Hood River, Oregon – Full Sail Brewing Company’s Session and Session Black lagers were recently honored with gold medals at the 2014 United States Open Beer Championships. According to Beerinfo.com, these gold medals combined with results from Great American Beer Festival® and Ratebeer.com rank Session and Session Black #1 in the “Top Ten List of lagers Brewed in the United States.” Session is ranked the #1 American Pilsner, and Session Black is ranked #1 in the Munchner Dunkel category.
“This is such an extraordinary accomplishment. The sophistication and complexity of lager beers highlight a brewer’s skill and passion for quality. Over the years, this passion and commitment to hands-on quality brewing has earned us a long list of over 300 awards and accolades, including 140 gold medals. To be named #1 is a testament to the craftsmanship that comes with our 27 years of brewing. Balance and elegance are our defining brewery characteristics and we’re thrilled to once again earn the highest awards for our beers. We don’t brew our beers to win medals, but we’re honored when we do. Our customers are the ultimate judges and we strive to consistently brew all our beers with them in mind. This is further validation of renowned beer writer John Foyston’s declaration that Full Sail is ‘Oregon's biggest, best lager brewery.’ Thanks to all our beer fans and friends for your ongoing support,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster.
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 140 Gold medals and was recently named Craft Brewer of the Year by Beverage World Magazine for their 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