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Sustainable Brewpub Crawl: Western Mountains Region

Sustainable Manufacturer Network stopped by our brewery to check out our water reduction, energy efficiency, and recycled materials.  


Sip Northwest Magazine - Best of the Northwest

Our Session Lager and Session Black were named "Best of the Northwest" in this month’s Sip Northwest Magazine  


10 Fresh Hop Beers for Harvest Season

“If you're wondering where you can find some of the freshest beer of the hop harvest season, we've compiled the following list of ten beers just to get you started:” Including Fresh Hop Pilsner from Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Ore.   


Full Sail Brewing Adds O’Fest to Pub Series Lineup

Full Sail Brewing has announced the release of O’Fest in its rotating line of classic beers called the Full Sail Pub Series.  


Moonstruck's new truffles: artisan chocolate, craft beer flavor

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. launches the Oregon Craft Brewers Collection truffle assortment. In partnership with four of the state's founding craft breweries, Moonstruck's artisan chocolatier, Julian Rose, has developed beer bottle-shaped truffles in four craft brew styles: Wheat, Brown, Porter and Full Sail IPA.  


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

Fresh Hop Pilsner showcases the Perle hop variety. This beer highlights the brewer’s art as well as nature’s gift. The hops were locally grown at Sodbuster Farms, which is a Salmon Safe certified hop grower.  


99 Bottles: Full Sail Brewing Company's Session Cream Summer Ale

"This seasonal offering from Oregon's Full Sail Brewing Co., harkens to pre-Prohibition days, when cream ales took flight as a flavorful alternative to America's standard lagers..."  


What to Drink Now: Perfect Beers for Summer

Backyard BBQ: Schwarzbier – Featuring Session Black Lager  


Full Sail ESB Review

The Beer Connoisseur judge give our ESB a 95 point rating!  


10 Summer Craft Beers to Beat the Heat

Fox News recommends Session Cream to beat the heat. "This cream ale smells like warm vanilla sugar. It tastes crisp with a light, dry finish. The beer has just the right amount of sweet with a velvety quality on your tongue. You may even pick up on some all spice and you sip. We are calling this the perfect beer to transition from summer to fall..."  


From Pils to Porters 25 Beers We’re Crushing on Right Now

Our short, dark and drinkable Session Black named one of the 25 best beers in Oregon right now.  


Top 10 Summer Beers

Session Cream Summer Ale named on of the Top 10 Summer beers.  


Travel Oregon Road Trip: Classic Gorge Food

…“Full Sail was one of the breweries that started Oregon’s beer revolution. Founded in 1987 in a derelict cannery in Hood River and honoring the then new wind sport culture, Full Sail is still going strong 28 years later. Try the old stand-by Full Sail Amber or light and tasty Session Lager.”  


A Session of Creamy Goodness

The Full Sail Brewing Company out of Hood River, Oregon first caught my attention with a stumpy little red-labelled bottle. I am of course talking about their wildly popular Session Premium Lager, which for my money is one of the best bridge beers in America. I can only imagine how many craft beer fans this one beer has created. It offers a noticeable increase in quality and flavor without breaking the bank or intimidating taste buds.   


Session Cream Ale Review

" Full Sail has created an offering in Session Cream Ale that is able to be refreshing without coming forth as banal and mundane. The beer pours with a yellow to light organge coloration without much in the way of head. The nose will yield hints of grain and a smaller (but still noticeable) floral element..."  


23 Best Romantic Weekend Destinations on the West Coast

“Hood River, Oregon Home to the cascading waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge and the snowy peak of Mt. Hood, Hood River is a scenic town surrounded by bountiful fruit orchards and jaw-dropping natural scenery. The winds that rush down the valley and the Columbia River Gorge create perfect conditions for windsurfing and kite surfing, as well as other adrenaline-rushing adventures….   


Full Sail Session Beers Find Favorable Winds

Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Oregon made a name for itself with the Session Premium Lager a decade ago. “Session Premium lager is an extremely tasty import-style lager, like the kind Full Sail Session Lager Beer Connoisseurof beer made back in the pre-Prohibition days,” says the brewery’s website... “plenty of flavor that goes down clean and smooth."  


Bet You Didn't Know Just How Green These American Breweries Are

While most breweries use 6 to 8 gallons of water to produce a single gallon of beer, Full Sail Brewing has knocked their usage to only 2.5 meaning they're conserving up to 4.1 million gallons of water a year. They are also very proud of the fact that their brews are made from only four natural ingredients; water, malt, hops and yeast.   


Session Cream Summer Ale Joins Full Sail Brewing’s Award-Winning Session Beer Series

Next in Full Sail Brewing’s Session Series lineup is the newly released Session Cream Summer Ale. It’s a classic American beer in a classic American bottle just in time to celebrate American Craft Beer Week.  


