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As an independent and employee owned brewery, you know that we put our hearts and souls into every drop. With Brewer’s Share we’re proud to showcase the people behind our award winning brews by introducing our individual brewers by name and beer.
In 2008 we created our small batch Brewer’s Share series as an opportunity for each of our individual brewers to express their creations to be shared on tap exclusively in our pub. Since our crew came up with so many great beers, we decided to share a selection of them with beer lovers everywhere in 22oz bottles and draft.
The inspiration for the name “Brewer’s Share” came from that mysterious portion that vanishes from a barrel during aging that brewers refer to as the “angel’s share,” and that led to “Brewer’s Share,” an equally mysterious offering that appears during inspiration. Brewer’s Share can also mean a unit of ownership, as in stock. Consider this program to be an Initial Pub Offering (IPO). Whenever you purchase a Brewer’s Share you get a unit of ownership – one share of the batch. As a shareholder you have the right to consume the beverage. In doing so you will also be investing in the public good – as each brewer not only chooses the recipe, they choose a local charity or organization that will benefit from each bottle sold – Which can bring an excellent return on ingestion (ROI).
The beers in our 2015 line-up include Pub's Powder Stash Pale, Lizama Dunkel Weizen, Farias Clara Helles Lager and Mathias's Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout. With each Brewer’s Share series beer each brewer picks a local charity or organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer. We will release one Brewer’s Share at a time and a new beer will be released for each season.
Our Brewer’s Share Series is available in 22oz. bottles and on draft.
Mathias's Main Ingredient is a thick, creamy stout full of complex chocolate, toffee and caramel notes, courtesy of our own Full Sail Pub chef, Mathias Engblom.
Now we all know great beer is the perfect complement to great food. And this is the inspiration that led to Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout (a mouthful in itself): “I wanted to honor amazing dishes like Oatmeal-Stout braised short ribs, where the brewing and culinary arts really come together.” We’ll drink (and eat) to that!
Main Ingredient pours with a thick creamy head and the color of dark chocolate. The oatmeal in this stout provides a full body on which to support the darker roast and caramel flavors. The beer has a smoothly rich, complex palate with notes of chocolate, toffee, and espresso. Northern Brewer hops provide a slightly spicy back note in this ale. ABV 5.58% IBU 51.
Mathias has chosen to support VFW Post 4273 in his hometown of Sandy, Oregon, honoring the dead by helping the living.
Brewed by the Full Sail crew, this annual favorite is a sublime hybrid of an American style IPA and a winter warmer. The result is a bold brew that celebrates the holidays with an intriguing blend of Centennial hops providing elegant citrus notes balanced by a backdrop of a rich caramel malt body. Dry hopped to amplify the aromas and flavor. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 6.5% IBU 68
AVAILABLE AROUND THE HOLIDAYS
Powder Stash was brewed by the Full Sail Pub Crew to celebrate that rush you get when new powder is falling. It's a contrast to all the heavy, dark beers of the season. Brewed with pale malt for drinkability and dry hopped with Simcoe’s for a piney citrus character, it’ll drink light, but will have lots of flavor. It’s a smooth, easy-drinking ale that’s perfect after a day full of face shots. Here’s hoping there are plenty of Powder Stashes in your future this winter – both the snowy and beer varieties. ABV 5.0% IBU 50.
With each Brewer’s Share series beer, Full Sail picks a local charity to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer. The Pub crew has chosen to support the Hood River Crag Rats, so every keg and bottle of of the Pub’s Powder Stash Pale benefits the nation’s oldest mountain rescue group.
Developed by Brewer Greg Lizama, this is an unfiltered dark wheat beer that’s full of flavor, with a deep, rich color thanks to debittered chocolate malt. German Hersbrucker hops give it a nice balanced bitterness and classic character. It’s dark, it’s light. It’s like getting two beers for the price of one. 5.0% ABV, IBU 22
According to Lizama, his beer is patterned after the American dunkle weizen style, but with a Greg Lizama twist. When asked what his inspiration was for this beer Lizama replied, “I wanted to make something new that Full Sail had never brewed before and I really like wheat beers." Lizama promises that each pint will be full of flavor and refreshment.
Greg has chosen to support The Next Door, Inc., so every bottle and keg benefits this organization that strengthens children and families in Hood River and nearby communities.
Farias Clara is a crystal clear blonde lager with a delicately hoppy flavor and clean, dry finish, expertly brewed in small batches by our very own Brewer Francisco Farias Martinez.
So what led Francisco to create Faria’s Clara? Memories of his first day among the Full Sail crew. “My first ‘shiftie’ (aka after-work beer) was a beer just like this. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon hanging with new friends.” Well said, Francisco. Congrats on making the leap to pro brewer with this subtly delicious new brew.
Farias Clara is brewed with a combination of Wheat, Pilsner, and Pale Malt and hopped it with a small amount of Saaz hops in the first addition of the boil, then added a combination of Perle and Saaz in the whirlpool to help achieve the subtle bitterness and aromas that he was looking for. ABV 6% IBU 25.
Francisco has chosen to support the Hood River Valley Adult Center Meals on Wheels Sponsor a Senior program. Every keg of Francisco’s lager benefits this organization.