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Full Sail Brewing Company adds LTD 04 to their Seasonal Line of Lagers - It's the Single Malt of Beer

Sometimes the best of a brewer’s art, like jazz, can be shown by the notes you don’t play. In our case we bring that elegance of simplicity into our new limited edition lager brewed with one select barley and one of the best of Northwest hops.  


The Green Brewhaha: Sustainability at Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Green Brew Ha Ha, 3 P's quest to find sustainability in the brewing industry.  


Wassail Named One of the Top Celebration Brews

This knockout winter warmer has been a brewing tradition for Full Sail for more than two decades and keeps on pleasing with its mix of toasty malts and Pacific Northwest hops.  


Spread Some Holiday Cheer with Fruit Cake & Craft Beer

Top Sail Bourbon Porter paired with Fruit Cake, you bet.  


Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Porter Named One of the Top 25 Beers of 2010

93 Points - Aged for about 10 months in Bourbon casks, there’s no shortage of aromas or flavors here with loads of dark chocolate,  


28 beer days until Christmas - Wreck the Halls

Check out Peter Genovese's review of our Hoppy Holiday Ale - Wreck the Halls  


Drink Up: Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale by Full Sail Brewing Co.

Denver Post recommends Wassail!  


Full Sail's New Brewer’s Share Beer, Pub’s Powder Stash Pale, Benefits Crag Rats Mountain Rescue

Brewery Invites you to Meet the Brewers and the Beer and Support Local Charity  


Fermento’s Foamy Rant - Beer News from Alaska

Dr. Fermento decribes his love for LTD 03  


The Beer Nut: Full Sail Ahead

Beernut blogger and beer writer Norman Miller profiles brews from Full Sail Brewing Company  


Irene Firmat, The Fearless Female Leader of Full Sail Brewing

The Beer Session's Celena Cipriaso's features Full Sail CEO and Founder, Irene Firmat, in her Women in Beer series.  


Full Sail Brewing Releases Hoppy Holiday Treat

Wreck the Halls, a Festive Brewmaster Reserve Beer  


Full Sail Brewing Company Expands Distribution to North Eastern States

Oregon brewer partners with L. Knife & Son Companies to bring beer to more regions in the US  


It's Time for Wassail!

Full Sail Brewing Releases Wassail for the Holiday Season  


Full Sail’s Beers Make Headway With Wired, Mother Jones

The October Madness beer tournament came home to Wired’s San Francisco headquarters Oct. 7, where we met up with the hard-working and extremely beer-deserving staff of Mother Jones magazine to taste Session Black and Wassail from Full Sail Brewing Company.  


Beer of the Week: Full Sail Session Lager

Cheers to Kevin Hornseth, assistant manager at Andy's Liquor Marketplace Northwest for submitting our Session as Beer of the Week.  


Full Sail Amber Named One of the Best Fall Beers

The Amber ale from Full Sail in Oregon is a true original, a benchmark in a hotbed of micro-brewing. Dark russet in color, this beer seems tailor-made for sweater weather.  


LTD 03 Awarded Gold Medal from World Beer Championships


The Most Hopiful Time of the Year

Here’s a brief peek in to Lisa's recent hop trip experience.  


Hop harvest brings rural Willamette Valley tradition to Portland craft beer

Check out Portland Beer Examiner Scott Fischer's write up about a day at hop harvest in our great state of Oregon when his world was suffused with the resinous, heady, intoxicating aroma of hops.  


The Beer Here: Sept. 3 print column

Some Monday afternoon commuters may have sworn they saw a shrub pedaling across the Hawthorne Bridge: in fact it was publican Jesse McCann on his way back to Apex on Southeast Division Street with a hop vine he brought back from Sodbusters Farm near Wiillamette Mission Park. McCann and about 60 other Portland pubsters were guests on Full Sail's annual hop tour bus, an event that means fresh hop season is upon us.  


In Hop Pursuit

Check out Angelo's blog about a day at hop harvest with the Full Sail crew "frolicking like bemused children through the enchanted columns of seemingly infinite hops."  


Beer Blogging's Fringe Benefits

Jeff's recount of an epic and glorious day on at the hop farm during harvest "to see from whence our favorite spice comes."  


Make your Stomach Happy and the Community, Too

Full Sail Brewing Company and Burgerville team up to support Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with Fresh and Local Dish  


LTD Named Best Post-Ride Recovery Beers: Kick back with one of these 12 warm-weather brews after your next ride.

LTD 03 - Tasters say: "crisp, clean, and a great session beer"  


Full Sail Brewing Company announces the 20th release of Old Boardhead Barleywine

Some beers are meant to be enjoyed right away and others reward your patience by evolving and improving with age. Full Sail’s Old Boardhead Barleywine gives a good name to delayed gratification. While ready to drink now, Old Boardhead cellars exceptionally well.  


Full Sail Brewing Company Offers Sanctuary to Brewmaster Reserve Line up

A dubbel modeled after the abbey style beers of Belgium complete with a flavor profile that invites calm and quiet reflection.  


Local Lager Honored at World Beer Awards

Check out the video from KPTV FOX 12 about our award winning Session Lager  


Session Named America's Best Premium Lager at the 2010 World Beer Awards

Following four rounds of judging, the winners were chosen by the international, highly respected judging panel. Judges blind-tasted beers from over five hundred entries in twenty-seven countries.  


