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US - Full Sail

DK PublishingDK Publishing 2/07/2014 DKBooks

Full Sail

506 Columbia Street, Hood River, OR, 97031

Full Sail represents much that is new in American brewing. Founded in 1987, it became employee-owned in 1999, and its beers reflect an independent nature. Living on the Columbia River with easy access to the mountains, most Full Sail employees are outdoor-oriented. The image frequently used on the brewery’s promotional material is of burly brewmaster John Harris, with a keg slung across his shoulder. The core brands (Amber, IPA, and Pale Ale) reach a wide audience in 15 western states.

Brewing secret

The brewery also offers seasonals that bear the LTD (Living the Dream) label and a bolder series of Brewmaster’s Reserve beers throughout the year.


beer style: Amber Ale
alcohol content: 5.5% ABV

Citrus and spice, quickly balanced by underlying sweetness. Seamless through to a clean finish.

Session Lager

beer style: US Lager
alcohol content: 5.1% ABV

Designed as a throwback to beer produced before Prohibition, with appropriately retro packaging. Clean and malt-accented.

Top Sail Imperial Porter Bourbon

beer style: Imperial Porter
alcohol content: 9.85% ABV

Second limited special release of its well-established Imperial porter in bourbon barrels. Simply intense after 10 months on wood: Jack Daniels, chocolate, roasted coffee, oak, and other flavors. Will cellar well for years.

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