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Breakside Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec Available Now

Breakside Bourbon Barrel-aged AztecThe national beer mecca known as Portland is still brimming after the conclusion of their annual PDX Beer Week celebration, with locals such as Breakside Brewery showing no signs of slowing down. The latest vintage of their Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec is filtering through bottle shops and bars this week, as well as gracing the shelves of both brewery locations in Portland and Milwaukie.

This features their American Strong Ale, Aztec aged in freshly emptied Jim Beam barrels for a number of months. The beer is brewed with Habanero and Serrano chiles, as well as cacao nibs from a local chocolate shop, finishing up at 10.7% ABV.

Look for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec for around $14 throughout Portland and at both Breakside Brewery locations.

Commercial description:

Here you hold our signature barrel-aged beer. Aztec Ale is brewed with Habanero and Serrano chilies and cacao nibs from Mana Chocolate. It’s been a mainstay of our beer lineup since the early days of Breakside, and once a year we brew a few large batches for aging in freshly emptied bourbon barrels.

The final result is a powerful and complex beer: notes of chocolate combine with vanilla, coconut and Habanero to produce a beer that is aggressive yet balanced. You’ll taste every one of the ingredients that went into this beer in perfect harmony. Skeptical? You’ll have to open it and enjoy to understand.

Breakside Restaurant & Pub Brewery is located at 820 Northeast Dekum Street in Portland, OR. Breakside Taproom & Brewery is located at 5821 SE International Way in Milwaukie, OR.

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