Breakside Brewery’s La Tormenta dry-hopped sour returns + GABF Medals & New Logo

10/19/2016 Portland & Milwaukie, OR – Breakside Brewery is excited to announce popular seasonal La Tormenta a dry-hopped sour ale is back for a brief run in bottles and on draft beginning Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. Fresh off a triple medal win at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, Breakside has also debuted a new logo that will slowly start appearing across the brand.

La Tormenta is being released as an “interim” seasonal between Passionfruit Sour and the upcoming winter release of Salted Caramel Stout. Similar to past versions of La Tormenta, this years edition is slightly more sour and is predominantly Citra and El Dorado hops with a touch of Mosaic.

Breakside was honored to claim a Gold Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in the Rye Beer category for “Rye Curious?”, a Silver Medal in the English-style Pale Ale category for “Breakside ESB” and a Bronze Medal in Australian-Style or International-Style Pale Ale category for “Lunch Break ISA”.

La Tormenta Release Parties:

10/29 Portland @ TILT 7-10pm (1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209)
Breakside will be taking over all 8 taps in the beer garage!

10/29 Seattle @ The Noble Fir 4-8pm (5316 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107)
Breakside takes over 8 taps with some special rare barrel-aged beers like The Pathfinder, Bellweather, Carte Blanche, Portmanteau and of course La Tormenta.

11/3 Eugene @ 16 Tons Cafe 5-9pm (2864 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405)
Breakside Pop-Up Pub at 16 Tons Cafe in Eugene! Taking over 12 taps with specialty beers and rare bottle pours.

La Tormenta description:
Our final seasonal bottle for the 2016 brew year is our experimental sour ale made with a unique blend of citrusy, tropical and fruity hops. Bracing-yet-balanced sour notes combine beautifully with West Coast hop flavor in this sweet and tart ale. This beer was one of our most popular offerings last year, and we’re excited to re-release it as a light and beguiling alternative to classic winter beers. Notes of blueberry, guava, grapefruit, and lemongrass are offset by a juicy acidity, medium body, and a moderate sweetness from caramel malt.

7% ABV


Malts: Two Row, Vienna Malts, Crystal 20L

Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra

Suggested Food Pairings: Panna cotta with preserved fruits and coconut; Pork belly and watercress salad; Duck chawan mushi; Carolina-style pulled pork; New Orleans-style BBQ prawns; Blackened catfish with grits.

PACKAGE TYPE: 50L and 1/2 bbl Draft; 12/22 oz Bottle

Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery The brewery gained attention early on for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers, while also winning a first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. 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, and a 24-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, which was also named to Men’s Journal’s 100 Best Beers In The World and the best beer in Oregon by The Oregonian. Breakside is also known for their portfolio of 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 fruited berliner-weisse style beer that earned a Bronze at the 2013 Great American Beer festival In 2016, Breakside plans to open a new brewpub in Northwest Portland’s Slabtown neighborhood.

Breakside Beers are available on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alberta.