We are business types in Portland, OR who are leaving our corporate gigs and opening a brewery with a bar and restaurant. We love the outdoors and just plain enjoying life. We are starting a brewery and have named it Breakside Brewery. To us this really means a couple things and we'd like to consider incorporating them into a logo. Breakside means "going against the grain/flow" and it can also mean just taking a break from the ordinary or the stress of daily life. A relax and enjoy kind of thing. Those are our two main thoughts behind the name. Our logo could just be the name with a cool coat of arms or something or a seal, but that's up to you. It could also incorporate something with Oregon or the Pacific NW or even some kind of outdoor activity theme. There are lots of options and that's why I'm here. We are unsure what to do. I'm sure you've seen beer company logos before. We are looking for something that we can us for our logo on everything we do.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Beer drinkers and lovers of life and the outdoors. We will be operating in Portland, OR and later expanding distribution efforts around Oregon and the Pacific NW. We think they are unique individuals who don't like standard mass produced corporate products (beers like Bud or Miller and such). They enjoy their freedom and individuality.
Be creative. We are looking for a beer company logo. Check out some others to get ideas if you'd like. Some are simple with just the company name (Breakside Brewery) in a great font and color. Some have that simple setup with a circle around it and list the location (Portland, OR). Others might be with coat of arms of sorts or a corporate "shield". Others yet might have a mountain or landscape scheme. It's also possible to incorporate beer ingredients such as barley or hops in the design. We are open for ideas and will select the one we like the best. I think we would like it to say our location on it, but that's not mandatory.