Breakside Brewery

Commercial Brewery | Portland, OR, United States of America

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Breakside Brewery (Portland, OR, United States of America)

Beers

Overall average: 70 (logged 111 times)
Breakside #MoreFriends#MoreMemories: 70 (logged 3 times)
Wild Ale
Breakside 1911 Vienna Coffee Beer: 67 (logged 1 time)
European-style Amber Lager
Breakside Amateur Hour Red IPA: 63 (logged 2 times)
Amber / Red Ale
Breakside Amuse Belgian-Style Ale: 72 (logged 3 times)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Breakside Aztec
Amber / Red Ale
Breakside Bellwether: 73 (logged 4 times)
Wild Ale
Breakside Big Country Winter Ale: 50 (logged 1 time)
Winter Warmer
Breakside Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec: 79 (logged 4 times)
Amber / Red Ale (Aged in Barrels, Oak, Bourbon)
Breakside Chiaroscuro: 64 (logged 3 times)
Berliner Weisse
Breakside Cultivating Mass: 88 (logged 2 times)
Baltic Porter
Breakside Elder Statesman Barrel-Aged Imperial Red Ale: 83 (logged 1 time)
American Strong Ale (Imperial / Double, Aged in Barrels, Bourbon, Whiskey)
Breakside Err to Excess: 80 (logged 5 times)
Stout
Breakside Fall Apple Ale: 92 (logged 1 time)
Amber / Red Ale
Breakside Forever Green IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA (Wet Hop)
Breakside Fourth Wave: 77 (logged 4 times)
European-style Amber Lager
Breakside Grandpappy: 92 (logged 2 times)
Stout
Breakside In the City of Flowers: 58 (logged 1 time)
Wild Ale
Breakside IPA: 50 (logged 2 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Jacobsen Salt & Honey Gose: 67 (logged 1 time)
Göse
Breakside La Tormenta Dry Hopped Sour Ale: 79 (logged 4 times)
Wild Ale
Breakside Lavender Fizz: 75 (logged 1 time)
American Blonde Ale
Breakside Lemon Rye Weizen
Bavarian Hefeweizen
Breakside Love Bubbles Brut IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Lucky as Helles Brut IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Lunch Break India Session Ale: 70 (logged 5 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Mexican Coffee Stout: 67 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Breakside New World Bruin
Flanders Brown Ale / Oud Bruin
Breakside Oktoberfest: 67 (logged 2 times)
Märzenbier / Oktoberfestbier
Breakside Old Lord Chubby Cheeks: 75 (logged 1 time)
Wheatwine
Breakside Passionfruit Berliner Weisse: 64 (logged 3 times)
Berliner Weisse
Breakside Pilsner: 71 (logged 6 times)
German Pilsner
Also known as: Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner
Breakside Rainbows & Unicorns IPA: 67 (logged 2 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Rye Curious
English Pale Ale / Bitter
Breakside Salted Caramel Stout: 71 (logged 2 times)
Stout
Breakside Stay Fresh Simcoe IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Stay West IPA: 58 (logged 2 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Stout: 67 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Breakside Sunripened: 88 (logged 2 times)
Fruit Beer
Breakside Tall Guy IPA: 54 (logged 2 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Tea Time: 75 (logged 1 time)
English Pale Ale / Bitter
Breakside The Mountains of Instead: 71 (logged 2 times)
Winter Warmer
Breakside The Oligarch: Bocconotto: 75 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Breakside The Oligarch: Candy Cap: 75 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Breakside The Oligarch: Champurrado: 92 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Breakside The Oligarch: Coco Breakfast: 83 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Breakside Thirst Trap Hazy IPA: 56 (logged 4 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Toro Red
Amber / Red Ale
Breakside Tropicalia: 72 (logged 3 times)
Vegetable / Spice / Herb Beer
Breakside Wanderlust IPA: 74 (logged 6 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Wentworth by the Sea: 83 (logged 1 time)
American Blonde Ale
Breakside What Rough Beast: 53 (logged 3 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Wisco Tavern Beer: 58 (logged 1 time)
Cream Ale
Breakside Wombat vs. Wallaby: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside Woodlawn Pale Ale
American Pale Ale

Limited Edition Single Releases

Breakside Bergamot Special Bitter: 83 (logged 1 time)
English Pale Ale / Bitter

Collaborations

Breakside / Fremont Back to the Future IPA (collaboration)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Breakside / Stone Braggadocio Bourbon Barrel-Aged London Porter (collaboration): 92 (logged 1 time)
Porter (Aged in Barrels, Bourbon)
Breakside India Golden Ale (collaboration): 54 (logged 2 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA (Imperial / Double)
Fremont / Breakside Back to the Future IPA (collaboration): 50 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Reuben's / Breakside Rye Plum Imperial Porter (collaboration): 46 (logged 2 times)
Porter
Widmer / Breakside Saison à Fleurs (collaboration)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Logs for beers from this brewery

