Breweries of 8×8: Breakside Brewery

Up next in our profiles of the breweries coming to Beijing this November… Breakside Brewery!
Their slogan is “Seek and Enjoy”, and we’re going to make the first part of that easy for you – just grab a ticket for the 8×8 Brewing Project at To enjoy, just show up to the festival on November 3rd & 4th. The Breakside team will be pouring 8 different beers over the two days, plus a new collaboration brewed with NBeer Pub 牛啤堂 specifically for 8×8!

In the meantime, here’s a bit more background on them…
Breakside opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery, gaining attention early on for their innovative, experimental and diverse beers.
By 2013, they had expanded operations to a 30 bbl production brewery in Milwaukie, Oregon, filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high speed bottling line, and a 24-tap tasting room.
The next year, Breakside was awarded the highly coveted Gold Medal for American-Style IPA at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for their flagship Breakside IPA, which was also named to ​Men’s Jo​urnal’s 100 Best Beers In The World and “The Best Beer in Oregon” by ​The Oreg​onian.

Breakside is known for their wide ranging portfolio of beers (with 526 unique brews listed on their Untappd profile!) Highlights include barrel-aged and sour beers like their Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec, a strong amber ale with chocolate and chilies, and their Passionfruit Sour, a fruited berliner-weisse that earned a Gold Medal at the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards.

Most recently, they opened a third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland, and continue to pick up accolades, with Breakside named Brewery of the Year at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards.

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