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A Commitment to Better Beer, Full Sail Brewing focuses on quality, craftsmanship

An interview with Full Sail's CEO and Founder Irene Firmat  


Full Sail Brewing Company Celebrates its Employee Owners with Brewer’s Share Line-up

In 2008 Full Sail Brewing created their small batch Brewer’s Share series as an opportunity for each of their individual brewers to express their creations to be shared on tap exclusively in their pub. Since their crew came up with so many great beers, they decided to share a selection of them with beer lovers everywhere. The first beer in the series "Extra Special Barney" (ESB) developed by Brewing Supervisor, Barney Brennan will be released in 22oz. bottles and on draft in January.  


Black Gold Bourbon Stout Named in the Top 25 Beers of 2011

Wine Enthusiast Celebrates the best reviewed beers of this year  


Session Fest Wins Gold at 2011 World Beer Championships

Full Sail's Session line brings home gold, silver and bronze at the 2011 World Beer Championships  


Maestros of Malt: How Five Craft Brewmasters Got the Beer Bug

Competition is heady in the craft beer business these days, with more than 1,700 breweries in the U.S. and more than 50 in the Portland, Ore., area alone. Still, pioneers and newcomers alike say the pleasures easily outweigh any perils. We spoke with five craft brewery and brewpub owners in the Portland area to find out how they got the beer bug and how they’ve found a competitive edge.   


Full Sail Welcomes Ashley Gartland for Dishing Up Oregon Brewmaster Dinner Thursday, November 10th

On Thursday, November 10th, Full Sail Brewing will present a Brewmaster Dinner featuring recipes from the cookbook Dishing Up Oregon. Author Ashley Gartland will be on hand to present her new book which features recipes that celebrate the flavors and farmers of the Northwest.  


Full Sail to a Better Beer Adventure, Featuring Session Black

The adventure of better beer starts with a single taste. Brew fans often feel like Indiana Jones searching for a lost relic. You venture into an mysterious temple (a brewery) and test your luck with various trials (their beers). Sometimes you choose wisely. Sometimes you don't. I had one such trial with Full Sail Brewery where I tested the waters with their Session Lager. I was so impressed that I ventured further down the gauntlet to their Session Black Lager.  


Beer Basics Beer Tasting Notes Full Sail Session Fest

This just might be one of the first beers to come to mind at Thanksgiving when there is both sweet and savory on the table. All of the traditional dishes of the season would either be complemented or enhanced by the subtle flavors in this beer  


Full Sail Brewing Company Releases Session Fest for the Holidays

A new Session all decked out for holidays, ready to spread joy and cheer. Happy Holidays to one and all! And have a good Session  


Celebrate the Hop Harvest with Fresh Hop Beers from Full Sail Brewing Company

One of the secrets to the wonderful flavors in beer is hops. Located in the heartland of hops, every year the Full Sail brewers wait with thirsty anticipation for hop harvest and the chance to celebrate by brewing fresh hop beers. When the hops are at their peak, the Full Sail brewers truck out to the hop fields to collect the aromatic bounty. These seasonal wonders will go from field to brew kettle within a matter of hours and the magic begins.  


Beers on our Minds (aka BOOM) Session Black

Members of the Delicious Attack trio name Session Black "one of the top 5 best beers I have EVER had!"  


Oregon Road Trip: Full Sail Brewing, Hood River

Check out Chris Around the World's experience while visiting Full Sail Brewing  


Full Sail Brewing Company’s Session Premium Lagers Bring Home More Gold

From our Session Lager to our bourbon barrel-aged beers, balance and elegance are our defining brewery characteristics. We don’t brew our beers to win medals, but we are honored when we do.  


10 American Beer Companies That Think (and Act) Green

Full Sail named one of the most sustainable American breweries  


Lighter-Bodied Summer Beers: A Summery Judgment, Part Two

Their LTD Series, seasonal lagers that have gone from triumph to triumph and now features my favorite: Full Sail LTD 03, a sexy, silky, irresistible pilsner that, as the kids say, rocks seriously hard. This is pilsner with muscle, not at all Bavarian, German, or Dortmunder-styled and unapologetically bold.  


The Connoisseur's Light Beer - Featuring Session Black

Think 'drinkability' means bland? Then you haven't had a good session brew.  


Summer Beers on WNBC

Cheers to John Holl's Summer Beer and Food Segment - Session Black & Grilled Sausages a perfect pairing  


Craft Beer Lovers Vote Full Sail Brewing Company’s Session Premium Lager Best Craft Lager

The Full Pint recently held a poll asking craft beer lovers: What’s the Best Craft Lager? Thousands responded and one beer came out on top, Full Sail’s Session Lager.  


Full Sail Brewing Welcomes Oregon Craft Beer Month with New Brewer’s Share Beer, Jimvar Bohemian Pilsner

Brewery Invites you to Meet the Brewmaster and the Beer  


Sea of Suds


Session Beers Perfect for Summer Fun

Our five favorite low-alcohol beers—and the food that loves them  


Top 10 Craft Beer Destinations: Hood River

The Street names the Top 10 destinations for craft beer lovers, with Hood River and Full Sail coming out at the top.  


Full Sail Brewing Company's Irene Firmat Honored with the Small Business Association of Portland's District Impact Award

The Small Business Association (SBA) of Portland recently presented Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing’s Founder and CEO with the SBA’s District Impact Award for her entrepreneurial spirit, leadership and positive impact on the local community.  


Bring Mom out for a Beer 2011

Full Sail Hosts Brewery Open House for Mother's Day  


5 Great Session Beers

Session Premium Lager named #1 Session Beer!  


Full Sail All Hands on Deck

A profile of Full Sail by Karla Dudley of Taps Magazine  


Five of Full Sail's Beers Named The Best Beers of 2010

Out of all the breweries and beers entered in last year's competition, Full Sail was one of the top scoring breweries overall taking 10 golds and 7 silvers.  


Businesses are People Too: Columbia Gorge Sustainability

In the Columbia River Gorge several companies have taken their own conscious choices and revolutionized their business, creating local superpowers of inspiration for a sustainable future. The Dirt Hugger, Full Sail Brewery, and Wet Planet Whitewater Center have all taken good decision-making to the professional level  


The Ultimate Guide to Beer in NY - Four Beer Trends

Josh invites you to find your new go to beer in one of these four beer trends including our Cascadian Dark Ale - Bump in the Night. "Though Bump pours the color of 4am, it presents a light floral perfume that’s full of citrus and tropical notes."  


Full Sail Brewing Company adds LTD 05 Amber Lager to their Seasonal Line of Lagers

The best brews reflect the delicate balance of art and science. With Full Sail’s latest release in their Limited Edition lager series, LTD 05, artistry takes form in an amber lager- a sophisticated beer that has an elegant maltiness and is superbly balanced.  


Full Sail Brewing Offers New Release in Brewer’s Share Line-Up, Chris’s The Revelator

Brewery Invites you to Meet the Brewer and the Beer and support the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) literacy program  


Gorge Visitors Vote Full Sail Brewing The Best in the Gorge

In 2010, the Gorge Guide®, the official visitor guide of the Columbia River Gorge, asked visitors to vote for their favorite Gorge activities and establishments online at BestoftheGorge.com. The results are in and Full Sail is the proud recipient of two Bests of the Gorge awards. The Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub was voted the "Best Brewpub" and their Brewery Tours were voted "Best Tour."  


Map: The United States of GOOD Beer

Good put together a map of good beer after asking its readers for the most awesome, best-tasting, sustainably brewed, independently owned, community-oriented craft beer breweries in each state. Oregon goes to Full Sail Brewing Company.  


Beer O'Clock Beer of the Week LTD 04

Listen to what The Beer Goddess has to say about our LTD 04  


Black Gold: Full Sail Limited Release is Worth the Wait

Black Gold presents beer fanatics with a most painful choice: drink it now, or tuck it away in the vault so it can continue its flavor evolution. Better stockpile enough to do both. Seriously—this is the stuff of dreams, a stout worthy of cult adoration.  


The New Rules of Beer: Dark Lagers (Featuring Session Black)

"Everything you thought you knew about beer is wrong! In the past several years the craft beer world has continued to evolve and innovate with blinding speed. Old cultural assumptions about beer have outlived their welcome. It’s time to learn The New Rules of Beer."  


Beer: When Lagers Go Dark (Featuring Session Black)

"Emmerson says his Session Black tmave works particularly well with seafood dishes such as scallops and shrimp. And it's light enough on the palate that friends can polish off a pitcher or six-pack while cheering themselves hoarse watching the Super Bowl or quietly discussing Kafka, whichever their preference might be."  


Full Sail Brewing Releases Black Gold Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Wood barrel aging is an art form. When done right, it’s a wonderful thing. Our barrel aged beers have been a Full Sail tradition since 1998 when we joyfully discovered what happens when you pair vintage barrels, dedication, and patience.  


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