18 October 2016
10/19/2016 Portland & Milwaukie, OR - Breakside Brewery is excited to announce popular seasonal La Tormenta a dry-hopped sour ale is back for a brief run in bottles and on draft beginning Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. Fresh off a triple medal win at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, Breakside has also debuted a new logo that will slowly start appearing across the brand.
La Tormenta is being released as an "interim" seasonal between Passionfruit Sour and the upcoming winter release of Salted Caramel Stout. Similar to past versions of La Tormenta, this years edition is slightly more sour and is predominantly Citra and El Dorado hops with a touch of Mosaic.
Breakside was honored to claim a Gold Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in the Rye Beer category for "Rye Curious?", a Silver Medal in the English-style Pale Ale category for "Breakside ESB" and a Bronze Medal in Australian-Style or International-Style Pale Ale category for "Lunch Break ISA".
La Tormenta Release Parties:
10/29 Portland @ TILT 7-10pm (1355 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209)
Breakside will be taking over all 8 taps in the beer garage!
10/29 Seattle @ The Noble Fir 4-8pm (5316 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107)
Breakside takes over 8 taps with some special rare barrel-aged beers like The Pathfinder, Bellweather, Carte Blanche, Portmanteau and of course La Tormenta.
11/3 Eugene @ 16 Tons Cafe 5-9pm (2864 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405)
Breakside Pop-Up Pub at 16 Tons Cafe in Eugene! Taking over 12 taps with specialty beers and rare bottle pours.
La Tormenta description:
Our final seasonal bottle for the 2016 brew year is our experimental sour ale made with a unique blend of citrusy, tropical and fruity hops. Bracing-yet-balanced sour notes combine beautifully with West Coast hop flavor in this sweet and tart ale. This beer was one of our most popular offerings last year, and we're excited to re-release it as a light and beguiling alternative to classic winter beers. Notes of blueberry, guava, grapefruit, and lemongrass are offset by a juicy acidity, medium body, and a moderate sweetness from caramel malt.
Malts: Two Row, Vienna Malts, Crystal 20L
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra
Suggested Food Pairings: Panna cotta with preserved fruits and coconut; Pork belly and watercress salad; Duck chawan mushi; Carolina-style pulled pork; New Orleans-style BBQ prawns; Blackened catfish with grits.
PACKAGE TYPE: 50L and 1/2 bbl Draft; 12/22 oz Bottle