Full Sail Brewing Welcomes Oregon Craft Beer Month with New Brewer’s Share Beer

Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter

Brewery Invites you to Meet the Brewmaster and the Beer

Full Sail Jimvar Bohemian PilsnerHood River, Oregon –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 myfamily’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.

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