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Breakside Brewery - Taproom

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Breakside Brewery - TaproomBreakside Brewery - Taproom

Taps: 24 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
no score

2 Ratings
Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 2.74%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

5821 SE International Way
Milwaukie, Oregon, 97222-4633
United States

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @breaksidebrews

Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 7:30pm(ish)
Saturday: 2:00pm -8:00pm(ish)
Sunday: CLOSED

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 02-04-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2014 00:05:51 | More by DuaneKing
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4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

My wife and I have visited several times since the early 2013 opening of Breakside's production brewery and taproom. The location isn't easy to find if you aren't sure what to look for; there's a directory-type sign at the entrance to a small industrial park full of similarly drab concrete buildings. The entrance is a single unmarked door, although a larger garage door may be rolled up when weather cooperates.

Inside is an industrial-feeling, high-ceiling taproom, a little dark and moody with concrete floors and dangling light fixtures - but a small fraction of a much bigger warehouse full of brewing tanks and kegging lines. The taplines (there are 24 of them, many more than at the smaller/cozier brewpub on NE Dekum St) are set against a wall of reclaimed barnwood and rusty corrugated metal. The straight length of bar seats maybe 15, with more seating/standing room nearby at a scattering of wooden barrel tables. A lone TV mounted in one corner next to a chalkboard showing the current beer list.

Expect the unexpected on the taps, as you'll find barrel-aged sours and one-off variants alongside Old World standards and Pacific Northwest mainstays. Pours are in proper pintware, samples are liberally given to the indecisive, growler fills (and pre-ordered kegs) are sold to go. A regular food menu is absent (exceptions: a locally-made chips & salsa combo or landjaeger (cured meat sticks)) so there's no seating for minors, unfortunately; food trucks do occasionally show up, so there may be a more extensive/filling food option, depending on the day.

Service has always been excellent (the aforementioned samples and chatty interactions with bartenders - who often are the brewers working an "extra shift"). The crowd is usually beer-loving regulars from nearby neighborhoods and adjacent office buildings - apparently this has become a hot "after work"/Saturday stop for those in the area. Nice folks, always fun to talk to...

A ways off the beaten path for a visitor to Portland focusing on the downtown core and inner eastside neighborhoods, but certainly worth the effort to venture out a little further for the quality/selection of beers found here. Limited hours, so plan accordingly.

02-13-2014 18:18:58 | More by msubulldog25
Breakside Brewery - Taproom in Milwaukie, OR
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.