Breakside Brewery Releases La Tormenta Dry-Hopped Sour Ale


Portland & Milwaukie, OR – Breakside Brewery is happy to announce the return of last years popular fall and early winter seasonal ‘La Tormenta’ a dry-hopped sour ale. Available now in Oregon and beginning this week in Washington, La Tormenta is packaged in beautiful watercolor label art on 22oz bottles as well as by draft. There will be limited availability of La Tormenta in British Columbia, Hawaii, and the Denver, Colorado area.

La Tormenta description:

Our final seasonal bottle for the 2015 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.


  • 7% ABV 22 IBU
  • Malts: Two Row, German Acidulated and Vienna Malts, Crystal 20L
  • Hops: Amarillo, Equinox, Simcoe, Citra

Suggested Food Pairings:

  • Panna cotta with pre- served fruits and coconut;
  • Pork belly and watercress salad;
  • Duck chawan mushi;
  • Carolina-style pulled pork;
  • New Orleans- style BBQ prawns;
  • Blackened catfish with grits

Packaging: 50L and 1/2 bbl Draft; 12/22 oz Bottle

Breakside Brewery representatives are in Seattle this week with pFriem Family Brewers on Wednesday and a La Tormenta release party on Thursday: Wednesday October 28th @ Olaf’s with pFriem Family Brewers –Breakside is pouring Wanderlust IPA and Matcha Sweet Stout. pFriem Family Brewers will feature their GABF medal winning Pilsner and tart barrel-aged Flanders Red.

Seattle La Tormenta Release Party & Tap Takeover: Thursday October 29th 5-8pm @ Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District. Taplist: La Tormenta, Passion Fruit Sour, Breakside IPA, Wanderlust IPA, Lunchbreak ISA, Pilsner, Toro Red Ale, and Aquavit Barrel Aged Saison a Fleur

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.

Breakside Brewery & Taproom

5821 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 

Breakside Brewpub

820 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR