Portland, Oregon-based Breakside Brewery has released its beer lineup for 2019. And clearly the brewery is looking to build upon its reputation for innovative, experimental and diverse beers in the coming year.
In addition to returning the brewery’s uber-successful Rotating IPA Series, Breakside Brewery will continue to grow its barrel-aging program, delving deeper into both wood-aged strong ales and mixed culture sour beers with upcoming releases that include cutting-edge beers with interesting names like The Oligarch and Fruits That Begin with the Letter Yuz.
And here’s just some of what to expect in 2019…
Year-Round Series Changes
Not only has the brewery’s Hazy IPA What Rough Beast made its way into the year-round lineup, but the brewery has added a new beer to the mix…
Breakside True Gold “Golden Pilsner” with a bite and crispness that hearkens back to a pilsner or lager. will also join the brewery’s signature Breakside IPA, Wanderlust IPA, Pilsner and Stay West IPA in 2019.
Breakside will be cutting back its seasonal offerings significantly in 2019 to focus on two main beers…
The brewery’s core seasonal lineup will feature Tall Guy IPA in the first half of the year with and follow with Passionfruit Sour Ale debuting in June.
Breakside Salted Caramel Stout will make a brief appearance during the holiday season and the Seasonal IPA series remains the same for the year.
The Oligarch Project
Described by the brewery as a “study in barrel-aged experimentation,” The Oligarch is far more than “just” an Imperial Stout
The Oligarch project encompasses 84 casks, 122 barrels of finished beer resulting in no less than eight Imperial Stout variations.
Aged in bourbon barrels (including some that previously contained maple syrup) the differing beers crafted in this adventurous undertaking will feature ingredients ranging from chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon, all the way to mushrooms, almonds and raspberries.
Breakside’s New All-Draft Lager Series
Explained by Breakside Brewmaster Ben Edmunds as a “smaller volume project, but with big appeal,” the lagers featured in this new series are “universally loved by our brewers, and for good reason: they are refreshing, smooth, drinkable, clean, and complex.”