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Hood River, Or - Brewers know the best way to celebrate is to brew a special beer, so to honor American Craft Beer Week (May 17 - 23), Full Sail will release a new beer in their Brewer’s Share line up. This special beer, "Vendell Veizen" is a Weizen Bock and was developed by Assistant Packaging Supervisor, Wendell Bryant.
“It’s such an honor to brew a beer for American Craft Beer Week. I’m an avid home brewer and the best part about brewing is sharing what you’ve made with friends and family. I am excited to have a chance to brew one of my recipes on a larger scale because with more beer comes more friends to share it with. I enjoy German style biers, am a big bock fan and like malty beers, so I 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,” said Bryant. ABV 7.2% IBU 21
Full Sail has scheduled two “Meet the Brewer and the Beer” events to showcase this new beer. The first is at Full Sail at Riverplace in Portland, Monday, May 17th from 5:00 – 6:30PM and the second is at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, on Thursday, May 20th from 5:00 to 6:30PM. Join the Full Sail crew to celebrate American Craft Beer Week and toast a pint of this new brew with Wendell.
The Brewer’s Share series is a line up of small batch draft beers where each Full Sailor takes a turn hand-crafting a single batch recipe of their choosing. Full Sail’s Brewer’s Share beers will only be available on tap at Full Sail’s Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, Oregon, and at Full Sail’s Brewery at Riverplace, in Portland, Oregon. Growlers to go are available. The next Brewer’s Share will be crafted by Full Sail’s Lab Supervisor, Kristy Holsopple, and is expected in early July, just in time for Oregon Craft Beer Month.
Known as "The Mother of all Beer Weeks," American Craft Beer Week celebrates craft brewers and craft beer culture in the US. It's a national celebration across the US with events at a brewery near you. Look for American Craft Beer Week promotions featuring craft brewers in breweries, restaurants, and better beer stores, become a fan of American Craft Beer Week on Facebook or visit www.AmericanCraftBeerWeek.org for more information on events around the country and toast the week with a delicious beer brewed by one of the over 1400 craft brewers in the US.
“Small brewers are small businesses and collectively we have provided so much to our local communities and have reshaped American beer culture that in 2006 congress ratified House Resolution 753 acknowledging our contributions. At Full Sail, our employee ownership has created a powerful set of stakeholders in our community. Because we employees share equity in the company we have a great sense of roots to where we live and work. We have a deep sense of responsibility to the beauty of the place and operate our brewery in a careful, sustainable way. We support hundreds of events and charities each year, with a focus on those in our local area. We understand the impact that a business can have in a smaller community and we strive to support local businesses, provide jobs with full benefits and support our employees who volunteer. There seems to be a great synergy between beer and raising money for good causes and we are very happy to be a part of that. Thank you for supporting American craft brewers and cheers to House Resolution 753,” added Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s Founder and CEO.
About Full Sail Brewing Company:
The independent and employee-owned Full Sail Brewery is perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the most epic wind and kite surfing spot in the world. At this very moment 47 specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. Among the company’s most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Pale, LTD, Session and Session Black Premium lager. Founded in 1987, the Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar for 22 years. Committed to brewing great beer and sustainable practices their award winning brews are now available in twenty states. The Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com
For more information about American Craft Beer Week and a list of brewery celebrations by state please visit: www.americancraftbeerweek.org
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