Breakside Releases Qualia and Fourth Wave

Breakside Brewery has added two more beers to its 2018 portfolio this month with the release of Qualia and Fourth Wave. Both beers are barrel aged and were several months in the making, but are about as different as two brews can be. The Breakside brewing team had some fun experimenting to create these two “labors of love.”

• Qualia is the second in Breakside’s new wood-aged sour beer series, simply dubbed “Breakside Sour.” 2018 is the first year that the brewery is releasing its award-winning, barrel-aged sour and wild beers to wide distribution. A result of a complex blending process and months of aging, Qualia is blended from 15 casks of mixed culture beers. Aged on mangoes after blending, it shows balanced acidity and a kiss of Brettanomyces. ABV: 6.7% / IBUs: 3

• Fourth Wave is the result of two great loves of Oregonians: coffee and beer. Instead of a stout or porter, which more typically boast coffee flavors, Fourth Wave is an amber colored base beer that dovetails into flavors of a lightly roasted coffee. A Vienna-style coffee beer, this brew was made with a single-origin Stumptown Coffee (also based in Oregon) and aged 14 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. ABV: 9.6% / IBUs: 40

Look for three more creations coming up in the Breakside Sour series before the end of this year, along with about 15 further limited and series releases ranging from IPAs to barrel-aged rarities.

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