Meet Our Mates - Breakside Brewery

The Catfish

As part of our Good Beer Mates series, we have the pleasure of hosting Breakside Brewery at The Catfish for an exclusive event, sharing insights on brewing in Portland, alongside hop-centric Melbourne brewers KAIJU Beer, who they have brewed a very special collaboration with.

Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and brewpub. The brewery gained attention early on for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers.

In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to include a 3500 litre production system, barrel aging rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high speed bottling line, and a 24-tap tasting room.

Earlier this year Breakside opened their third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland, and now they make their Australian debut at The Catfish as part of Good Beer Week.

Hosted by the Kaiju crew, come hear from brewmaster Ben Edmunds, who helped grow the company from a small local brewpub into a successful regional brewery. Try their acclaimed beers - ranging from Barrel Aged Salted Caramel Stouts to Chilli-infused Red Ales - and hear Edmunds' anecdotes of brewing over 100 different beers a year, to snagging the highly coveted American IPA Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival.

Breakside beers pouring exclusively during Good Beer Week:

  • Passionfruit Sour Ale
  • 'Wanderlust' IPA
  • Breakside IPA
  • 'Toro' Red Ale with Espelette Chilies
  • Breakside Foreign Export Stout
  • Salted Caramel Lactose Stout
  • 'Bergamot Special Bitter' English Pale Ale with Earl Grey Tea
  • 'Aztec' Strong Ale with Chocolate and Chilies
  • 'Ice Fishing in America' Hoppy Golden Ale Aged in Gin Barrels
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Salted Caramel Lactose Stout
  • 'Homunculus' Blend of 6 Barrel-Aged Brettanomyces Pale Ales with American hops and Belgian farmhouse yeast
  • 'Portmanteau' Blend of Barrel-Aged Brett ales with Gewurztraminer Grapes
  • 'Carte Blanche' Gin Barrel-Aged Hoppy Brettanomyces Ale
  • 'Bellwether' Gin Barrel-Aged Sour Double Wit
  • 'Simba' Classic Saison
  • 'Terra Incognita' Blend Of IPAs Aged In Old Tom Gin Barrels With Brett, Aged Hops, And Apricots
  • 'Wunder Brett' Saison with Brettanomyces

Sessions & Tickets

Wed 17 May 7:30pm-Late

The Catfish

30 Gertrude Street
phone 03 9417 6420


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