Since its launch the brewery has been lauded both by consumers and by its peers for brewing some exceptional craft beers without the use of malted barley. What set Ground Breaker apart at its beginning was its use of locally sourced roasted chestnuts in lieu of the more common malted barley substitute of sorghum.
During the brewery’s first five years, it has been awarded a medal each year at the Great American Beer Festival in the Gluten-Free Beer category.
On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Ground Breaker Brewing will celebrate its 5th Anniversary from 4:00 to 9:00pm. During this time the brewery will host an open house, feature a taplist heavy on seasonal and taproom exclusive beers, free samples of every available bottled beer, along with double case discounts. The anniversary event will feature tappings of Route 20 IPA and Heyday IPA, two beers from the brewery’s 2016 Experiment Ale Series.
And if you’re looking for a great dinner option for tonight, Christmas Eve, Ground Breaker Brewing will be serving up a special dinner entrée. Until closing at 9:00pm have your taste buds treated to Ground Breaker’s classic Fried Chicken Dinner that is served with a side of potato gratin and house-made red jalapeño hot sauce. Yum!
Ground Breaker Brewing 715 SE Lincoln St. Portland, OR 97214
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.