Summer Beer Tasting: Full Sail Spotless IPA

We’ve talked about beer-worthy beaches and beach-worthy beers, and now we’re continuing with another summer-fun brew, Full Sail Spotless IPA  


Oregon Craft Beer Month Beer and Food Pairing with Brewmaster Jamie Emmerson

Food and beer pairing segment from KOIN's Studio 6 featuring Full Sail Brewmaster Jamie Emmerson  


When it comes to barbecue, not all beers are created equal

Barbecue tends to go best with beers that aren't too hoppy. For sweet/smoky 'cue, try an amber like Full Sail's.  


Session Named one of the Five Best Beers Made in America

Session Lager named one of the Five Best Beers Made in America  


Oregon Craft Beer Month

On the Importance of Being BEERVANA  


Best Beers - The Perfect Oregon Case

Session Black named one of the "Best Local Brews" by Portland Monthly Magazine  


Top Beers of June 2010, Pales in Comparison - Wine Enthusiast Reviews Full Sail Pale Ale - 90 Points

Wine Enthusiast Reviews Pale Ales - 90 Points for Full Sail Pale!  


99 Bottles - Full Sail Brewing Company Session Black

Review of our short, dark and drinkable - Session Black  


Full Sail Named One of Oregon's Best for the Second Year in a Row

Full Sail Brewing has been named one of the “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” by Oregon Business magazine for the second year in a row. The winners were selected from over 500 companies that participated.  


Top Beers of May, Let's Hear it for the Lupulin! Wine Enthusiast Reviews Full Sail IPA - 90 Points

"Showing great balance and excellent drinkability"  


LTD 02 Awarded 4th Gold Medal from World Beer Championships

World Beer Championships Award: Gold Medal - Rating: 92 points (Exceptional) Fourth gold in a row for LTD 02 from the WBC!  


Full Sail Brewing Celebrates American Craft Beer Week with New Brewer’s Share Beer Vendell Veizen

Come toast American Craft Beer Week and Meet the Brewer and The Beer - Wendell Bryant's Vendell Veizen  


Happy Hour: Blueacre Seafood's bar food is quite the catch

Blueacre Seafood's smoked salmon potato skins are a good match with some Sessions Lager.  


Full Sail Sticks to the Wonderful Basics

Full Sail all-American brews landed in Charleston this month  


Session Black Wins Gold at the World Beer Cup®

We are so proud of the newest member of the Full Sail family. Session Black recently claimed a gold medal in the American-style dark lager category at the Brewers Association (BA) World Beer Cup® 2010, the world's largest-ever commercial beer competition.  


Portland Business Journal Names Irene Firmat, Full Sail's Founder and CEO Woman Executive of the Year

The Portland Business Journal recently recognized Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, for her contributions to the business community.  


Full Sail Named Best Green Small Scale Brewery 2010 by Treehugger.com

Best of Green 2010 for Excellence in Sustainability Awards  


PDX FM Brew Happy Radio – Episode 11: Full Sail

If you thought you knew your beers, think again! Today’s episode features Jamie and Irene from Full Sail.  


Beer Connoisseur - The Quintessential American Amber Ale

The newly launched Beer Connoisseur magazine recently gave our Full Sail Amber an "Exceptional - 95 Point" rating.  


Quick Take: Full Sail LTD blends creamy malt in a smooth seasonal lager

Portland Craft Beer Examiner, Scott Fisher reviews LTD 01...Rich, satisfying, and right on target.  


Full Sail Brewing Awarded Six Medals at the 2010 World Beer Championships

We are busting with pride to announce that our beers were awarded 6 major medals, including 5 Gold and one Silver at the 2010 World Beer Championships competition, a blind tasting competition conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) of Chicago, Illinois.  


Draft Magazine Review: Session Black

95 POINTS: Considered a DRAFT classic, these beers represent the top echelon of our tastings   


Portland ranked greenest U.S. city

Portland Business Journal reports that Portland Oregon was ranked the #1 greenest US city. Oregon - a great place to live and make beer!  


Serious Beer: Imperial Porters- Serious Eats Gives Top Sail Four Stars

Full Sail Top Sail Imperial Porter - "Awesome worth remembering" - Four Stars. This bourbon-barrel aged porter is silky and chocolaty with some musty walnut and maple flavors. The scent reminded us of port and expensive leather, vanilla and wheat... we felt like the hoppy edge keeps this beer in balance.  


Day 50 Drink: Session Black Recommended

Founded in 1987, Full Sail Brewing Co. is in the middle of big beer country in Oregon. They make a few pretty hefty brews themselves, but the brewery also is leading the way in a craft beer revival of sessionable brews.  


Draft Magazine Review: Full Sail Amber

92 Points: Exceptional recommendation.  


Full Sail Brewing Releases Mysterious New Brew

Collin Godkin, Full Sail’s Packaging Manager, is the proud brewer of the newest Brewer’s Share beer from Full Sail Brewing.  


Seeing Red in a Good Way - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Beer Review - Amber Ale - 90 Points

Wine Enthusiast Reviews Amber Ales - 90 Points for Full Sail Amber! Amber or red ales are great intermediary brews when making the transition between winter warmers and lighter, crisper quaffs.  


Draft Magazine Beer Reviews - Session Black - 95 Points

Tasting panel awards Session Black 95 Points!  


Full Sail Brewing Releases Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter

Our barrel aged beers have been a Full Sail tradition since 1998 when we discovered the magic that happens when you pair vintage barrels, dedication, and patience.  


Staying Warm Through Winter - Wine Enthusiast Magazine Beer Review - Wassail - 91 Points

Wine Enthusiast Reviews Winter Beers - Wassail scores 91!  


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