Full Sail Brewing Co., an Oregon classic and an employee-owned brewery based in Hood River with a pilot brewery at Portland's Riverplace, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Thursday, September 27th. To commemorate the occasion the brewery has crafted "25," a Pale Doppelbock.
The Full Sail crew invites you to join them in toasting to “25” in Hood River on September 27 at the Tasting Room & Pub at 5:00pm. At 6:00pm the celebration will continue with a toast and tapping of “25” and a showcase of Full Sail beers at Portland’s iconic Horse Brass Pub, a place that helped nurture and grow craft beer and Full Sail for the last 25 years.
“On September 27, 1987, we opened our doors to living the dream. A dream to open a small brewery that focused on quality, creativity, and authenticity. A brewery that we would run with respect for our employees, the environment, and our community. A brewery that reflected our deep respect for the art and science of brewing. So here we are 25 years later. Very humbled, grateful, and amazed that we got here in one piece. Still a mix of beer geeks and boardheads. Still independent. Still trying to find that perfect balance between art and commerce, work and play, inspiration and perspiration. We are very grateful to our fellow employee owners, our distributors, and our retail partners, all who helped to make our dream real and thriving for 25 years. And mostly, we are deeply grateful to every one of our customers who have toasted, celebrated, quenched their thirst, and enjoyed our beers over the last 25 years. We thank you all for living the dream along with us,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s CEO & Founder.
According to Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson, “25” is a complex, luxurious beer brewed with Vienna malt and Saaz hops. Extended lagering produces full bodied flavors of caramel and honey with a hoppy backbone of white pepper and lemon spice. A beer made for celebration, Full Sail 25 is an elegant Northwest-style Pale Doppelbock. 70 IBU and 9.0% ABV. It will be available throughout the company's 25th year on draft and in 22 oz bottles.
Check out last week's profile of Full Sail Brewing with co-founder Irene Firmat.