The Full Sail brewers have been busy spending the dark days of winter brewing the latest beer in their Brewmaster Reserve series, Imperial Stout. Full Sail Imperial Stout is a hearty brew, black as night with a strong roasted malt character and full body. The chocolate and caramel nuances from the malt blend with the hops for a wonderfully smooth Imperial Stout. It will be available in specialty beer stores and pubs throughout the Pacific Northwest from mid-February to March in 22oz bottles and draft. ABV 8% IBUs: 65
Every year the Full Sail crew brews an imperial style dark ale, releases half the batch and racks the rest in oak bourbon casks where it ages in the cellar until its release next year. The balance of this year’s Imperial Stout is now resting in 18 and 19 year old bourbon casks from Heaven Hill. Full Sail Imperial Stout is an ideal cellar beer, so be sure to save a few bottles to compare to next year’s bourbon release.
The next beer in Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve line up will be Hop Pursuit Extra Pale Ale to be released in March. For a full list of Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve Beers please visit http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/FullSailBrewmasterCalendar.pdf
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 nineteen 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.