Time to eat some crow: Last year about this time, I wrote a blurb about Breakside Brewing in WW's Beer Guide expressing doubt about the Portland brewery's ability to maintain a breakneck pace of innovation while also operating a full-scale production brewery.
"With a new tap room and full-scale production facility just opened in a Milwaukie industrial park, I wonder how much longer Breakside will push the envelope. Brewmaster Ben Edmunds says he plans to keep Dekum edgy, but the demands of a big operation tend to embog innovation."
I was wrong. Very wrong. Breakside grew from the 80th largest brewery in Oregon to one of the state's largest 25 this year. Breakside now bottles and distributes two separate IPAs.
And, as reported in this week's print edition, Brewmaster Ben Edmunds led a team that made 100 different beers in 2013. This is the full list.
Ale to the Chief BraggotAutumn Gold Session IPA Barberhop Quartet Double IPA Barleywine Big Country Blood Orange CDA Cascadian Dark Ale Centennial Pale Ale End of Year Simcoe IPA First of Year Amarillo IPA Hop Burst IPA CNC IPA ("Experimental IPA #2") India Golden Ale Mosaic Golden Ale October Ale Old School Hop Bomb Topaz IPA Safe Word Triple IPA Wanderlust IPA Amarillo Wheat Fresh Hop Citra IPA Breakside IPA Toro Red Woodlawn Pale Ale Alan from the Wood Aquavit Barrel-Aged Braggot Jack & Porter Barrel-Aged Baltic Kitchen Sink Oak-Aged Blonde Bourbon Woody Rye Barrel-Aged Barleywine Rye Barrel-Aged Fresh Hop IPA Rye Barrel-Aged IPA Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec Old Whiskey Dick Battle of the Bulge Belgian Stout Belgian Pale Ale Biere de Juillet Frikeh Saison New World Bruin Pacifica Farmhouse Pale Pumpkin Biere de Garde 2013 Noble Belgian Blonde Saison a Fleurs Smallwares Saison Beach Saison Farmhouse Golden French Fennel Farmhouse Oude Noire Broken Promise Cafe de Olla Stout Coconut IPA Duck Duck Drunk Porter Szechuan Blonde Trinidad Scorpion DIPA Weissbanger 1911 Vienna Coffee Bier Aztec Ale Birra Minestra Cedarbaumbier Coconut Pumpkin Sweet Stout Just the Tip Spruced Wheat Margaret's Beet Beer Salted Caramel Stout Savory Stout Shot in the Dark Irish Coffee Stout Smoked Apple Ale Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (Beer) Dunkelweizen HopfenWeisse Triticale Weizen Will's Alt Amber Weizen Apizza Alt Hopfenbier Kellerbier Lincoln Kolsch Maple Smoked Lager Munich Dunkel American Lager Breakside Black Float Summer Lager Lucky as Helles Bavarian Lager Pilsner Rye Curious? Beaujolais avec Brett Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sour Stout Framboise Gamay Tarte Grapefruit Chamomile Sour Imperial Sour Apricot India Wild Ale Sour Newton Passionfruit Sour MacFischer's Scottish Ale Tom's Peated Scottish Ale Old Woody Dry Stout ESB Imperial Stout Newport Summer Ale Oatmeal Stout Session Brown