American Farmhouse Ale with Lychee and Peruvian Chilies.
Breakside Tropicalia Commercial Description: Our brewer’s draw inspiration for beers from all corners of the world of food and drink and this beer is a perfect example. Influenced by a dish at Johanna Ware’s restaurant, Smallwares, in Portland, OR, two of our brewers designed a beer using lychee and Peruvian yellow chilies. The playful intermingling of moderate spice and unctuous, tropical fruit keeps this beer in balance. Early aromas of pepper give way to a rich and fruity mid palate that is followed by a pleasant, lingering heat. The use of several “hot” hops with distinctive tropical aromas add additional depth of flavor to this unique beer. This is the first release in our new Farmhouse, Fruit and Funk Series. This set of six beers – each available for two months of the year — showcases the deft and playful ways in which our brewers use non-traditional ingredients to complex, flavorful beers, from lychees and yellow chilies to Oregon-grown peaches and California kumquats. This line of beers stakes a claim for the “culinary beer” as an emergent, delicious, and elegant new beer style. ABV: 6%