Press Release


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2016 Brewers Reserve
A Blend of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Strong Ales

In time for Zwickelmania 2016, we are excited to release a special 'cuvee,' a special blend of beers created by our brewers. 

The finished blend is a beer we've named Fitzcarraldo. The majority of the blend is a Belgian dark strong ale that spent over 18 months in Bourbon barrels. The extended aging allowed for soft and complex oxidative flavors to come out-- there are notes of fig, date, and port. As the beer mellowed, the classic Belgian yeast profile did as well: it shows light notes of clove and red currant. This was blended with a small portion of a Bourbon barrel-aged stout that had spent 12 months in barrels. This beer added some sweetness and richness of body to the blend. Finally, to brighten and enliven the beer, the brewers chose to add a dash of Toro Red, our smoky amber ale. The young beer gives the blend a vibrancy that is uncommon and welcome in a blend of  older beers.

This beer is available exclusively at Breakside's two breweries in draft and 22 oz bottles.

ABV: 11.2%
IBU: 25
Malts: Two Row, Munich, Abbey, CaraBohemian, Special W, Black, Chocolate, C40L
Hops: Newport
Package: 22 oz bottle and very limited draft
Availability: One-Off Released February 2016. Exclusively at Breakside's Two Locations

Suggested food pairings : Braised pork belly with caraway; mixed cheese and charcuterie plates; Savory cheese "flan" with grilled sweet onions and eggplant; Gorgonzola and steak fondue

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Salted Caramel Stout

Sweet Stout Brewed with Salt and Caramel
Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Here you have the barrel-aged version of our popular winter seasonal, Salted Caramel Stout. This version of this beer has been sitting in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for nearly a year, and we think you will see that it has been worth the wait. Big notes of vanilla, caramel, and chocolate mix on the nose are followed by rich Bourbon flavors on the mid-palate, a luscious mouthfeel, and a hint of salt in the finish. Soft oak tannins and a pleasant wood character round this out.

Forget food-- this beer is dinner, drinks, and dessert all in a single bottle. Cheers!

ABV: 10.5%
IBU: 40
Malts: Two Row, Munich, Crystal 40L, Roast Barley, Black, Chocolate
Hops: Newport

Suggested Food Pairings: Banana icebox cake, Cinnamon chocolate torte, Coconut pork rice bowl, Duck and tasso jambalaya.

About Breakside Brewery:
Opened in 2010 in the quiet Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and nano-sized brewery, Breakside expanded to a 3.5 BBL brewhouse while winning their first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011 where they have earned medals each year since. In late 2013 the brewery expanded operations to Milwaukie, Oregon with a 30BBL production brewery filled with 60 and 120BBL tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentation's and a 20 tap tasting room. In 2014 Breakside was awarded with the highly coveted Gold Medal for American-style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival for their flagship IPA that was also named to Men's Journals 100 Best Beers In The World and Sip Northwest's Best IPA in the Northwest. Breakside is also known for their experimental, barrel-aged and sour beers like Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec a strong amber ale with chocolate and chilies that won Bronze at both Chicago's Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers and Best of Craft Beer Awards and Passionfruit Sour a berliner-weisse style beer that earned a Bronze at the 2013 GABF.
Breakside Beers are available on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Seattle-Washington area, Denver, Hawaii and British Columbia. 2015 expansion plans include introducing 6-packs of 12oz bottles and more specialty bottles and sour beers. Visit for more info.

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5821 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR

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820 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR
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