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Full Sail Brewing Company Releases Session Fest for the Holidays

September 30, 2011


Hood River, Or – Full Sail Brewing is excited to announce a new addition to the Session family of beers – Session Fest. It’s a holiday beer that comes in a stubby little bottle, makes a great stocking stuffer, and is the perfect beer to leave by the fireplace for Santa or to share with friends and family who may appreciate an approachable, yet flavorful holiday beer.

Session Fest Bottle

“When we decided to brew a special Session for the holidays, we knew right away what color it had to be: Red (and full-bodied). Next, we considered what kind of head it should have. Bright white was the obvious answer. And as for the label? Gotta be green, right? So there you have it. A new Session all decked out for holidays, ready to spread joy and cheer. Happy Holidays to one and all! And have a good Session,” said Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s Founder and CEO.

According to Full Sail Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson, “Session Fest is a Czech-style strong lager (gotta love the Czechs!) called polotmavé or literally “light dark or semi-dark.” Brewed with 2 Row Pale malt, Munich malt, Caramel malt and Wheat malt, and hopped with a blend of Glaciers and Cascades, