Breakside Brewery Brings Rainbows & Unicorns IPA Back for the Summer

BreaksideRainbowsBottleBreakside Brewery (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that its fan-favorite, annually released Rainbows & Unicorns IPA will return in May 2019.

Back once again to claim its place in Breakside Brewery’s Rotating IPA Series, Rainbows & Unicorns is a Session IPA that “showcases El Dorado, Galaxy and Comet hops, providing juicy notes of peach, apricot, pineapple, and even stone fruit.” Coming in at a highly drinkable 5.1% ABV and 32 IBUs, Rainbows & Unicorns “toes the line between the ‘juicier’ and ‘sweeter’ style of hazy IPAs, and more classic West Coast hoppy pales.”

Rainbows & Unicorns is rolling out now and scheduled to hang around through July 2019. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and throughout the rest of Breakside’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Rainbows & Unicorns from Breakside Brewery

Release – Rotating/Seasonal; May – July 2019
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.1%
IBUs – 32
Featured Hops – El Dorado, Galaxy & Comet
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
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Breakside Brewery Introduces True Gold as Newest Year-Round

BreaksideLogoBreakside Brewery (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that True Gold, a West Coast-style Golden Ale, will join its portfolio of Year-Round offerings on March 15.

Expected to be the only new Year-Round offering to come out of Breakside Brewery in 2019, True Gold has been built for ultimate “drinkability and approachability.”  With a recipe featuring “Galaxy and Mosaic hops . . . balanced out with a light maltiness”, this “refreshing West Coast Golden Ale” offers a “lager-like” experience that is “contemporary in its very light hop flavor sans heavy bitterness.”  Coming in at easy-drinking 5.1% ABV and 18 IBUs, True Gold aims to conjure up your “memories of falling in love with craft beer.”

“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.”

– Ben Edmunds, Brewmaster for Breakside Brewery 

True Gold will enter distribution on March 15 and the brewery’s three Portland area locations will launch the beer “Willie Wonka style” with “one six-pack in each location . . . tagged with a Golden Ticket worth…well…you will just have to go find out.” This new Year-Round offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and throughout the rest of Breakside’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for True Gold from Breakside Brewery

Release – Year-Round, launching mid-March 2019
Style – Golden Ale
ABV – 5.1%
IBUs – 18
Featured Hops – Galaxy & Mosaic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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Breakside Brewery Presents 2019 Beer Release Calendar

breaksidelogoAfter riding a steady stream of beer calendars through the week, we are closing things out with a look at the 2019 Beer Release Calendar from Breakside Brewery (Portland, Oregon).

Our approach to beer calendars remains the same as we have published Breakside Brewery’s full 2019 Beer Release Calendar below for you to look through at your convenience.  There are few details that we feel need some special attention, so let’s quickly knock those out:

  • What Rough Beast – a “contemporary India Pale Ale brewed with feet firmly planted in the Northwest and a nod to New England” – will transition from a Seasonal offering to Year-Round in 2019.
  • The brewery’s Year-Round portfolio will also see the addition of True Gold.  Available in 6-packs, this easy-drinking “‘golden pilsner’ . . . has a bite and crispness that hearkens back to a pilsner or lager, with a distinctive Breakside-style twist.”
  • Breakside’s lineup of Core Seasonals will trim down to focus on two main beers: Tall Guy IPA (January – May) and Passionfruit Sour Ale (June – October).  Salted Caramel Stout (November – December) will make a brief appearance during the holiday season.
  • The Rotating IPA Series will return with four offerings that will be released quarterly: Kids These Haze (Q1), Rainbows & Unicorns (Q2), Thirst Trap (Q3), and Coming Out Party (Q4).
  • 2019 will see the rise of The Oligarch – “A study in barrel-aged experimentation, this new brew is far more than ‘just’ an Imperial Stout. The Oligarch project encompasses 84 casks, 122 bbls of finished beer and no less than eight resulting variants. Aged in bourbon barrels (including some that previously contained maple syrup) the different beers resulting from this creative undertaking feature ingredients ranging from chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon all the way to mushrooms, almonds and raspberries.”
  • Breakside will also roll out an All Draft Lager Series in 2019.  This “smaller volume project” will consist of a vast array of “refreshing, smooth, drinkable, clean, and complex” Lagers that will be available “to a wider audience for the first time.”

“Our 2019 calendar is exciting. The rotating IPA series returns, featuring four favorite hoppy beers that we have refined over the past few years. Our barrel program continues to grow – both in wood-aged strong ales and mixed culture sour beers. The first releases from that wing of our brewery include some exciting new beers like The Oligarch and Fruits That Begin With The Letter Yuzu.”


– Ben Edmunds, Brewmaster for Breakside Brewery

That should just about cover everything that we wanted to go over, but there is still a massive amount of good information left for you to discover on the calendar below.  Check it out and start getting stoked for another fantastic year of brews with Breakside Brewery.  Prost!

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