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Full Sail Celebrates the Columbia Gorge with its New Strong Current Double IPA Series
Full Sail Brewing Co.’s Strong Current Series launches its first of three seasonal double IPAs with striking can design by Pacific Northwest-based Ambient honoring Full Sail’s sense of place in the Pacific Northwest.
Brewing award-winning beer has always been about persistence and instinct, like salmon swimming upstream in the mighty Columbia River’s current. For more than 30 years, Full Sail brewmasters have embodied that spirit. The new Strong Current Double IPA Series springs from the brewery’s “E.I.G.H.T” principles: commitment to the Environment, natural Ingredients like the pristine water that flows from Mt. Hood, the spectacular Geography of the Columbia River Gorge, the brewery’s original craft Heritage, and of course, the complex, balanced Taste of Full Sail beers.
“The home of our brewery in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge has always been a big influence on our beers, our mission, and the lifestyles of its employees,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss. “Our new Strong Current series is a way for us to celebrate and highlight this heritage in a new, fresh and really tasty way.” IPA lovers will want to try each of the three Strong Current Series Double IPAs throughout the year.
First up, this October through December, is Full Sail’s traditional holiday favorite and four-time gold medal winner, because it’s just not the holidays unless you Wreck the Halls. A sublime hybrid of an American-style Double IPA and a Winter Warmer, Wreck the Halls has comforting notes from pale and crystal malts and copious quantities of Centennial hops for a bold brew that celebrates the season. ABV 8.5%, 68 IBUs.
From January to June, Haze of the Gods Double IPA is a heavenly hop-fueled expedition that’s juicy, balanced and never bitter. ABV 8.5%, 35 IBUs.
Then from June to September, Lazy Summer Haze, this hazy, juicy IPA is the perfect quencher for a lazy summer day – or night. A big charge of Sabro hops adds hints coconut and tangerine. We followed that with additions of Mosaic and Ekuanot hops to layer subtle but complex notes of citrus, mango and melon. ABV 8.5%, 35 IBUs.
And just as the seasons change, Wreck the Halls will return again from September to December 2021. Strong Current Double IPAs will be available in 16 oz can 4-packs and on draft in 1/2 and 1/6 BBLs.