Beer Release: (NW) Coming Soon … Full Sail Brewing Company’s LTD 05 ‘amber’ Lager

image of LTD 05 courtesy of Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River, OR – Another in the LTD Series soon will be on the shelves and we are glad to see another LTD arrive in the Northwest.

Short for Limited, this Lager-only series has been a rewarding gamble for the brewery known mostly for their abundance of ales.

But what the heck is a LTD? Here is what CEO and Founder Irene Firmat had to say regarding the LTD (or as she puts it, Live The Dream) series of lagers.

“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,” added Firmat.

For us though we were admittedly curious what made the fight beer so unique.

“We brewed this beer as a celebration of lagers, and like the other beers in our LTD series, it allows us to explore a classic lager profile and intertwine our own passion as an American craft brewer. LTD 05, exploring its Viennese roots, is a copper colored beer with great harmony that is refreshingly round and smooth, balanced with a hint of dark roast that enhances its floral hoppy finish,” said Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson. LTD 05 has been brewed, bottled, and kegged and is now shipping from the brewery.

Finally what’s a beer release notice with a bit of beer geek lore.

LTD 05 registers “medium” on the “Malt-O-Meter” that is featured on the six packs. Beer aficionados, or the aspiring ones, will enjoy the bottom of the six-pack that features an easy-to-read chart of “Today’s Recipe,” including Willamette, Glacier and Czech Saaz Hops, Pale, Chocolate and Caramel malts, Plato (14 degrees), IBU (28), alcohol by volume ABV (5.6%) and any special ingredients.

Starting in March and running through June of this year look for LTD 05 to be available until the return of LTD 03. As always if this beer isn’t anywhere on the shelves by March, ask your grocer to get some!

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 andsustainable practices their award winningbrews 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

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