Malt Liquor. What comes to mind? Is it bottles of Mickey’s in the classic green bottles? Maybe it’s a Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Or is it maybe something else?
Honestly we can’t tell you what a Malt Liquor is because the big wigs at Coors, Miller, and Budweiser; have done a great job of promoting of what it isn’t. Truth is, the style Malt Liquor, if done right, can be a pretty interesting beer. Which is why we are always happy when a brewery from the Northwest releases one.
This time around the folks from Hood River are taking a shot at Malt Liquor by allowing one their brewers to produce another Brewer’s Share beer.
Full Sail Brewing is proud to announce the release of another beer in their Brewer’s Share Series – Big Daddy J’s Malt Liquor, developed by Assistant Brewing Supervisor, Jason Muñoz. In 2008 Full Sail Brewing created their small batch Brewer’s Share series as an opportunity for each of their individual brewers to express their creations to be shared on tap exclusively in their pub. Since their crew came up with so many great beers, they decided to share a selection of them with beer lovers everywhere. The beer will be released in 22oz. bottles and on draft in September.
“As an independent and employee owned brewery, you know that we put our hearts and souls into every drop. With Brewer’s Share we’re proud to showcase the people behind our award winning brews by introducing our individual brewers by name and beer,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s CEO and Founder.
As a new dad and a graduate of Oregon State University’s Brewing Sciences program, Jason celebrates his inner college student and his new station in life with Big Daddy J. Big Daddy J is a malt liquor that is perfectly balanced so that it's clean and drinkable smoothness makes that 8% alcohol go down so easily. It’s golden in color and hopped with Hallertau Hersbrucker hops, IBU 28. BDJ redefines what malt liquor can be when brewed by a very talented craft brewer and new dad.
About Brewer’s Share
The inspiration for the name “Brewer’s Share” came from that mysterious portion that vanishes from a barrel during aging that brewers refer to as the “angel’s share,” and that led to “Brewer’s Share,” an equally mysterious offering that appears during inspiration. Brewer’s Share can also mean a unit of ownership, as in stock. Consider this program to be an Initial Pub Offering (IPO). Whenever you purchase a Brewer’s Share you get a unit of ownership – one share of the batch. As a shareholder you have the right to consume the beverage. In doing so you will also be investing in the public good – as each brewer not only chooses the recipe, they choose a local charity or organization that will benefit from each bottle sold – Which can bring an excellent return on ingestion (ROI).
As stated above, each brewer is allowed to promote a charity as a way of giving back to those less fortunate. For his part, Jason has chosen Helping Hands Against Violence which is dedicated to serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by focusing attention on said issues through education and outreach.
Look for this beer to be featured on draught and in limited edition 22oz bottles.
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 our 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, Wassail, Session Premium, Session Black, and Session Fest lager. Founded in 1987, the Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar for 25 years. Committed to brewing great beer and sustainable practices their award winning brews are now available in 29 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. Visit us online at http://www.fullsailbrewing.com or on Facebook and Twitter.