewery plans to introduce this year, True Gold made its way to this esteemed position in part due to its drinkability and approachability. Galaxy and Mosaic hops are balanced out with a light maltiness, resulting in a lager-like beer that is contemporary in its very light hop flavor sans heavy bitterness. Edmunds continued, “This is the kind of beer you want at the end of a hike, after a day skiing, or while relaxing with friends after work.” The brewing team’s hope? That True Gold will bring back memories of falling in love with craft beer. ABV 5.1% / IBUs 18

True Gold will be released in six packs and on draft across the brewery’s distribution area starting on March 15. Sporting a motorcycle-riding elk (cruising along what looks like Oregon’s highway 101) on its packaging, Breakside’s three Portland area locations will unveil this beer Willie Wonka style. One six-pack in each location will be tagged with a Golden Ticket worth…well…you will just have to go find out. Cheers!

About Breakside Brewery
Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. The brewery is known for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high-speed bottling line and a 24-tap tasting room. The brewery expanded to Northern California in 2016 and in 2017 Breakside opened its third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland. In addition to winning several national and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Northern California, British Columbia and Alberta.

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