Breakside Plans Big Expansion Projects in 2021
It seems this is a big year for brewery expansion in Portland: Stickmen, Migration, and now Breakside Brewing are all planning on opening new locations this year. Breakside’s plans are the most ambitious: The brand will open three new taprooms in 2021, on 82nd Avenue, in Lake Oswego, and in Beaverton. “2020 was crushing on our draft sales, so we’re revamping out plans with more retail outlets in hope of spreading our eggs out so to speak,” Breakside co-founder Scott Lawrence told New School. Each of the locations will have different formats: The 82nd location will exist as a beer cart within the CORE food cart pod, the Beaverton location will be an outdoor-style beer garden, and the Lake Oswego taproom will take a slice of the development that houses Portland brands Salt & Straw and Bamboo Sushi. [NSB]
Kachka Reopens With House-Infused Vodkas and Take-Home Cocktails
Kachka has reopened after its winter break, and is now selling takeout cocktails and house-infused spirits. The spirit infusions include many of the greatest hits from the early days, including the horseradish vodka and beet fernet. The cocktails range from the Jewish Rye — made with caraway rye whiskey, orgeat, and kummel — to the Moscow Mule with lime-infused vodka. Beyond drinks, Kachka’s extensive collection of pelmeni, baked goods, and zakuski are available for online orders and CCC delivery. [EaterWire]
In Other News...
• Gregory Gourdet’s Haitian pop-up Kann is donating $25 of each ticket sale in February to 20 different nonprofits, charities, and small businesses for Black History Month. The recipients change for each day of service, and include food justice organization Equitable Giving Circle, nonprofit kitchen Feed the Mass, and Deadstock Coffee, among others. See the full list via the website. [EaterWire]
• Culmination Brewing is now trying to fundraise to buy its own canning line. [O]
• Godiva is closing all of its brick-and-mortar shops and cafes in North America. [E]