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Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 2: Full Sail Wassail

One of the long-lasting Yuletide traditions hearkening back to England is the practice of wassailing, more modernly known as caroling: going door-to-door singing Christmas carols and the hopes of receiving figgy pudding and “good cheer” which actually meant wassail, which (of course!) refers to the hot, mulled punch that is often made with ale, wine or cider, and spices. For me the wassail, hot spiced ale isĀ one of the most traditional Christmas drinks (right up … Continue reading →

Full Sail at Riverplace (patio party)

Back at the end of July during the Oregon Brewfest weekend we visited Full Sail’s Riverplace brewery as I had been invited to join them for their annual patio party (which in past years was known as the “smokeout” because cigars were the norm before the Oregon laws changed to prevent that). This mini-brewery shares space with McCormick & Schmick’s (indeed all the Full Sail beers are on tap at the Pilsner Room in the … Continue reading →

Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night is Full Sail Brewing‘s foray into the Cascadian Dark Ale style—also colloquially known as the “Black IPA” or “American Black Ale”—a new addition to their Brewmaster Reserve lineup for 2011. Their site describes it as: New for 2011, this beer is brewed in the Cascadian Dark Ale style. The array of dark malts present a full bodied beer with notes of cocoa and slight roast. This CDA has a big floral … Continue reading →

Barleywine Week: Old Boardhead Barleywine (2010 Reserve)

In the pantheon of Pacific Northwest Barleywines, I consider Full Sail Brewing‘s Old Boardhead to be near the top of the class. First brewed in 1990, the 2010 Reserve edition celebrates its 20th release with a new label (previous labels were distinctive though plain) and two decades of perfecting the recipe. Full Sail’s description: A deliciously rich barleywine that has spectacular depth and delicacy of flavor that is deep and robust. Its strong, sweet body … Continue reading →


Updating the Press Releases this evening, an a couple of items caught my interest. First, the long-awaited (by me, at least) #3 in the “LTD” series from Full Sail: a Pilsner. I was beginning to wonder since they released 01 and 02 several times. It’ll be available this summer from June to September. (The “LTD” series is Full Sail’s “small batch lager” beer series; each batch number is theoretically only going to be brewed once.) … Continue reading →