Breakside Brewing FortunellaPortland’s Breakside Brewery isn’t slowing down in 2015 with the release Fortunella, the second beer in the new Farmhouse Fruit & Funk Series and a brand new Guava IRA finished off with a series of top notch brewers dinners with some of Portland’s finest. On March 24th Breakside re-teams with our favorite sushi joint Hokusei for a new izakaya inspired pairing menu and then on April 4th invite our friends at The Bent Brick to prepare dinner at our brewery in Milwaukie.

Fortunella – Strong Witbier with Kumquats and Spices

Fortunella is the contested scientific taxonomy of the delicious Kumquat fruit, and the beer before you is a tribute to it’s tart, juicy and beguiling flavors. Our brewers have crafted a Belgian-style Witbier with both oats and wheat. While many beers in this style are made with Orange peel, we’ve substituted in whole Kumquats instead and fermented the beer entirely on the fruit. The resultant beer is lightly tart, shows a huge aroma of fresh citrus, and has a dry and spicy finish.

This is the second release in our new Farmhouse, Fruit and Funk Series. This set of six beers–each available for two months of the year–showcases the deft and playful ways in which our brewers use non-traditional ingredients to make complex, flavorful beers. From Lychee and Yellow Chilies to Oregon-grown Peaches and California Kumquats, this line of beers stakes a claim for the “culinary beer” as an emergent, delicious and elegant new beer style.

6% ABV. 20 IBU. Malts: German Pilsner and Wheat, Flaked Oats. Hops: Opal. Also: Kumquats, Coriander and Chamomile.

Suggested Food Pairings: Coconut braised Pork loin with Habanero salsa, Kale salad with Dates and Pumpkin seeds, Eggs Florentine, Pan-seared Salmon with creamed Spinach and Nettles, Grilled shrimp in Garlic and Chile sauce.

Available now in 22oz Bottles and Limited Draft.

Guava IRA

This special release combines two things that we love to use in the brewery: Hops and Fruit. Originally a commemorative beer designed by our assistant brewers for our 4th anniversary, this is a hoppy Red Ale accentuated with the tropical notes of Guava fruit. Our head brewers were so impressed with this beer that they decided to scale up the recipe so that a wider audience could try it!

The resinous and citric notes of Simcoe hops, meld with some big juicy fruit character from Australian Galaxy hops and a rich Guava character from the fruit itself. A light use of caramel malt gives this beer some balancing sweetness to counter the hop bitterness and light acidity. Cheers!

7% ABV. 65 IBU. Malts: Two Row, British Munich, Crystal 70L. Hops: Cascade, Simcoe and Galaxy. Also: Guava.

Suggested Food Pairings: Pork or Beef Ribs Adobo, Herb-rubbed Pork shoulder, Red-cooked Pork Belly with Coconut Curry, Bison Burger with Tomato Jam, Shepherd’s Pie with Curry mashed Potatoes.

Available now on Draft only.