Those who live in Oregon, already know what month it is. It's the start of Oregon Craft Beer Month.
Centered on celebrating beer in the Beaver state, Oregon Craft Beer Month is an excellent time to visit local pubs, alehouses, restaurants and breweries, throughout Oregon.
The fact that OCBM occurs this July hasn't been lost on Full Sail, as they release another Brewer's Share beer.
"The Brewer’s Share series is a line-up of small batch beers where each Full Sailor takes a turn hand-crafting their own single batch recipe and a portion of the proceeds benefit a local charity of their choosing. Francisco has chosen to support the Hood River Valley Adult Center Meals on Wheels Sponsor a Senior program."
Named after the 'shiftie' (the 1st beer a brewery crew drinks, after work), brewer Francisco Farias is happy release "Farias Clara Helles Lager". As Francisco puts it, Farias “The name says it all, as ‘Clara’ means ‘clear’ in Spanish. I thought this style would be the perfect shift beer to share with the crew on the warm summer afternoons that July will bring.”
Clara is brewed with a combination of Wheat, Pilsner, and Pale Malts - before being hopped with a small amount of Saaz in the boil, and hopped with Perle and Saaz are added in the whirlpool.
"This highly drinkable beer is straw blonde in color and pours crystal clear in the glass. It has a light body and a delicate hop flavor, with a dry clean finish."
“Cheers to Full Sail for giving me this great opportunity to become a Brewer and to make my own beer,” added Francisco. (ABV 6 IBU 25).
Look for draft and bottled (22oz) versions of Farias Clara Helles Lager, throughout the Pacific Northwest, thru September.
About Full Sail Brewing Company:
Founded in 1987, 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. Over the last 26 years, Full Sail has collected more than 300 national and international awards for their beers and sustainable practices, including 130 Gold medals and was recently named Craft Brewer of the Year by Beverage World Magazine for their 26 years of “sustainable stewardship, quality, consistency and operational ingenuity. Among the company’s most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Limited Lager Series, Pub Ale Series, Session, Session Black, and Session Fest lagers. At this very moment their specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. The Full Sail Brew Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view.
Northwest Beer Guide