Booth: Breakside Brewing

Discussion in 'IPA Fest in Cyberspace (2021)' started by Todd, Apr 26, 2021.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Virtual Booth/Discussion Thread for:

    Breakside Brewery (Portland, Oregon)

    @Portland IPA (Double Dry-Hopped American IPA); 6.2%; 16oz can
    What could be "more Portland" than two homegrown brands working together to create Portland's favorite type of beer? We've teamed up with the folks at @Portland Gear to bring you this special variant of our flagship IPA recipe. we've taken our two standard bearer IPAs—Wanderlust and Breakside IPA—and brought elements of each into this new release. Beyond the IPA mash up, we've doubled down on our dry hop in this beer, splitting our aroma charge into two separate additions and adding in some extra varietals and weight to give the beer even more punch than normal. One taste and you'll be proud to live in this city that truly is Beervana, USA.

    Joining us: Ben Edmunds (Brewmaster)

    Have a question for our guests? Drop it in this thread and your question could make the live feed!

    Like what you're drinking? Support the brewery and grab some merch!
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  2. entheos

    entheos Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2019 California

    Would be able to describe in detail what is meant by "dank" when drinking this beer?
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  3. Mortarforker

    Mortarforker Maven (1,441) Oct 27, 2004 Texas

    Hey Ben,what was the first beer you drank that inspired you to start brewing?
  4. Brewbopapotamus

    Brewbopapotamus Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2021 Oklahoma

    Are black IPAs harder to make since you don't see them as often? Can you turn Wanderlust into a Black IPA, or do only certain malt/hop profiles work?
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  5. MuleHopKickin

    MuleHopKickin Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2010 New Jersey

    With your hop contract do you get to hand select hops ?
  6. madnkrazy

    madnkrazy Initiate (0) May 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Hey Ben, thanks for answering our questions. I also haven't tried anything from Breakside or Portland ipa. That's mainly because I am on the East Coast. This sounds like a great beer though. So if you didn't get into Beer Brewing what other venture would you have seeked out? Thanks again!!
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  7. merdusco

    merdusco Initiate (104) Nov 26, 2020 Illinois

    Ben, my son Joel says hi and wants to know how Camp Nebagamon influenced your becoming a brewer.
  8. RaisingTheBarstool

    RaisingTheBarstool Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2020 Massachusetts

    Tell us about a time where either you made a beer based on someone's idea and you thought it would be awful but it turned out great, or it should have been great but the flavor profile was surprisingly uneventful/bad.
  9. Chefie

    Chefie Crusader (467) Feb 2, 2007 Oklahoma

    Portland is such a beer mecca, what have you done along the way that has helped you stand out from the pack?

    PS. Thanks so much for shipping your beer. Excited to try it.
  10. MokiAmalaki

    MokiAmalaki Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2020 California

    I have loved what your brewery puts out since I found you.
  11. Nuclear_Doug

    Nuclear_Doug Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2020 Illinois

    On one of the next virtual fest events, could we see a little bit of each brewery? I know it is work for you....but it is where the magic happens for us. :slight_smile:
  12. NormCotter

    NormCotter Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2021 Texas

    How large of a brewery are you all?
  13. docr89

    docr89 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2009 Illinois

    Awesome example! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
  14. Ludditus

    Ludditus Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2021 Virginia

    Yeah, quick video of the brewery would be nice ... even a stock one.
  15. MokiAmalaki

    MokiAmalaki Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2020 California

    what is two row?
  16. Robert-Trosper

    Robert-Trosper Initiate (0) May 30, 2017 Alaska

    Damn good drinking Ben, Portland's IPA was hoppy, yet not too bitter. Great Job.
  17. suadps22

    suadps22 Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2017 Massachusetts

    I just bought some 2-row to test out my homebrew system decided not to use it for that. After watching your video I'm going to brew an IPA using CTZ, Simicoe, and citra hops. What would you recommend for amounts for a 5 gallon batch and timing when to add?
  18. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Grand Pooh-Bah (4,626) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    What's the ABV on this one?
  19. Kris1234

    Kris1234 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 New Jersey

    As a homebrewer, I alway added Carapils for head retention when I skip speciality malt in my light IPAs. If this beer is 100% 2row, is the need for carapils just a misconception. Can you speak to that?
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  20. Navysqurl

    Navysqurl Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2013 New Jersey

    Cheers Ben!!! TY for sharing.
  21. Ludditus

    Ludditus Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2021 Virginia

    Barley with two rows of kernels. As opposed to six-row. Two-row has more sugar for fermentation.
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  22. cairdin

    cairdin Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2006 California

    Took me a little while to "get" this beer, and what you were aiming for. I found it drank better at a slightly-warmer-than-fridge temperature. It really grew on me.
  23. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Delicious beer, Ben. Great WCIPA flavor at a nice ABV. I could drink this all the time. Would love to see this as well as some of your other beers in Illinois. Thanks for sharing this beer as part of the IPA Fest!
  24. Justino_Bandito

    Justino_Bandito Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2015 California

    This brew is fantastic! It's a lovely break from the Southern CA IPA's. Cheers!
  25. jwoods820

    jwoods820 Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2015 New York

    is the flavor mango or passionfruit? What hops are in this?
  26. jcjackson30

    jcjackson30 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 Arizona

    Nice one. Cheers! Look forward to my next Portland trip to stop in.
  27. jbertsch

    jbertsch Pooh-Bah (2,588) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Ben, given there are so many breweries in Portland, are breweries there supportive of each other or quietly competitive?
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  28. MeaghanPowers

    MeaghanPowers Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2021 Massachusetts

    If you don't mind me asking, what are the medals for??
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  29. BfloBill

    BfloBill Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2021 New York

    What’s the difference between west coast and east coast ipas? This beer is excellent!
  30. Glucky

    Glucky Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2012 Texas

    Have you tried any of your ex-colleagues Meanwhile brewery beers?
  31. Nobody_N_Particular

    Nobody_N_Particular Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2021 California

    If maple is a very Vermont ingredient, what would be your very Portland ingredient? (That is legal to put in a packaged beer)
  32. dfense

    dfense Devotee (337) Sep 9, 2006 California

    What new hop varieties are you looking forward to using?
  33. SpatCannon

    SpatCannon Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2020 California

    What’s your favorite Dead Moon song?
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  34. Ludditus

    Ludditus Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2021 Virginia

    "How'd you add the duck?" -- Edgar
  35. Navysqurl

    Navysqurl Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2013 New Jersey

    HAHAHAHA!!! Duck Carcasses!!!! How high were you guys????
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  36. RbrtGroves

    RbrtGroves Crusader (401) Apr 13, 2019 Idaho

    My wife and I both agree we think Breakside should do a collab with Stormbreaker Brewing (Portland.) We have rave reviews for both places.
  37. cjmstone100

    cjmstone100 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2020 Pennsylvania

    now I need that Duck Beer.... great story
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  38. erosier

    erosier Pooh-Bah (1,865) Sep 26, 2007 Connecticut
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I noticed you were the only brewer to mention the malt bill for the IPA in the walkthrough videos. How important is the malt bill when slamming it with different hops?
  39. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Let me know when you need Canada Geese carcasses. We're flush here in IL. I kid, I kid. They are protected here.
  40. OMG

    OMG Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2012 Indiana

    Now I need some of that duck carcass beer.
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