Breakside Sunripened (unknown release)
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Breakside Sunripened (unknown release)
It's not a sour, it's a fruited golden ale, strong nectarine flavor, very strong wood character, little bit of funk from the wine. Brandy-like. Chamomile is a mellow, herbal hint. It's super yummy.
A buttery summer blonde. The flavor is intense for the style, the fragrance almost pungent, the kind of character one might find intolerable in an IPA, but somehow it skirts the edge of unpleasantness here and just kind of adds to the sunny flavor. I liked this a lot and would have gotten a growler if the Sunripened hadn't come along.
Compared to the Parabola, this is lighter, cleaner, more clearly and brightly bourbon. Clean finish. Maple is very subtle and blends into the caramel of the bourbon, which may be why... I think this is finally a maple stout that I really can say I unequivocally loved.
Much milder than I expected. Slightly dry aspect, somewhat cloudy/yeasty. Smooth cereal but also a little ... weak-feeling?
Smells very strongly of umami mushroom, like porcini. It tastes more balanced but there's definitely a broth-like quality somewhere in the background. Touch of burnt caramel. Works, but it does start to feel weird over time.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Sweetest of the four but very balanced and smooth. A lot of the goodness of the coconut b-bomb but less boozy.
I remember really liking the Fall Apple Ale that is this beer's base, but I've gotta say, this beer is a punch of brandy in the face. Underneath that there's a dry floral hoppiness and beyond that it's very hard to get anything else clearly. A lot to take.
Very grapefruit-citrus forward hazy IPA. Pretty smooth, but maybe a little too smooth; there's really nothing to counteract the bland-ish fruitiness. Pretty okay, but nothing too special.
Did I have this one at the brewery? I forget. If I did, I must have liked it enough to bring home a bottle. Which I then left in Mike’s car. Fortunately, he gave it back and now I have a nice little tasty, albeit fleeting, souvenir, from that trip.
Bottle at Home
So it was a bit old and I was afraid it was like skunked but it came into its own and was great.
Bottle at Beeeeves, Redmond
Bottle at The Dark Place
An odd beer of two experiences. Smells bright and exactly like ginger ale, but drinks a bit musty-sour, with some diacetyl buttery flavors. It’s easy to get used to the flavor, but that dissonance with the fragrance never really resolves.
Bottle at Home
Resinous hop opening, pretty dry, although some sweet cereal comes in near the end to mellow things out. Fizzy enough that it stands out.
I mean, this tasted like exactly what you'd expect. Take the standard bourbon barrel aged salted caramel stout, which is already excellent, and add hazelnut into the mix. Nuttiness is mild, and the caramel is mellow and sweet.
It's yum+. Because it's better than the Fourth Wave. But not awesome level. It's like butter pecan ice cream in a beer. With coffee. And alcohol. How can you go wrong.
I dunno. Tasted like an IPA...
Just not really into the raspberries...
Meh. Could be penalizing for being late in the tasting but not impressed.
Good flavor, dry, fragrant. Doesn't necessarily taste like the strong fruit of a typical hazy ale, and definitely a little more bitter than I like.
Surprisingly palatable IPA. Apparently I don't hate "hazy" IPAs... as much. Or something.
My favorite beer from today.
Standard annoying too bitter too hoppy IPA...
Just enough of the grapefruit and orange to keep it interesting.
Goes well with the blue cheese and bacon waffle fries...
Really long malty finish. If you're into that this is awesome. I'm not sure I am though....
Sweet coffee, light and caramel. Fairly bourbon-y.
Yeasty a bit.... But clean and crisp as you'd expect a pilsner to be.
Starts tame and then kicks in a bit before finishing nice and easy. Just a hint of malt? Grassy too but in a good way.
Round bright raspberry flavor followed by a very mellow almost candy finish. Just a touch of wood. Clean and delicious.
Nice sour but with caramel darkness making it a bit unusual. Almost gritty?
"Wow, this tastes so fresh, and complex, and... green. What is that flavor? It's right on the tip of my *burp* Oh. Cucumber. It's totally cucumber."
A light pale ale with plenty of biscuit and strong hints of grassy, floral, citrus. Basically, this was exactly the beer it claimed to be.
Very sour, puckeringly so. Tons of peach, with a kind of coconut aftertaste, which may have been an interaction with the floral flavors, but nothing tasted floral outright. A little too sour for me to love.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Interesting hop profile, very clean and clear (as opposed to the hot trend towards hazy IPAs). Hints of apple and guava in the flavor. Bitterness built up a little by the end of the glass.
Draft
Breakside Cultivating Mass (unknown release)
Smelled like any number of blunt whiskey stouts, but this was a hugely pleasant surprise. Clear whiskey notes that immediately smooth out into a clean, vanilla-caramel finish. No tackiness, sourness, or even moderate roast. Delicious!
