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Full Sail LTD 06: The Foolish Pleasures!

Another lager convert! Steve Body, aka The Pour Fool, reviews the new LTD 06.  


Nine Beers You Need to Try This Winter

Recommends Wassail!  


The Pour, Session Black Lager

Jesse & Greg review our short, dark and drinkable Session Black  


Full Sail’s Session Premium Lager and Session Black Lager Now in Six Packs

Full Sail Brewing announced today that they will be releasing their Session Premium Lager and Session Black Lager in six packs.  


Good beer in stubby package

When Session Premium Lager first came out, I loved hauling it around to parties because the stubby bottles always got a second glance from my peers and this was usually followed with “hey, what’s that?” I love the beer and love to share the story. The beer delivers a light, crisp, snappy clean lager flavor and goes down incredibly easy. At least for now, it only comes in half racks (12 bottle cases), but rumor has it that it’s going to start showing up in six packs soon.  


Best Mountain Microbrews

Session lager comes in handy, fist-sized stubby bottles. It's light, crisp, exceptionally drinkable and it won't crowd your stomach so feel free to put back a few of these grenades.  


5 Best Holiday Beers You Can Get Before Halloween

This brewery along the Columbia River Gorge has been brewing its Holiday Wassail since 1988, but you can forgive them for bringing it out early. If there's new snow on Mount Hood, there's going to be Wassail. This year's Wassail edition blends caramel and dark chocolate malts to give it a deep mahogany color. Meanwhile, European noble hops and Pacific Northwest aroma hops give it a citrusy, slightly bitter finish that's the hallmark of the region's holiday beers.  


From Full Sail Brewing to pear orchards to tech enterprises, Hood River has it all (photo essay)

Hood River's diverse economy reflects its equally diverse politics. In 2010, for example, voters in Hood River County favored Democrat John Kitzhaber for governor and Republican Chuck Thomsen to represent them in the state Senate. This year, Kitzhaber donated to two Gorge Republicans --Mark Johnson and John Huffman -- who are running for re-election to the state House.  


Hop off the Zwickle: Full Sail Fresh Hop

I've enjoyed a succession of serendipitous moments this summer and early fall, but one of the most memorable has to be a chance encounter at Full Sail's River Place pilot brewery last Wednesday, September 26.  


25 Years of Full Sailing

Breweries are, in the aggregate, very good corporate citizens. Full Sail has always been a leader in that sphere. They're one of the greenest breweries around and have won several awards for their sustainability.  


It's Full Sail's 25th and more

In a lot of ways, Full Sail exemplifies Oregon craft brewing: others make flashier/hoppier/souer brett-ier/more extreme beers, but Full Sail beers are eminently balanced and push styles gently from within the consecrated confines of hops, barley, yeast and water...in other words, don't look for a pumpkin beer...  


10 Best Craft Brewery Tours

There are currently more than 1,500 breweries operating in the United States, and many of them offer tours for visitors looking to learn more about the brewing process. While you might think 'if you’ve taken one tour, you’ve taken them all,' these breweries stand out as having some of the best tours, making them worth even the most seasoned beer veteran’s time.  


Inside the cooler: Pre-fresh hop party

In our over-modernized and industrial world, we rarely require patience to get some good or service we want; in our Portland bubble of local, fresh and hand crafted, we are coddled in a blanket of authentic and overdetermined food options. But every now and then, we're brought back to our humble place in our slowly revolving universe. Fresh Hop Beer drinking is one of those moments.  


Full Sail Brewing Celebrates the Hop Harvest with Fresh Hop Hopfenfrisch Brewed with Salmon Safe Hops

This year, Full Sail celebrates the season’s first hops with Hopfenfrisch, a Pilsner style lager, showcasing the Perle hop variety. "This beer highlights the brewer’s art as well as nature’s gift,” said Full Sail Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson. The hops were locally grown at Sodbuster’s Hop Farm, which is a Salmon-Safe certified hop grower.  


A Restaurant Grows in Napa

A write up on Chef Brad Farmerie and his new Napa restaurant "The Thomas" with a photo featuring Session Lager  


Full Sail Brewing Company Celebrates 25 Year of Crafting Beers with a Toast of their new Brew and You are all Invited

It’s been 25 years since Full Sail Brewing brewed up their first batch of beer and to celebrate they have crafted “25,” a pale doppelbock to celebrate this special occasion: the brewery’s 25th anniversary.  


Hop Harvest 2012 at Sodbuster Farms with Full Sail, a Slice of Hop Heaven

One of the best ways to gain an appreciation for good craft beer is to experience where its ingredients come from. Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing has always used locally sourced ingredients.  


Portrait of a PNW Brewery with Full Sail's Irene Firmat

Talking to Full Sail's Irene Firmat both last week over the phone and in person on Monday's Hop Bus to Sodbuster Farms you can easily be swayed into rediscovering a love for Full Sail's company. Irene's super friendly demeanor and intelligent, poignant and honest discussion of the craft beer business is one of a kind.  


Oregon Beer has truly arrived, as a NYT Crossword Clue

Oregon beer attained another place in pop culture when Full Sail appeared as part of the clue to #43-across in the Saturday New York Times Crossword: the answer? "Ale," of course, one of those NYT Crossword three-letter perennials, right up there with "ort." The Beer Here is attempting to contact puzzle editor Will Shortz to find out his favorite Full Sail brew.  


Full Sail Brewing Company Celebrates its Employee Owners with another Brewer’s Share Beer Big Daddy J’s Malt Liquor

Full Sail Brewing is proud to announce the release of another beer in their Brewer’s Share Series – Big Daddy J’s Malt Liquor, developed by Assistant Brewing Supervisor, Jason Muñoz.  


