Breakside Brewery Announces Release of 2 Limited-Edition Beers


Portland, Ore. — Breakside Brewery is releasing two new limited edition beers in bottles in the next few weeks – Safe Word Triple IPA and Bellwether, a Sour Imperial Wit Gin Barrel-Aged with Kaffir Lime Leaf. Safe Word Triple IPA will have an extremely limited bottling run of 40 cases available only on Zwickelmania February 14th at Breakside Woodlawn and the Breakside Taproom in Milwaukie, Oregon ahead of it’s draft beer release. Bellwether is now available in limited edition 22oz bottles and 1/6 barrel draft.

Zwickelmania – Super rare Safe Word Bottle Release

February 14th is Zwickelmania, Oregon’s open house for breweries where the public is invited to come tour our brewhouse and sample some beers at either Breakside location in the NE Portland Woodlawn neighborhood or Milwaukie, Oregon both from 11am to 4pm. For this special occasion Breakside Brewery has bottled up 40 cases of Safe Word Triple IPA, each bottle hand spray painted and tagged by Breakside’s own Jack Johnson. Safe Word Triple IPA bottles will only be available at the brewery only and we expect them to sell out that day. A 22oz bottle will be on sale for $15 each and a limit of 3 bottles per person. Limited edition kegs of draft safe Safe Word will be available beginning the 3rd week of February.

Bellwether – Sour Double Wit Aged In Gin Barrels with Kaffir Lime Leaf

Bellwether may be one of our proudest creations yet. One of Breakside’s most peculiar and delicious barrel-aged concoctions. this beer harkens back to the days when our barrel-aging program had only a few barrels in it, and one of those beers was a blend of a sour wheat beer with a double wit in a single second-use gin barrel. the result was delicious: tropical, botanical, tart, malty and very refreshing for a barrel-aged beer. we’ve recreated this beer adding some kaffir lime leaves for additional complexity and fun herbal notes. Bellwether is now available in limited edition 22oz bottles at the brewery and fine bottleshops.

Malts: Two Row, Flaked Wheat, Malted Wheat, Acidulated, Unmalted Wheat, Flaked Oats. Hops: Newport. 8.4% ABV 25 IBU.

Safe Word Triple IPA

Once a year, we release this hoppy behemoth that used over 9 pounds of hops per barrel of beer, got two separate dry hop additions, and clocks in at over 11% alcohol. You need to have a deeply masochistic streak to desire this much hoppiness in your beer. It is a tongue-scraping, aggressive beer with more punch than anything else we make. Safe Word will push you to the limit of how much hop and beer you can handle, but we think you’ll like it enough to keep coming back. The tropical, grapefruit and dank notes of someo f our favorite hops make this a pleausure that is hard to refuse. Just know when to say stop.

Malts: Two Row, c20L, C40L, CaraPils. Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Cetennial, Citra and Simcoe. 11.1% ABV 100+ IBU.

About Breakside Brewery

Opened in 2010 in the quiet Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and nano-sized brewery, Breakside expanded to a 3.5 BBL brewhouse while winning their first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011 where they have earned medals each year since. In late 2013 the brewery expanded operations to Milwaukie, Oregon with a 30BBL production brewery filled with 60 and 120BBL tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentation’s and a 20 tap tasting room. In 2014 Breakside was awarded with the highly coveted Gold Medal for American-style IPA at the Great American Beer Festival for their flagship IPA that was also named to Men’s Journals 100 Best Beers In The World and Sip Northwest’s Best IPA in the Northwest. Breakside is also known for their experimental, barrel-aged and sour beers like Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec a strong amber ale with chocolate and chilies that won Bronze at both Chicago’s Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers and Best of Craft Beer Awards and Passionfruit Sour a berliner-weisse style beer that earned a Bronze at the 2013 GABF. 

Breakside Beers are available on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Seattle-Washington area, Denver, Hawaii and British Columbia. 2015 expansion plans include introducing 6-packs of 12oz bottles and more specialty bottles and sour beers. Visit for more info.