Full Sail Brewing Welcomes Oregon Craft Beer Month

Sunny days, warm winds and refreshing beers to enjoy with friends, summer has finally arrived! To welcome the season and Oregon Craft Beer Month, Full Sail will release a new beer in their Brewer’s Share line up: Jimvar Bohemian Pilsner brewed by Brewmaster Jim Kelter. Brewed with 2-row pale malt, and Czech Saaz hops, this well rounded lager, with its clean palate and spicy hop character, is the perfect brew for summertime. Jimvar is crisp, refreshing, and invites pure contentment with every sip. (ABV 5.6% IBU 34)

“Given the opportunity to contribute to Full Sail’s line of Brewer’s Share beers this summer (and my family’s Bohemian roots) my decision to brew a Bohemian Pilsner was a natural choice. Bohemians, have a long, proud brewing heritage dating back to the 13th century; ample time to perfect their craft. This is evident in their signature beer style, Pilsner, first rolled out in the mid 1800s and widely emulated since then. I’ve joined the fray with Jimvar. Included in your summertime pursuits, may this beer provide as much enjoyment to you as I had brewing it,” said Kelter.

Full Sail has scheduled two “Meet the Brewmaster and the Beer” events to showcase this new beer. The first Meet Brewmaster and the Beer event will be at Full Sail at Riverplace in Portland, Tuesday, June 21 from 5:00 – 6:30PM. The second is at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, on Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:00 to 6:30PM. Join the Full Sail crew to celebrate and toast a pint of this new brew.

With each Brewer’s Share series beer, Full Sail picks a local charity to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer. Jim has chosen to support the FISH Food Bank, and every keg of Jimvar benefits this volunteer organization. Their mission is to help alleviate hunger by distributing food regularly and on an emergency basis, regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation and in a friendly, instant, sympathetic, helpful, nonjudgmental and confidential manner.

The Brewer’s Share series is a line-up of small batch draft beers where each Full Sailor takes a turn hand-crafting their own single batch recipe and a portion of the proceeds benefit a local charity of their choosing. Full Sail’s Brewer’s Share beers will only be available on tap at Full Sail’s Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, Oregon, and at Full Sail’s Brewery at Riverplace, in Portland, Oregon. Growlers to go are available. Jimvar will also be featured at the Oregon Craft Beer Month Kick Off Dinner and Beer Tasting on July 1 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon and at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park July 27 – 30th. The next Brewer’s Share will be brewed by Brewer Dan Peterson and is expected in late Mid September.
In recognition of the positive impact that Oregon craft brewers have made to our communities, the entire month of July has been designated by the Governor as Oregon Craft Beer Month. “It is an honor to brew a beer for Oregon Craft Beer Month with one of my own recipes,” added Kelter.

About Full Sail Brewing Company:
The independent and employee-owned Full Sail Brewery is perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the most epic wind and kite surfing spot in the world. At this very moment 47 specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. Among the company’s most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Pale, LTD, Session and Session Black Premium lager. Founded in 1987, the Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar for 24 years. Committed to brewing great beer and sustainable practices their award winning brews are now available in 27 states. The Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com

About Oregon Craft Beer Month:
The breweries of Oregon and the products they produce are known around the world for quality and innovation. More importantly, beer culture is an ingrained piece of the social fabric of our great state. Beer means more here, welcome to Beervana.
For more information about Oregon Craft Beer Month and a list of brewery celebrations throughout the state please visit: http://www.oregoncraftbeermonth.com