EatInEatOut Fall 2014 - Page 56

“ There is no better time to visit Portland than in the Fall, when farmers in the surrounding countryside celebrate a happy harvest. Breakside Brewery: opened its new taproom and brewery January 2013 with 24 taps and lots of big flavour. After just three years in its production facility in Portland, Breakside debuted a new 7,000 sq ft brewery, upping its production to 5,000 barrels (with plans to double that soon). Brewmaster Ben Edmunds and his team brew about 100 imaginative beers each year, from solid staples to experimentals with ingredients ranging from beets to Muscovy duck. Be sure to sample their signature IPA, ranked as the best in Oregon at the Northwest IPA Competition. Favourite whimsical offerings include Passionfruit Sour Ale, “Just the Tip” Spruced Wheat and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec. SakeOne: No visit to the Tualatin Valley is complete without a visit to SakeOne, the leading American-owned and operated brewer of craft sake in America. Bottled under four distinct brands (Momokawa, Moonstone, G and Peaceful River), SakeOne leads the fast-growing category with distinct styles, flavour infusions and a penchant for educating its visitors. I sipped through the entire range and was most smitt [