Awards

Full Sail Brewing’s Awards

From our Session Lager to our bourbon barrel-aged beers, balance and elegance are our defining brewery characteristics. We don’t brew our beers to win medals, but we are honored when we do. We know that you, our customers, are the ultimate judges and we strive to consistently brew complex, balanced beers with you in mind. Over the years, our passion and commitment have earned us a long list of over 300 awards and accolades including 150 Gold Medals. Thanks to all our beer fans and friends for your ongoing support. Cheers – The Full Sail Crew


Brewery Awards

Save On Energy – Green Breweries Across the United States 2016
New York International Beer Competition Oregon Craft Brewery of the Year, 2015
Beverage World Magazine Craft Brewer of the Year 2014
Triple Pundit Top Ten Sustainable U.S. Breweries 2014
Travel Oregon Gold Level Recognition for Sustainability 2013
New York International Beer Competition Oregon Brewery of the Year, 2013
Outside Magazine Best Places to Work 2012
One of the Most Sustainable American Breweries 2011 ChasingGreen.Org
Most Sustainable Brewery in Oregon 2010 GOOD.IS
Top 8 Green US Breweries 2009 Huffingtonpost.com
Recycleworks Award City of Portland Office of Sustainability and Planning


Year Round Brews

 

Amber AleWorld Beer Championships, Gold Medal, Amber Ale, 2015

  • U.S. Open Beer Championship, Gold Medal, Amber Ale, 2016
  • World Beer Championships, Gold Medal, Amber Ale, 2015
  • World Beer Awards, Gold Medal & The Americas Best, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional, 90 points, 2014
  • Best of Craft Beer Awards, Gold Medal, American Amber, 2014
  • World Beer Awards, Gold Medal & World’s Best, 2013
  • Denver International Beer Competition, Gold Medal, 2013
  • Great International Beer & Cider Competition Gold – 1st Place American Ale 2010
  • San Diego County Fair Gold Medal 2008
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2008
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2007
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2006
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2005
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2004
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2003
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2001
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 2000
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 1999
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 1998
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 1996
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Exceptional 1994
  • Great American Beer Festival® Gold Medal 1989
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, Amber Ale Category, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2015
  • World Beer Awards, Silver Medal, Amber Pale Ale, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 87 Points, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2012
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2011
  • US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal 2010
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2010
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2009
  • San Diego County Fair Silver Medal 2009
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 1997
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 1995
  • LA International Beer Competition, American-Style Amber/Red Ale, Bronze Medal, 2014
  • L.A. County Fair Bronze Medal, American Style Amber 2011
  • New Zealand Beer Awards Bronze Medal 2006
  • Great International Beer & Cider Competition 3rd Place American Amber Ale 2013
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine 90 Points, Superb – Highly Recommended 2010
  • Beer Connoisseur 95 Points, “The quintessential American amber ale” 2010
  • Draft Magazine 92 Points “Exceptional” 2010
  • Businessweek Magazine Best Beers in America 2008
  • Rate Beer.com One of Top Breweries in the World 2004
  • Celebrator Beer News Five Stars, Exceptional 2004
  • Beer Advocate “A-” Rating, Excellent 2002
  • American Tasting Institute Taste Award of Excellence 2000
  • Bon Appetit Magazine Recommended Taste Panel Report 1994
  • Chefs of America Award of Merit 1993
  • Leading Consumer Reports Magazine “One of the Top Three Beers in the US” 1996
  • Michael Jackson, Author Three Stars 1989

Full Sail IPA

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, American Style IPA Category, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2015
  • World Beer Awards, Gold Medal & The Americas Best Golden Ale, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2014
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition Gold Medal, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 91 Points, Exceptional 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2012
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2011
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2010
  • Denver International Beer Competition Gold Medal 2010
  • US Open Beer Championships Gold Medal 2009
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2009
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2008
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2007
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2006
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2005
  • World Beer Awards Silver Medal, Golden Pale Ale, 2015
  • New York International Beer Competition, Silver Medal, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, American Style IPA, 2015
  • Denver International Beer Competition, Silver Medal, 2013
  • New York International Beer Competition Silver Medal, 2013
  • Denver International Beer Competition, Silver Medal, 2012
  • LA County Fair Silver Medal, 2012
  • US Open Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2012
  • Denver International Beer Competition, Silver Medal, 2011
  • Denver International Beer Competition, Best in Show, Silver Medal 2010
  • LA County Fair Bronze Medal, 2010
  • LA County Fair Bronze Medal, 2009
  • World Beer Championships “Best Beer of 2010 & 2011”
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine 90 Points, Superb – Highly Recommended 2010
  • Draft Magazine 89 Points, “Delicious” 2006
  • All About Beer Magazine Highly Recommended 2005

Full Sail Pilsner

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Pilsner, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Pilsner, 2015
  • U.S. Open Beer Championship, Gold Medal, Amber Ale, 2015
  • Colorado State Fair, Gold Medal, Pilsner, 2014
  • Denver International Beer Competition, Gold Medal, German Pilsner, 2014
  • Best of Craft Beer Awards, Gold Medal, American Lager, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 91 points, 2013
  • The US Beer Tasting Championships Best of the PNW Pilsner 2014
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, Pilsner Lager, 2014
  • World Beer Awards Bronze Medal, The Americas German Pilsner Lager, 2014

Full Sail Pub Series

Full Sail Nut Brown

  • World Beer Championships, Gold Medal, American Style Brown Ale Category, 2016
  • World Beer Championships, Gold Medal, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 1996
  • Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal, 1989
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 1997

Full Sail Oktoberfest Lager

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Amber Lager, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Marzen/Octoberfest Lager, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Märzen/Octoberfest Lager, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, “Exceptional,” 1999
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 1998
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 1997
  • World Beer Championships, Silver Medal, 88 Points, Highly Recommended, 2013

ESB – Extra Special Bitter

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 90 Points, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 90 Points, 2013
  • Denver International Beer Competition, Bronze Medal, Pale Ales/Bitters, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 93 Points, 2012
  • World Beer Championships “Best Beers of 2012”

Wassail

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 94 Points, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 93 Points, “Exceptional” 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2012
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2011
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2010
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2009
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2008
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2007
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2006
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2004
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2001
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2000
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 1999
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 1995
  • World Beer Championships “Best Beers of 2012”
  • World Beer Championships “Best Beers of 2011”
  • Denver Post Recommended 2010
  • Wine Enthusiast 95 Points 2010
  • U.S. Beer Tasting Championship Best of the Pacific Northwest 2009
  • Beer Advocate Magazine “A-” Rating, Excellent 2007
  • World Beer Championships Platinum Medal, 96 Points, Superlative 2005

Session

Session Premium Lager

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Munich-Helles, 2015
  • World Beer Awards, USA’s Best Helles/Munchner Lager, 2015
  • Colorado State Fair, Gold Medal, Light Lager, 2015
  • World Beer Awards, Gold Medal, Munich Helles Lager 2014
  • World Beer Awards, Gold Medal & The Americas Best Helles/Munchner Lager, 2014
  • Colorado State Fair, Gold Medal, Light Lager, 2014
  • U.S. Open Beer Championships Gold Medal, American Lager/Pilsener, 2014
  • World Beer Awards, Gold Medal & The Americas Best Helles/Munchner Lager, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 93 Points 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2012
  • U.S. Open Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2012
  • U.S. Open Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2011
  • World Beer Awards Gold Medal & America’s Best Premium Lager 2010
  • LA County Fair Gold Medal, 2010
  • U.S. Open Beer Championship Gold Medal, 2009
  • Great American Beer Festival® Gold Medal, International Pilsner Category, 2008
  • World Beer Awards Gold Medal and World’s Best Premium Lager, 2007
  • North American Beer Awards Gold Medal, 2007
  • West Coast Brewer’s Festival Gold Medal, 2006
  • LA County Fair Gold Medal, 2006
  • World Beer Championships Packaging Gold Medal, 2005
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2005
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, Munich-Helles, 2016
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition, American-Style Lager, Silver Medal, 2014
  • Best of Craft Beer Awards, Silver Medal, Helles Lager, 2014
  • US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal, 2013
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition Silver Medal, 2013
  • Great American Beer Festival® Silver Medal, Munich-Style Helles Category 2012
  • L.A. County Fair Silver Medal, American-Style Premium Lager 2011
  • Colorado State Fair Silver Medal, 2nd Place 2011
  • Denver International Beer Competition Silver Medal 2011
  • US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal, 2010
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2010
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2009
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2008
  • LA County Fair Silver Medal, 2008
  • LA County Fair Silver Medal, 2007
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2007
  • Brew NZ Awards Silver Medal, 2007
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2006
  • Denver International Beer Competition Bronze Medal, 2013, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Bronze Medal, 2011
  • World Beer Cup Bronze Medal, 2006
  • SIP Northwest Magazine, Best Lager of Northwest, 3rd Place, 2015
  • Colorado Craft Lager Festival, Third Place, 2013
  • World Beer Championships “Best Beers of 2012”
  • Colorado Craft Lager Festival Second Place 2009
  • Draft Magazine Recommended 2008
  • Pacific Brew News “Perfect Summertime Beer” 2007
  • Men’s Journal Magazine “One of the Best Beers in America” 2006
  • Pacific Brews News Highest Recommendation 2006

