Press Release: Full Sail Celebrates American Craft Beer Week

Brewery Invites you to “Meet the Brewer and the Beer”

Brewers know the best way to celebrate is to brew a special beer, so to honor American Craft Beer Week (May 11 -17), Full Sail Brewing Company will release a new beer in their “Brewer’s Share” line up. This special beer, “Chris’s Summer D-lite,” is a Berliner Weiss and was developed by Full Sail Brewer, Chris Haveman.

You are invited to swing by and raise a toast with brewer Chris Haveman and the Full Sail Crew to celebrate American Craft Beer Week and to “Meet the Brewer and the Beer” at their Riverplace Brewery in Portland, on Monday, May 11th from 5:00 to 6:30PM and at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, on Thursday, May 14th, from 5:00 to 6:30PM.

The Brewers Share series is a line up of small batch draft beers where each of the Full Sail brewers takes a turn hand-crafting a single batch recipe of their choosing. According to Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson, “Brewer’s Share is a great way for our brewers to show off their skills. Since we launched the program last year we have had a wide variety of fantastic beers including a Malt Liquor, a Dark Summer Weizen, an Alt, an IBA, an ESB and now a sour Berliner Weiss. As an independent company it’s great to have the freedom to brew these special beers and as an employee-owned company you can bet you have an owner’s passionate involvement every step of the way. At Full Sail we believe it is always good to know who makes your beer and we take that belief one step further with each Brewer’s Share.”

When asked what his inspiration was for this beer Haveman responded, “Chris’s Summer D-Lite” was inspired by my love of summer. When I found out that my beer was going to be brewed at the beginning of summer, I immediately thought of the perfect style, a Berliner Weiss. This is an easy drinking unfiltered beer made with 50% wheat malt, a tiny amount of hersbruker hops and a touch of lactic acid to give it a refreshing tartness.” Chris’s diagnosis is “D-licious.” Served straight this style has a sour tartness with a dry finish. A German tradition is to offer a splash of sweet woodruff syrup, called Waldmeister, for a fresh herbal character and a bright green color or sweet red raspberry syrup to provide a striking red beer with raspberry overtones. The syrups help to mellow to the sharpness and acidity of the beer, so be sure to ask for “Red” or “Green”! ABV 4%. IBU 9.

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 served straight or with the traditional accompanying syrups. Growlers to go are available. The next Brewer’s Share will be crafted by Full Sail brewer, Nathan Jacobson, and is expected in early July.

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, and Session Premium American lager. Founded in 1987, the Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar for 21 years. Full Sail is committed to brewing great beer while adhering to socially and environmentally 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.

For more information about American Craft Beer Week and a list of brewery celebrations by state please visit: www.americancraftbeerweek.org and for more information on Full Sail Brewing Company please visit: www.fullsailbrewing.com

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