Bottle at Odin Lounge
This I barely remember. It seemed solid enough.
This was so good, you guys. Like cold-press young apple cider mixed with a sweet cereal beer. I COULD DRINK FOREVER.
I mean... Does it even have to be good with this name? But it was. Oh, yes it was.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Another go at the salty sour. Still overwhelmingly salty upfront but that evolves into a very pleasant toasty wheat once the grimace fades. Don’t love it, but it is gonna do the job tonight.
There is zero salt added to this dinner!
Bottle at Home
Not sure I'd ID this as passionfruit but it isn't bad, in a salty sour kinda way. Either that or Roy's interpretation of "season generously with salt" when cooking dinner is having some influence here.
Bottle at Home
Unpleasantly salty-sour head, be warned (because there's a lot of it!), but once you get to the actual beer, it's quite good. Very tart, slightly salty. Clean finish.
Very smooth, grapefruit. Not much character for an IPA.
Weird smell, like a funky, musty Plum. Fruit-forward, strangely bitter, burnt flavor. Not great.
Caramel sweet, slightly buttery, slightly fruity - orange peach. Notable floral bergamot notes, and a bit of woody smoke lingering. From roasted tea?
A very burnt-sugar coffee flavor; toasted puffed rice cereal finish. It wasn't exactly smooth, but it was decent enough. I do find myself expecting more from Breakside, though.
A smooth yummy beer. Assertive aromatic wood smell. Sweet start, coconut cocoa finish.
Bottle
Not the typical flavor profile of a imperial. Fruity, sharp, and finishes malty. Still, well done. Very enjoyable.
Bottle
Smells hopy, resinous hops flavors, very drinkable, refreshing, leave slighly burnt taste in mouth?
Light, almost watery after the pFriem, but with good hop and malt flavors and an undercurrent of sweet cereal.
A light, excellently balanced bourbon stout, with just a touch of cherry-like twang from the bourbon barrel, I imagine. It would be easy to drink a lot of this and be very happy.
Hop fragrance in body, lightly sweet cerealness. Bright hop finish. Refreshing.
Bottle
A best in class IPA, I think. A fragrant, dry hoppy opening, hints of apple and pine. Good cereal body. Finishes on some resin and moderate-strong bitterness, but in a balanced experience like this I'm totally fine with that. Another win for Breakside!
There's no way this should have tasted good, but it did! The fragrance had plenty of habanero and a weird pungent funkiness, which wasn't promising, but the flavor was quite bright and light. Saisony with a fruity opening, bright habanero flavor and then just enough high heat to leave a nice closing buzz. Did not have the overwhelming habanero of the Sculpin, which was a real fear based on the smell. Breakside stays on its streak.
What a surprise, who would have though that such a weird mix would produce such a pleasant beer! Light saison flavors are complemented by a mild litchi sweetness and a very light habanero spiciness.
Sweet start and spicy finish. Thin body, wet sweet.
Pleasant refreshing saison. Slightly bitter with a very tame funkiness.
Light saison with a rounded banana flavor to open; not too spicy, with just a bit of smoke or pepper at the end. Very refreshing and easy to drink, especially with food. I'm really liking just about everything I've had from Breakside.
Green hop smell. Remotely-spicy tangy sort of hop finish, like mango but without the sweetness, that warm flavor. Unique and quite good. Solid cereal body.
Bottle
Well here's the thing, the first thing I thought of was pineapple juice... Yeah. Weird. But. Strangely good. Definitely very different.
Resinous scent. It originally feels like it'll be a thin grapefruit, but then it blooms with citrus and sour and a hint of sweet. I really like this.
Sometimes you get a beer that is so weird that you have to love it. This smells of floral hops on top of a kind of dank sourness. The opening is a non-sweet mix of grapefruit and pineapple, hints at being mouth-puckeringly tart, and then relaxes into a malty smoothness tinged with dry hop bitterness. Definitely strange, but settles nicely.
Moderate bourbon/chocolate smell. The cocoa taste might start to add up in larger volume but as a taster the peppery cocoa was balanced with a bourbon body.
Strong and bourbon-sweet. In fact, this basically tasted like bourbon, on the cherry side, and maybe not so much beer. But I like bourbon.
Fragrant woodsy hop smell. Mixed hop taste, works well with the moderately strong yeasty cereal body. Pleasant bitter finish.
Bottle
The barrel aging hits you for the first few sips then becomes the background for a refreshing red ale.
Bottle at Home
Smells a little funky but flavor-wise, it's very refreshing with a cereal flavor that dances tangily on the tongue. The name is appropriate.
Medium to thin-bodied stout with good roast. Flavor is neither overtly salty nor sweet, but seems to subtly and accurately communicate salted caramel, especially in the buttery-smooth mouthfeel and finish. Yum!