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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.
The beers in our 2014 line-up include Vendell Veizen, Phil’s Existential Alt, 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.
Back for 2014 is "Vendell Veizen" which was developed by Assistant Packaging Supervisor, Wendell Bryant.
Wendell is an accomplished home brewer who loves to share his creations with friends. We were so impressed with his Weizen Bock recipe, we let him loose in the brewhouse to work his magic on a supersize scale. Congrats, Wendell: looks like your circle of friends just increased by 100 fold. Wendell enjoys German style biers, is a big bock fan and likes malty beers, so he decided to make a Weizen Bock. Vendell Veizen is a bock style wheat bier, that is reddish amber in color and has tropical fruit flavors with a slight malt sweetness. "It’s got a good amount of body and flavor,” says Wendell. ABV 7.2% IBU 21.
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).
With each Brewer’s Share series beer, Full Sail picks a local charity or organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer. Wendell has chosen to support OHSU Knight Cancer Institute with his Brewer's Share. OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is known worldwide for our contributions to the fight against cancer. AVAILABLE WINTER
A generous amount of Munich and Vienna malts give this beer its copper color and toasty-caramel aroma. German noble hops provide complimentary bitterness and a clean, dry finish. The beer has been cold-conditioned for six weeks and goes down smooth.
ABV 5.1% IBU 43.
When asked what his inspiration was for Phil’s Existential Alt, Brewer Phil replied, “Altbier is indigenous to Dusseldorf and Neanderthal man is indigenous to Dusseldorf. The ancient Germans thought a lot about their existence. Early myths contain some 200 verses about the creation of the world. The ancient Germans thought even more about beer, with 400 verses about beer making. Phil's Existential Alt celebrates our existence through our most celebrated beverage... beer!”
Phil has chosen to support Friends of the Children of Portland. Friends of the Children (FOTC) is a revolutionary mentoring program that provides paid professional mentors, called Friends, to our community’s most vulnerable children. FOTC selects youth in kindergarten and mentors them through high school graduation (12 ½ years). Through the support of Friends, children are learning the skills to become healthy members of our community.
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.
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.
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
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