Periodically we revisit a released beer (or series) to draw attention back to a beer that you might have missed. Last week we received word that Full Sail has expanded the number of beers in their LTD Series to 4.
As Full Sail CEO Irene Firmat says …
“Sometimes the best of a brewer’s art, like jazz, can be shown by the notes you don’t play. In our case we bring that elegance of simplicity into our new limited edition lager brewed with one select barley and one of the best Northwest hops. By choosing to focus on these two single “notes” we highlight the finely balanced and complex interplay between the malt and hops. LTD 04 is a beautiful pale-golden color and brewed to highlight the elegant simplicity of both the pale malt and Willamette hops,” … –source, Full Sail Brewery’s CEO Irene Firmat
LTD, as it has in the previous releases, means limited edition, but to Full Sail’s CEO it’s a further echo of their success translated to, Live the Dream.
“We’ve been living out our dream: brewing beer, our own way, in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We dedicate our LTD Series to everyone who’s living the dream, whatever that dream might be.”
“Our LTD Series is a great way to offer our customers a distinctive series of small batch lager beers that celebrate our creativity and honor the rich brewing heritage of great lager beer styles. Each LTD beer showcases an original lager recipe and is only available for a limited time. It lets us explore some of our favorite beer styles and we are thrilled at the response we have generated. Not only do our fans love this series, critics love it too. Since its release in 2007, our LTD Series has brought home 10 gold medals from the World Beer Championships and one from the North American Beer Awards,” –source, Full Sail Brewery’s CEO Irene Firmat
The brewery has also taken a step in the direction of recognizing the budding craft beer enthusiast, as well as the ‘so-called’ experts by associating the beer’s comparative style using their “Malt-O-Meter” featured on the six packs. Additionally they have taken the time to scribe the ingredients that comprised this beer, featured on the bottom of the same six-pack.
Beer Geek Information
… Willamette hops, 2 row pale malt, plato (18 degrees), IBU (45), alcohol by volume (7%) and any special ingredients. –source, Full Sail Brewery’s CEO Irene Firmat
If you haven’t already seen this beer on the shelves, you know what to do. Get it now, between December and March of next year (2011).
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.