Hood River, Oregon – Full Sail Brewing Company is proud to announce the newest beer in their Brewer’s Share line up, “Cölesch,” a Kölsch style beer developed and brewed by Full Sail brewer, Cole Hackbarth. Cole was inspired to brew an easy drinking, light, dry beer as an alternative to the big malt and high hop styles that tend to be brewed this time of year. To put a distinct American spin on this traditional German style, Cole used the new and hard to find Citra hop variety. He single hopped with the Citra for bittering and aroma, and then used a Citra dry-hop during fermentation to add even more hop flavor and aroma. The malt bill includes German Vienna malt and wheat in addition to the pale malt. Both an ale and lager yeast strains were used during a cooler than normal fermentation. ABV 5.6% IBU 41
You are invited to swing by and raise a toast with brewer Cole Hackbarth and the Full Sail Crew to “Meet the Brewer and the Beer” at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:00 to 6:30PM or at Full Sail at Riverplace in Portland, Monday, December 7th from 5:00 – 6:30PM. www.fullsailbrewing.com
The Brewer’s Share series is a line up of small batch draft beers where each of the Full Sail brewers takes a turn hand-crafting a single batch recipe of their choosing. Full Sail’s Brewer’s Share beers will be exclusively available on tap at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, Oregon, and at Full Sail’s Brewery at Riverplace, in Portland, Oregon. Growlers to go are also available. The next Brewer’s Share will be crafted by Full Sail’s Collin Godkin and is expected in late January.