Portland, OR – Breakside Brewery is chasing a green and gold rainbow to hop heaven with the release of new seasonals IGA (India Golden Ale) and Rainbows & Unicorns IPA, and new Fat Head’s Brewing collaboration – Pulp Free IPA.
The popular seasonal IGA, a golden colored light bodied double IPA is being released in 22oz bottles and draft now. Rainbows & Unicorns was originally designed for the 2015 Oregon Brewers Fest and showcases two “new” hop varietals Galaxy and Eldorado. Both beers will be on tap at the release party for new Breakside & Fat Head’s Brewing collaboration “Pulp Free IPA” this Friday, April 15, 2016 at The Growler Guys in SE Portland.
About India Golden Ale Double IPA:
This beer first debuted as a collaboration with our good friends at Ninkasi Brewing. It was a trendsetter when it was first released on draft, as it highlights the route that lots of new hop bombs are headed: light in body, lighter in color, and huge in citrus flavor and aroma. India Golden Ale or “I.G.A.” is a showcase for two relatively new hops, Mosaic and Eldorado. Mosaic gives the beer a bright mix of stonefruit and tropical flavors along with a big piney backbone. Eldorados are fruity and soften the finish. We keep the malt bill incredibly simple to allow the hops to take center stage in this elegant and refreshing beer.
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Hops: Newport, Eldorado, Mosaic, Chinook 8.1% ABV 80 IBU
About Rainbows & Unicorns IPA:
We are excited to continue a new series of draft-only IPAs with this popular session beer. Originally designed for the 2015 Oregon Brewers Fest, Rainbows & Unicorns showcases two of our favorite “new” hop varietals Galaxy and Eldorado. Galaxy provides juicy notes that are reminiscent of peach and apricot; Eldorado is pure pineapple juice with some underlying lime zest. We back these up with a healthy dose of Comet hops, which is a heritage hop varietal, overlooked for many years and now gaining popularity again due to its intense stone fruit and citrus character. This beer is also a foray into the “juicier” and “sweeter” style of hoppy beer that is wildly hyped elsewhere in the US. We admire the clean, pure hop flavors that these beers show, and we’ve massaged our version with just enough Northwest edge to make it our own. Brewed in small batches and released in limited quantity during the first months of 2016, this beer will be extremely fresh until it quickly disappears. Malts: Two Row, Maris Otter, Flaked Rice, Light Crystal Hops: Eldorado, Galaxy, Comet 5.1% ABV 30 IBU
About Pulp Free IPA:
Our take on the new-school IPA featuring juicy and tropical varietals like Mosaic, Citra, and Eldorado. This IPA features all the great things we enjoy about the new juicy IPA’s but looks and tastes like beer. Big juicy aromas; a round and pillowy mouthfeel; Pulp Free finishes with soft bitterness and tropical fruit flavors. 6.4% 45 IBU
Mike Hunsaker of Fat Head’s Brewing Portland and Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewery have teamed-up for a “Pulp Free IPA” inspired by east coast juicy IPA flavors. Pulp Free IPA will be tapped at a release party this Friday, April 15th at The Growler Guys in southeast Portland with multiple beers from each brewery on tap and both brewers in attendance. Pints of Pulp Free will be $5 and you can fill a 32oz Crowler for $8 or a 64oz growler for $14.
Pulp Free IPA Release Party with Breakside and Fat Head’s:
- Friday, April 15th 6-8pm
- The Growler Guys – SE PDX
- 816 SE 8th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
- Additonal Fat Head’s beers on tap: IBUsive and Hop Juju
- Additional Breakside beers on tap: Rainbows & Unicorns IPA and India Golden Ale double IPA