Session Black Premium Lager

  • World Beer Awards, Gold Medal, Dark Lager, 2015
  • Colorado State Fair, Gold Medal, Dark American Lager, 2015
  • Colorado State Fair, Best of Show Beer, 2014
  • Colorado State Fair, Gold Medal, Dark American Lager, 2014
  • U.S. Open Beer Championships Gold Medal, Munchner Dunkel/Dark Category, 2014
  • Best of Craft Beer Awards, Gold Medal, Dark Lager, 2014
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition Gold Medal, 2013
  • U.S. Open Beer Championships Gold Medal 2012
  • Denver International Beer Competition Gold Medal 2012
  • U.S. Open Beer Championships Gold Medal 2011
  • LA County Fair Gold Medal, American Style Dark Lager 2011
  • World Beer Cup® Gold Medal, American Dark Lager Category 2010
  • Great American Beer Festival® Gold Medal, American Dark Lager Category 2009
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal 2009
  • Colorado State Fair Gold Medal, 1st Place, 2009
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, Dark Lager, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, Dark Lager 2014
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal 2013
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition, American-Style Dark Lager, Silver Medal, 2014
  • Denver International Beer Competition Silver Medal, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal 2013
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal 2012
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal 2011
  • Colorado Craft Lager Festival Silver Medal 2011
  • Great American Beer Festival® Silver Medal, American Dark Lager 2011
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal 2010
  • World Beer Awards Bronze Medal, The Americas Dark Lager, 2014
  • Great American Beer Festival® Bronze Medal, American-Style Dark Lager Category, 2012
  • Colorado State Fair Bronze, 3rd Place 2011
  • SIP Northwest Magazine, Best Lager of Northwest, 1st place, 2015
  • Craft Lager Festival, Third, Other Specialty Lager Category, 2013
  • SIP Northwest Magazine, Best Lager of Northwest, 2013
  • Northwest Beer News Readers Choice Award – Best Dark Lager 2011
  • Best Local Beers Portland Monthly Magazine 2010
  • U.S. Open Beer Championships Bronze Medal 2010
  • Draft Magazine 95 Points “A DRAFT Magazine Classic- Top Echelon” 2010
  • Day 50 Drink Recommended 2010
  • San Diego County Fair Bronze Medal 2010
  • Men’s Journal Magazine “One of the Best Beers in America” 2009
  • Modern Brewery Age Recommended 2009
  • The Tasting Panel, Gadd’s Six Pack Recommended 2009

Session IPA

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, American Style Pale Ale Category, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Premium Pale Ale Category, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Pale Ale Category, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, IPA Category, 2014
  • World Beer Awards, Bronze Medal, Pale Ale, 2015

Session Series

Session Golden

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Cream Ale Category, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 90 Points, 2014
  • World Beer Awards, Silver Medal, Dortmunder, 2015

Session Cream

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2015
  • World Beer Awards, USA’s Best Dortmunder, 2015

Session Fest

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Vienna-Style Lager, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 90 Points, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 90 Points, 2011
  • Great International Beer & Cider Competition Silver-2nd Place Amber/Dark Lager 2015
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, Vienna-Style Lager, 2015
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, Vienna Lager, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 89 Points 2012
  • The United States Beer Tasting Championship, “Grand Champion” 2013
  • The United States Beer Tasting Championship, “Best of the Northwest” 2013
  • The United States Beer Tasting Championship, “Best of the Northwest” 2012
  • World Beer Championships “Best Beers of 2011”

Brewmaster Reserve

Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Strong Ale, 2016
  • San Diego International Beer Competition Bronze Medal, Wood and Barrel Aged, 2016

“27” Anniversary Wheatwine Ale

  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2015

Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 92 Points, Exceptional 2012
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2011
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2010
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2009
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2008
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2007
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2006
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2005
  • World Beer Cup Gold Medal 2004
  • North American Brewers Festival Gold Medal 2000
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2001
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2000
  • World Beer Cup Silver Medal 2000
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 1999
  • Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal 1999
  • North American Brewers Festival Silver Medal 1999

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – (formally known as Black Gold)

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal 2012
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 94 Points, “Exceptional” 2011
  • Brew NZ Awards Gold Medal, 2007
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal 2009
  • Great American Beer Festival® Silver Medal, Wood-Aged Strong Beers Category 2006
  • Draft Magazine 94 Point Rating 2012
  • Wine Enthusiasts 92 Point Rating one of the “Top 25 Beers of 2011”
  • Men’s Journal Magazine One of “the best” in the USA, 2011
  • Alcohol Reviews.com Perfect Score, Five Star Rating 2008

Wreck the Halls

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2014
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2013
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2011
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2009
  • World Beer Championships Silver Medal, 2010
  • World Beer Championships “Best Beers of 2012”
  • Beer Advocate Recommended 2009

Slipknot IPA

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, Imperial IPA Category, 2016
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2010
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2008
  • Alcohol Reviews.com Perfecet Score-Five Star Rating, 2008

Hop Pursuit

  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2011
  • World Beer Championships Gold Medal, 2010