Portland, OR - The awards just keep on coming for Full Sail (see previously mentioned 'Official Statement') and their brewery in the Gorge.
Named the Orchid Award for outstanding achievement, Full Sail's Co-Founder Irene Firmat was named "Woman Executive of the Year for Small and Medium Business" in recognition of her contribution to the community, demonstrating exceptional leadership, and professional accomplishment. During the awards acceptance Firmat had this to say about the Orchid Award.
"I am very grateful for this award because it acknowledges all the passion and commitment that our team at Full Sail puts in every day. It is a team that I am very proud to be a part of. It is also exciting to see a Oregon brewery being recognized as it highlights the importance of the Oregon Craft Beer industry to the Oregon economy,"-source, Full Sail Brewery's Irene Firmat at the PBJ's Orchid Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to Irene for your self-less efforts being recognized by your peers.
For more information regarding the 2009 Portland Business Journal Orchid Awards, click on the below link.
The independent and employee-owned Full Sail Brewery is perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the most epic wind and kite surfing spot in the world. At this very moment 47 specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. Among the company's most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Pale, LTD, Session and Session Black Premium lager. Founded in 1987, the Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar for 22 years. Committed to brewing great beer and sustainable practices their award winning brews are now available in twenty states. The Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com