One of the most wonderful parts of being an Oregon brewer is that we have all the hop fields so close by, and at harvest, we can smell as the air brightens with the wonderful aroma of hops. Our 26th anniversary beer is a tribute to all those hop growers, whose family farms have been passed on generation to generation, and like our barley farmers, grow one of the four foundations for all brews. Without the farmers and their dedication to their craft – we could not pursue our craft. Deep in the Willamette Valley, at Sodbuster Hop Farm, there is an entire field of Salmon Safe Cascade hops that are grown especially for Full Sail, and it is in the spirit of this aromatic partnership that we brewed our 26th anniversary beer – Full Sail “26” Cascade Pilsner.
“26” is a Northwest take on a European classic and features intense aromas of pine and spice with citrus notes and is supported by a medium body, dry malty palate, and is balanced with a long, clean, herbal hop finish. (ABV 6% IBU 60) It will be available throughout our 26th year on draft and in 22 oz bottles.
“On September 27, 1987 we opened our doors to living the dream. A dream to open a small brewery that focused on quality, creativity, and authenticity. A brewery that we would run with respect for our employees, the environment, and our community. A brewery that reflected our deep respect for the art and science of brewing. So here we are 26 years later. Very humbled, grateful, and amazed that we got here in one piece. Still a mix of beer geeks and boardheads. Still independent. Still trying to find that perfect balance between art and commerce, work and play, inspiration and perspiration. We are very grateful to our fellow employee owners, our distributors, and our retail partners, all who helped to make our dream real and thriving for 26 years. And mostly, we are deeply grateful to every one of our customers who have toasted, celebrated, quenched their thirst, and enjoyed our beers over the last 26 years. We thank you all for living the dream along with us,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s CEO & Founder.