Full Sail’s Spring Lineup Blooms with Hop Pursuit IPA and Blood Orange Wheat Ale
The two new beers are launching in the brewery’s newly rebranded look
Hood River, Oregon – March 22, 2016 – Not only is Full Sail’s packaging completely new, but the longstanding craft brewery is keeping things fresh by adding two new brews to their lineup – Hop Pursuit IPA and Blood Orange Wheat Ale.
“Hop Pursuit is the ultimate celebration of Oregon agriculture and Pacific Northwest hops,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. Brewers shoot a wonderfully hoppy surplus of Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, and Simcoe into the fermenter using the Hop Shooter, dry hopping the beer and enhancing the aroma of pineapple and late hop flavors. Piney and mango notes follow with a mid-palate hint of honey. Two-Row Northwest Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts provide the right amount of malt character. Balanced by a clean, caramel malt body, Hop Pursuit’s multi-layered hop flavors lead to a crisp, assertive finish. Like the Pacific Northwest, this IPA has hops for days.
Blood Orange Wheat Ale joins the illustrious brews in the Full Sail Pub Series, a rotating series that bottles the best of the brewery’s Hood River drafts. “Blood orange, with its berry and orange notes, provides a delicate twist to this refreshing brew,” says Full Sail Executive Brewmaster Jamie Emmerson of the new Blood Orange Wheat Ale. Brewed with 2-Row Northwest Pale, malted and unmalted wheat, and a hint of citrus, Blood Orange Wheat Ale has a medium malt body with subtle orange and a crisp wheat finish. “We’re really excited to add Blood Orange Wheat Ale to our rotating Pub Series,” says Kelter, “and we’re particularly thrilled to see it launched with our newly rebranding packaging designs.”
Hop Pursuit Northwest India Pale Ale is available year round in 6-packs, on draft, and in the Full Sail Trophy Case variety 12-pack. 6.5% ABV, 65 IBUs.
Blood Orange Wheat Ale is available April through August in 6-packs, on draft, and in the Full Sail Trophy Case variety 12-pack. 5.2% ABV, 23 IBUs.