Pacific Northwest – So admittedly if you have visited a nearby grocery store, you probably have seen this cranberry colored bomber resting on the shelf alongside some other holiday classics. But for those uninitiated, let us introduce you to a returning favorite in the Northwest, Wreck the Halls.
Wreck the Halls is a sublime hybrid of an American style IPA with a “Winter Warmer” style strong ale. The result is a bold beer that celebrates the holidays with an intriguing blend of Centennial hops providing elegant citrus notes balanced by a backdrop of a rich caramel malt body. Wreck the Halls is dry hopped further, thereby amplifying the aroma and flavor. A perfect way to celebrate the season, Wreck the Halls will be available in specialty beer stores and pubs on draught and in 22oz bottles early November through December. ABV 6.5%, IBU 68. –source, Full Sail Brewing
With thoughts still fresh after our impressions from another Winter Ale, we can’t help but get antsy over the chance to check into a near bottleshop or grocer and pick this one up.
“Wreck the Halls is part of our rotating selection of Brewmaster Reserve beers. Every eight to ten weeks we come out with a different beer that showcases the brewer’s art. We began the program back in 1998 as a way of celebrating our independence and creativity,” said Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, Irene Firmat.
Also, look for the announcement regarding the upcoming Brewmaster Series for the 2011 calendar year, to be announced on here soon.
About Full Sail Brewing Company
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 23 years. Committed to brewing great beer and sustainable practices their award winning brews are now available in 27 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