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Hood River, Oregon – July is Oregon Craft Beer Month and to celebrate Full Sail Brewing will release Brewer’s Share “Farias Clara Helles Lager” crafted by Brewer Francisco Farias Martinez. The beer is available on draft and in 22 oz bottles through September.
This style of beer was Francisco’s first “shiftie” (what the crew calls after work beers). He had a pint on the day he started at Full Sail, and he wanted to honor that first beer. According to Francisco, “the name says it all, as ‘Clara’ means ‘clear’ in Spanish. I thought this style would be the perfect shift beer to share with the crew on the warm summer afternoons that July will bring.”
“I brewed Farias Clara 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 I was looking for.” This highly drinkable beer is straw blonde in color and pours crystal clear in the glass. It has a light body and a delicate hop flavor, with a dry clean finish. “Cheers to Full Sail for giving me this great opportunity to become a Brewer and to make my own beer,” added Francisco. (ABV 6 IBU 25).
The Brewer’s Share series is a line-up of small batch beers where each Full Sailor takes a turn hand-crafting their own single batch recipe and a portion of the proceeds benefit a local charity of their choosing. Francisco has chosen to support the Hood River Valley Adult Center Meals on Wheels Sponsor a Senior program.
About Full Sail Brewing Company:
Founded in 1987, 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. Over the last 26 years, Full Sail has collected more than 300 national and international awards for their beers and sustainable practices, including 130 Gold medals and was recently named Craft Brewer of the Year by Beverage World Magazine for their 26 years of “sustainable stewardship, quality, consistency and operational ingenuity. Among the company’s most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Limited Lager Series, Pub Ale Series, Session, Session Black, and Session Fest lagers. At this very moment their specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. The Full Sail Brew Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view.