Full Sail Brewing Expands Session Brand with New Wheat, American-style Hefeweizen

Full Sail Session Wheat Hefeweizen bottle glass

Full Sail Brewing is continuing to build its Session brand with new Session Wheat American-style Hefeweizen. It’s been an interesting past year or two for Full Sail Brewing, which sold to a private equity firm, expanded Session to an IPA, Export Lager and Cream Ale, and will soon be contract brewing for Laurelwood Brewing. Sales are slightly up at the Hood River-based brewer since it began to focus on the Session lineup, while other beers like the Brewmaster’s Reserve series are no more. It makes sense,  as lagers and sessionable ales are hot right now, and for the most part Full Sail has really excelled at lagers.

Session Wheat premium American-style Hefeweizen. Session Wheat is medium bodied and refreshing, featuring aromas of malted wheat with a citrusy hop finish.

“With Session Wheat, we have put our state-of-the-art mash filter to the test,” says Executive Brewmaster James Emmerson. “It allows us to use a substantial portion of unmalted wheat in the grist, which imparts a wonderful wheat character in the finished beer,” Emmerson adds.

As with all great Hefeweizens drawing upon their German roots, just enough residual yeast remains to give it a hazy golden pour. “Grown in the northwest, brewed in the northwest, Session Wheat is naturally hazy with a delicate crispness and a clean finish,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. “It’s a refreshing, easy-drinking addition to our Session lineup.”


Session Wheat Premium Hefeweizen will be available year round in Session’s signature 11 oz. stubby bottles in 12-packs, 6-packs and on draft. 5.4% ABV, 24 IBUs. When it grains, it pours!

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