Top 10 Low Calorie Beers

Gayot.com includes Session Premium lager their list of Top 10 Low Calorie Beers  


Brewed the Sustainable Way. That's Full Sail's DNA

You'll hear it time and time again at Full Sail Brewing Co: “Sustainability is in our DNA.” From VPs and sales personnel to brewers and bottlers, it is a ...  


5 Breweries Doing Good for the Environment

Whether it's innovative sourcing, sustainable manufacturing, or energy-saving processes, each of these five are making a better, and greener, beer for all to enjoy.  


Cycling, coffee and beer in Hood River, Oregon

Located 50 miles upstream of Portland, Oregon’s Hood River is another desirable location for lovers of the outdoors, especially those who like to combine sublime riding with coffee and beer.  


Top 10 Spring Beers

“The double bock style (also known as doppelbock) is characterized by a thick and hearty maltiness that makes for a meal in itself. Full Sail's rendition remains faithful to tradition, offering full-bodied notes of dark dried fruit and nutty caramel delivered courtesy of generous malt helpings…”  


Full Sail Brewing Session Black Lager

“What a beautiful lager! It pours dark brown with sweet and toasted malts on the nose. It has a great roasted malt profile and is smooth and crisp on the tongue with a nice finish. This is definitely a beer to be enjoyed with friends around a fire, talking about the exploits of the last month. Enjoy with a hearty beef stew. Booya!”  


Lagers Enjoy a Renaissance

“The bandwidth of lagers is rather narrow, but they have their refreshing role to play. None did it better than our No. 1 brew, Session Premium Lager from Full Sail Brewing, clean, crisp, lively and fresh. Session, surprisingly, is not made entirely of malted barley. It uses a touch of malted wheat as well. Apparently, lager producers have found ways to be creative without exploding the genre…”  


Oregon’s Top 10 Craft Breweries & Local Pubs

“Being the second largest producer of hops in the USA, it is no surprise that Oregon has a thriving craft brewery scene, with approximately 185 companies located throughout the state. From traditional brewing methods to experimental brewing, the craft beer scene is diverse with something for every beer lover. Here is a look at some of the craft brewery highlights found throughout Oregon.”  


Bock is Reviewed by The Ledger

Oregon's Full Sail Brewing Co. takes a German doppelbock for a West Coast spin, giving this full-flavored brew pronounced flavors of mocha and pine ...  


2014 Bourbon Barrel Beer of the Week

“A beer of this magnitude will last years in the cellar with proper care, but we were eager to sample the 2014 vintage from ours.”  


Neufutr.com Reviews Bock

“This beer has enough twists and turns to keep individuals interested through two or three bottles, which should be more than enough to put a memorable cap on the night. Few companies are able to do bock beers right, but Full Sail is able to create in their Bock an effort that is able to be delectable for long-time fans of the style and for those that are actively searching for beers to expand their palettes.”  


Thirsty Thursday: Session Premium Lager

“I popped the top off of the Session Premium Lager to find an illustration of a pair of scissors underneath the cap. Before even taking a sip, I knew that this was the perfect beer to take to a party, because it has a game built right into it. Underneath each cap is rock, paper or scissors, so opening Session beers with a friend can result in a competition.”  


A session beer veteran’s take on the low-ABV trend

Some thoughts on session beers from one of the style's O.G.s  


8 Must-Try Oregon Imperial Stouts Released in February

"February is Stout Month, when Oregon brewers roll our their most precious dark secrets for us to try. This February 2015 alone there are EIGHT new imperial stouts in bottles from Oregon breweries that make for an ideal time to re-stock your cellar, or maybe just your fridge."  


Columbia Gorge Breweries Form Breweries in the Gorge (BIG) Alliance

Breweries In The Gorge (BIG), a new craft beer alliance representing breweries large and small from both sides of the Columbia River Gorge region in Washington and Oregon, debuts during Zwickelmania on February 14th.  


Full Sail Brewing Releases 2015 Vintage Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Full Sail Brewing has announced the release of their 2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. The annual release of our barrel aged beers is a celebration of the best of American beer and American bourbon.  


Full Sail Brewing adds Double Bock to their Pub Series line up

Full Sail Brewing has just announced the release Double Bock in their rotating line of classic beers called the Full Sail Pub Series.  


New Year, New Beer Full Sail Brewing Releases Session IPA

IPA’s are insanely popular these days. But let’s face it, sometimes it feels like there’s a hops arms race going on. That’s why we came up with Session IPA. It’s a Premium Pale Ale that thinks for itself. Not too hoppy. Not too bitter. Not too malty. Just right!  


Full Sail Brewing Introduces New Session Series with Export Premium Golden Lager

Our new Session Series gives Session fans three additional ways to enjoy Session-ability as their tastes (and the weather) changes.  


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