HOOD RIVER, OR — Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are named for the multitudes of cascading waters that rush from their glacial peaks. Oregon’s rushing rivers, cascading streams and thundering waterfalls all flow through the deep forests and rolling foothills. It is from these epic elevations that every batch of Full Sail beer sources its water. Full Sail’s new Brewmaster Reserve release, Elevation Imperial IPA, is brewed to celebrate these snow-capped mountains and their bounty of pristine, crystal clear water.
This Imperial IPA’s full malt body is elevated by the richness of hop flavor and bitterness. Generous amounts of Citra, Chinook, Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops give this beer a wonderful aroma of orange zest and lemon. The citrus from the hops is complemented by a caramel biscuity malt flavor that comes from the pale and crystal malts blend. Elevation finishes balanced with a pronounced hop kick. Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught from June to September. ABV 7.5% IBUs: 80
“We are excited to add this new brew to our Brewmaster Reserve Line-up, as a small, independent craft brewer we have the freedom to be creative and explore different beer styles. Every eight to ten weeks we come out with a different beer that showcases the brewer’s art. We began the program back in 1998 as a way of celebrating our independence and creativity,” said Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, Irene Firmat.
The next beer in Full Sail’s 2011 Brewmaster Reserve program with be Sanctuary, a Belgian Dubbel, and will be released in September. Click here for a full list of Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve beers.