Outside Magazine Names Full Sail Brewing Company as One of America's Best Places to Work 2012

Full Sail Brewing Company was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Full Sail Employee Owners Agree, Hood River, Oregon is a Great Place to Live and Make Beer  


You win, Full Sail Brewery. You win.

An awesome travel write up on our Pub and its brews, food and views! Just in case you were still on the fence about visiting.  


All About Beer Review of Chris's Summer Delight

The beer immediately evokes the sensation of lemon drops—the candy, not the cocktail—and ends with a dry, citrus, lactic finish. At 4 percent ABV, we could drink Chris’s beer all day long.  


Full Sail Brewing Welcomes Oregon Craft Beer Month with New Brewer’s Share Experimental Beer, Clinton’s Wertzbier

Introducing the 21st beer in our Brewer's Share line up, a Rauchbier, brewed to celebrate Oregon Craft Beer Month.  


25 Beers To Drink On The 4th Of July

Wondering what beer to drink for the 4th? Joshua M. Bernstein and Food Republic have 25 suggestions, with Chris's Summer Delight Berliner Weiss ("a hot weather godsend") coming in at the top.  


The New Cool: A sampling of American craft lagers

In the July/August 2012 issue, Imbibe Magazine heralds the rise of lagers in the craft beer landscape including our LTD 03 Pilsner.  


Full Sail Brewing Company Celebrates its Employee Owners with a New Brewer’s Share Beer Introducing Chris’s Summer Delight Berliner Weiss

Full Sail Brewing is proud to announce the release of a new beer in their Brewer’s Share Series - Chris’s Summer Delight, developed by Brewer Chris Haveman.  


Hip Hops Six Summer Craft Brews to Cool You Off

The Daily recommends LTD 03 for summer. Nothing beats cracking open a cold one on a hot summer day. With some fantastic seasonal American craft beers in the offing, it’s time to trade the name brands for some little guys. It’s a tradition at most breweries to create a special summer batch, so The Daily picked six new favorites. Whether it’s a crisp blonde ale or a mellow lager, these brews will be welcome guests at any barbecue or beach house.  


SAVOR 2012 Brewery Profile: Full Sail Brewing Company

Jake profiles our Brewery and names Chris's Summer Delight one of the "Must Try Beers of Savor"  


A Sustainability Story: Full Sail Brewing Co

Triple Pundit has been investigating what makes the world's biggest and smallest companies sustainable for over five years. Beer has often been a catalyst in our discussions and networking, not to mention something we enjoy in our time off.  


Full Sail Brewing Releases New Brewer’s Share Experimental Beer, Allman’s All Mild

Introducing the 20th beer in our Brewer's Share series brewed to celebrate American Craft Beer Week.  


Bring Mom Out for a Beer 2012, Full Sail hosts brewery open house for Mother’s Day

This Mother's Day, show your mom some love with quality time and a local beer. She’s been teaching you for years; it’s your turn to show her a thing or two. So grab your mom and swing by Full Sail, take a tour, grab a bite, have a pint and soak up the view. Share with her your favorite beer, treat her to a meal and Full Sail will treat her to dessert. Who knows? You may just convert her to a beer goddess of sorts. If she’s not already, that is.  


Skiing Magazine names LTD 04 Beer of the Week

There are plenty of good beers worth drinking in the world. But there are few worth jousting over when you find only one in the fridge.  


The Best Beer Pairings for Barbecue and Grilling Season

Session Black recommended as one of five great brews to drink with meats and veggies cooked on the grill, fired in the smoker, or slathered with sauce.  


More Women are Making and Enjoying Beer

A brew and a bro — it’s the classic pairing, right? Not necessarily. From the rise of female brew masters to the growth of women’s tasting groups, women are becoming much more than a pint-sized part of the brewing world.  


Beer of the Month: Full Sail’s Phil’s Existential Alt

Its hard to find a really good alt. Heck, there aren’t many alts available. But, if you’re lucky enough to find one, and it’s done well, it can be a fantastic beer. That’s the case in my pick of the Beer of the Month for March, Full Sail’s Brewer’s Share Phil’s Existential Alt.  


Full Sail Brewing Earns More Gold at the World Beer Championships

Full Sail Brewing Company has been awarded five medals, including 4 Gold and 1 silver in the 2012 World Beer Championships  


Full Sail IPA Makes it to the Final Four in the NIPAC Challenge

At the 2012 National IPA Challenge (NIPAC) Full Sail IPA made it all the way to the final four. The NIPAC is an annual competition conducted by Brewing News. This year 128 IPA’s competed in 1:1 single elimination bracket tournament.  


Eight Best Brewery Tours

AAA rates Full Sail's Brewery tour one of the best in the west.  


Desert Island Beers, Jamie Emmerson

Our executive Brewmaster Jamie answers one of life's most important questions: "Which 5 beers would you want to have with on a desert island, and why?"  


Introducing Phil’s Existential Alt

Full Sail Brewing Company Celebrates its Employee Owners with a New Brewer’s Share Beer  


Seven Full Sail Beers Named Best of 2011

In 2011, the Beverage Testing Institute’s panel of judges in Chicago evaluated almost 400 beers and ciders in nearly 80 style categories from around the world for the World Beer Championships. Out of all the breweries and beers entered last year, Full Sail was one of the top scoring breweries overall taking 9 golds and 2 silvers.  


Beer of the Future

A new era of Oregon hops will better your brew.  


Full Sail Brewing Releases Dan’s Satin Stout

Introducing our new Brewer's Share brewed to celebrate our love of dark beers and Zwickelmania, Brewery Open House.  


Game Day Brews: 5 Sessionable Beers to Bring

TheKitchn.com recommends you pick up Session Lager this weekend and see if it doesn't keep you in good cheering form all the way to the fourth quarter  


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