Hood River, Oregon – March 22, 2016 – Not only is Full Sail’s packaging completely new, but the longstanding craft brewery is keeping things fresh by adding two new brews to their lineup – Hop Pursuit IPA and Blood Oran
ge Wheat Ale.
“Hop Pursuit is the ultimate celebration of Oregon agriculture and Pacific Northwest hops,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. Brewers shoot a wonderfully hoppy surplus of Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, and Simcoe into the fermenter using the Hop Shooter, dry hopping the beer and enhancing the aroma of pineapple and late hop flavors. Piney and mango notes follow with a mid-palate hint of honey. Two-Row Northwest Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts provide the right amount of malt characte
r. Balanced by a clean, caramel malt body, Hop Pursuit’s multi-layered hop flavors lead to a crisp,
assertive finish. Like the Pacific Northwest, this IPA has hops for days.
Blood Orange Wheat Ale joins the illustrious brews in the Full Sail Pub Series, a rotating series that bottles the best of the brewery’s Hood River drafts. “Blood orange, with its berry and orange notes, provides a delicate twist to this refreshing brew,” says Full Sail Executive Brewmaster Jamie Emmerson of the new Blood Orange Wheat Ale. Brewed with 2-Row Northwest Pale, malted and unmalted wheat, and a hint of citrus, Blood Orange Wheat Ale has a medium malt body with subtle orange and a crisp wheat finish. “We’re really excited to add Blood Orange Wheat Ale to our rotating Pub Series,” says Kelter, “and we’re particularly thrilled to see it launched with our newly rebranding packaging designs.”
Hop Pursuit Northwest India Pale Ale is available year round in 6-packs, on draft, and in the Full Sail Trophy Case variety 12-pack. 6.5% ABV, 65 IBUs.
Blood Orange Wheat Ale is available April through August in 6-packs, on draft, and in the Full Sail Trophy Case variety 12-pack. 5.2% ABV, 23 IBUs.
About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including 150 gold medals and Beverage World ‘s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at www.fullsailbrewing.com.
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