Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. The brewery gained attention early on for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high speed bottling line, and a 24-tap tasting room.
In 2014 Breakside was awarded the highly coveted Gold Medal for American-Style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival for their flagship Breakside IPA, which was also named to en’s Jrnal’s 100 Best Beers In The World and “The Best Beer in Oregon” by The Orenian. Breakside is known for their wide ranging portfolio of beers, including barrel-aged and sour beers like Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec, a strong amber ale with chocolate and chilies, and Passionfruit Sour a fruited berliner-weisse style beer that earned a Gold Medal at the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Additionally, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards.
In March 2017, Breakside opened its third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland