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An interview with Full Sail's CEO and Founder Irene Firmat
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.
Wine Enthusiast Celebrates the best reviewed beers of this year
Full Sail's Session line brings home gold, silver and bronze at the 2011 World Beer Championships
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Members of the Delicious Attack trio name Session Black "one of the top 5 best beers I have EVER had!"
Check out Chris Around the World's experience while visiting Full Sail Brewing
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.
Full Sail named one of the most sustainable American breweries
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.
Think 'drinkability' means bland? Then you haven't had a good session brew.
Cheers to John Holl's Summer Beer and Food Segment - Session Black & Grilled Sausages a perfect pairing
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.
Brewery Invites you to Meet the Brewmaster and the Beer
Our five favorite low-alcohol beers—and the food that loves them
The Street names the Top 10 destinations for craft beer lovers, with Hood River and Full Sail coming out at the top.
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.
Full Sail Hosts Brewery Open House for Mother's Day
Session Premium Lager named #1 Session Beer!
A profile of Full Sail by Karla Dudley of Taps Magazine
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.
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
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."
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.
Brewery Invites you to Meet the Brewer and the Beer and support the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) literacy program
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."
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.
Listen to what The Beer Goddess has to say about our LTD 04
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.
"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."
"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."
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.