Press Release: Full Sail Releases Brewmaster Reserve

Full Sail Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of their latest Brewmaster Reserve Beer, Vesuvius Belgian Golden Ale. First brewed four years ago on August 24th, the beer was named after Mount Vesuvius that erupted that same day, in 79 A.D.

According to Full Sail Brewmaster John Harris, Vesuvius is brewed in the Belgian Golden Ale style. These beers are known for being light in color, but strong in flavor and alcohol. The malt bill is 2-row Pale malt and a touch of Turbinado sugar. This allows the beer to ferment dry with low residual sugar. This gives the beer amazing drinkability. The beer is fermented at a relatively high temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows wonderful herbal and fruity esters to develop from the traditional Belgian ale yeast that is used to impart the classic ester-fruity aromas and flavors of this unique style. Vesuvius has a light malt character with the warming presence of alcohol and hopped with Saaz and Styrian Golding hops for a nice balance. ABV: 8.2 % IBU: 24

“Vesuvius is part of our rotating selection of Brewmaster Reserve beers. Every ten weeks we come out with a different beer that show cases the brewer’s art. We began the program back in 1998 as a way of celebrating our independence and creativity,” said Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, Irene Firmat.

Vesuvius will be available in 22oz bottles in specialty beer stores and pubs throughout the Pacific Northwest from September to November. Full Sail will be serving Vesuvius later this week at the Great American Beer Festival(r) in Denver Colorado. Full Sail will follow-up Vesuvius Belgian Style Golden Ale with Wreck the Halls in November. For a full list of Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve 2009 line visit

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, Session and Session Black Premium 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.