Monthly Archives: April 2010

Rumbullion and other fermented beverages

Being interested in beer and brewing, naturally I tend to wonder about the fermentability of various things, and for some reason I was curious as to what fermented molasses is called. Now, I of course know that molasses that has been fermented and then distilled is rum—but I wanted to know what the intermediate stage (the “beer” stage if you will) is called. There are of course names for other fermented beverages, based on their … Continue reading →

Press Release: Portland Business Journal Names Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s Founder and CEO Women Executive of the Year

The Portland Business Journal recently recognized Irene Firmat, Full Sail‘s Founder and CEO, for her contributions to the business community. In addition to receiving an Orchid Award, Firmat was named Woman Executive of the Year for Small and Medium Business. In the awards presentation Firmat was commended for her leadership, vision, solid values and continued growth. “I am very grateful for this award because it acknowledges all the passion and commitment that our team at … Continue reading →

Press Release: Full Sail Brewing Wins Gold at the 2010 World Beer Cup for Session Black Lager

The Full Sail crew is beaming with pride over the fourth gold medal the newest member of the Full Sail family claimed. The recently released Session Black received a gold medal in the American-style dark lager category at the Brewers Association (BA) World Beer Cup® 2010, the world’s largest-ever commercial beer competition. The prestigious event is a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced … Continue reading →

Press Release: Firestone Walker Brewing Compnay Makes History At 2010 World Beer Cup

California Brewery Sets Record At 2010 World Beer Cup Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Master Brewer Matt Brynildson this week were named “Champion Brewery and Brewmaster” for an unprecedented third time at the World Beer Cup, a feat not accomplished by any other brewery in the history of the event. “We were somewhat humbled receiving this award for a third time in a room of 2000 friends of the brewing community from around the world. … Continue reading →

Press Release: Red Trolley Ale Takes Gold at World Beer Cup

Karl Strauss Brewing Company was awarded the gold medal for their Red Trolley Ale at the Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2010. The competition is one of the industry’s most prestigious and recognized awards, with more than 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44 countries. Red Trolley Ale beat out Sam Adam’s Irish Red and Rock Bottom’s Rag Top Red to take the gold in the Irish Red Ale category. Originally brewed as the company’s … Continue reading →