Full Sail Brewing Introduces Malted Milkshake-style IPA

We have seen Full Sail Brewing’s new Malted Milkshake-Style IPA in bottles on grocery store shelves for a bit now, but the brewery has now officially announced its inclusion in the lineup. The Hood River-based brewery has taken inspiration from old school diners with checkered floors, soda fountains, and malted milkshakes as inspiration in the naming and branding of this one. Like other so-called Milkshake IPAs, Full Sail’s is brewed with juicy hops and the addition of lactose and oats as well as a touch of vanilla.

More from a press release:

Malted Milkshake-Style IPA is a hazy and hoppy, smooth and creamy, milkshake-style IPA. “We’d been wanting to experiment with the milkshake style, an offshoot of New England Hazy IPAs,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss. “With Malted Milkshake, we really nailed it. It’s unfiltered, not bitter, and there’s tons of aroma packed into a full-bodied, creamy IPA.”

The popularity of milkshake-style IPAs has been growing exponentially and Full Sail was confident its master brewers could add to the category in an original way. Nonfermentable lactose (milk sugars) provide a full-bodied, smooth creaminess while the yeast strain creates a hazy, fruit-forward beer. Big juicy flavor and big juicy hops stand out in new Malted Milkshake-Style IPA brewed with Ekuanot, Denali, Comet, Citra, and Cascade hops, and 2-Row Pale, Wheat, and Oats.

Full Sail is known for brewing balanced and ridiculously tasty beer, and new Malted Milkshake-Style IPA is no exception. It’s a hazy, fruit-forward IPA with notes of sweetness from lactose and a hint of vanilla. Full Sail Malted Milkshake-Style IPA is available now in 6-pack bottles, in the Full Sail Trophy Case and on draft. 6.8% ABV, 40 IBUs.


About Full Sail Brewing Company

Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peak of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including more than 200 gold medals and Beverage World’s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at www.fullsailbrewing.com.

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