Hood River, OR – It never seems to end for the folks at Hood River’s Full Sail Brewing, the awards that is. Recent update from the brewery is that they are the recipient of another award in the Premium Lager category.
Winner of the Best Premium Lager isn’t anything new to this brewery ever since this beer was introduced. Besides Session and the Premium Lager category there was some 500 entries from 27 countries, competing as well..
However, it wasn’t until last Wednesday (7/28) that the names were read. Here is what Full Sail had to say regarding this award.
Session Premium Lager from Full Sail Brewing Company was named "America's Best Premium Lager" at the 2010 World Beer Awards. Following four rounds of judging, the winners were chosen by the international, highly respected judging panel. Judges blind-tasted beers from over five hundred entries in twenty-seven countries and the top winners were announced Wednesday, July 28th, at the World Beer Awards ceremony at The Hurlingham Club is in south west London.
“To be recognized at the World Beer Awards for a second time is a great honor. With both Session and Session Black our brewers at Full Sail have hand crafted world class lagers. Balanced, elegant, and with a smoothness that belies their complexity, Session is really a brand that reaches beyond traditional expectations,” says Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster.
Since its release in 2005, Session Premium lager has earned six gold medals and was named “The World’s Best Premium Lager, at the 2007 World Beer Awards. Session Premium Lager is a classic all malt continental pilsner, brewed with American and European hops for a wonderful noble hop aroma and two-row barley malt – with a touch of wheat malt – for a pleasant, refreshing finish. –source, Full Sail Brewing
Congrats again guys on your latest achievement. We can imaging the trophy case is getting a bit full right now.
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 one 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. www.fullsailbrewing.com