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September 10, 2008

Full Sail Brewing Celebrates 21 Years with “21”

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Written by: BeerMagDerek

Hood River Oregon – “Over the last year, we have been working on a special beer to celebrate a special occasion – the brewery’s 21st birthday which is coming up in September. This means we are finally old enough to drink our own beer. They say your 21st birthday is a rite of passage – the milepost that marks your evolution from child to adult, with all the attendant privileges & responsibilities. We say it’s a great excuse to brew a killer doppelbock. Concocted by our brew crew in celebration of our epic and glorious 21st birthday, we bring you “21” a deep amber colored lager brewed in the doppelbock style,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster.

“Twenty-one years ago, we dreamed of opening a brewery. That dream became a reality, and now here we are celebrating our 21st birthday. Our little brewery never would have made it without the support of friends, fans, and family over the years. Many thanks for all you’ve done to help us reach our 21st birthday,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s CEO and Founder.

You’re invited to come celebrate Full Sail’s “twenty-onederful years” and raise a toast to 21 with the Full Sail crew. The brewery will launch “21” at their Tasting Room and Pub on Thursday, September 25 at 5:00pm. This same evening, the brewery will tap a keg of 15 year old Full Sail Porter and launch their seasonal Brewmaster Dinners with a four course Brewmaster Dinner menu featuring “21”. The brewery will continue to offer the special menu every Thursday night that takes you through four different courses with a special beer pairing with each course. The menu will change based on the seasonality of the ingredients and the release of the brewery’s seasonal and reserve programs. The cost of the dinner including beer is $25 per person. The Brewery will begin serving the menu at 5:00PM. Quantities are limited. (Full Sail’s regular menu will also be available.) The brewery will also tap a keg of 21 at their Riverplace Brewery in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, Oct 1 at 5:00 pm. For a complete list of Full Sail’s birthday festivities or to send a birthday message to the Full Sail Crew visit

“This beer is a labor of love. From brewhouse to bottle, 21 was given the care that only an employee-owner can provide with all the time and attention that a beer this special deserves. Summer’s brewing gives this beer a luxurious 12 weeks of lagering creating a deep amber colored brew in the German Doppelbock style. Its ample malt body complements the generous warming alcohol with just a hint of Noble hop character. 21 will be released in specially hand labeled bottles this September. Tastes like a great way to celebrate your birthday,” added Emmerson. 21 is part of Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve line up. This special anniversary beer will be available in 22 oz bottles in limited quantities in September.

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. The Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar since 1987. Their award winning brews are now available in nineteen 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.

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