A few unmistakable signs tell us when winter has arrived here in Hood River. The waterfalls in the Gorge start kicking out the jams. The snow report for the back country regains its hold over us. And the Wassail starts flowing once again. We’ve brewed Wassail every holiday season since 1988, and it’s now as much a part of the festivities as sharing a roaring fire with our closest family and friends.
It's no wonder this multi-medal winning Winter Warmer is one of our favorite beers to brew. Choosing our ingredients for Wassail is like taking time to choose the perfect gift. Each year we carefully select the best hops and malts to brew this special beer. This year’s Wassail is brewed with a range of caramel and dark chocolate malts giving it a deep mahogany color and a full malty body. We used a blend of Pacific Northwest hops for a pleasant hoppy aroma and finish creating a deliciously balanced beer that appeals to both hop and malt lovers alike. In other words, a Christmas miracle.
This platinum and 13-time gold medal winner is available in 6-packs and on draft October to December.
Food Pairings: Red meat such as steaks, prime rib, beef Wellington and burgers. Other meats include ribs, brats, roasted turkey or chicken, pork tenderloin, venison and lamb. Pepper-crusted ahi tuna, oysters and salmon chowder. Garlic mashed potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, Walla Walla sweet onions. Toasted walnuts, spicy roasted almonds and pecans served with baked brie. Mincemeat pie, gingerbread, pumpkin ice cream or over vanilla ice cream.
About the Pub Series: Like a portal to our pub, seasonal brews only available for a limited time (get ’em while they’re cold) give you a taste of the pints and people that celebrate the Pacific Northwest. Perched high on a hill in Hood River, Oregon, Full Sail overlooks the truly spectacular Columbia River Gorge and has been brewing award-winning, ridiculously tasty craft beer using responsibly sourced, local ingredients since 1987.
From our pub to your place – Cheers!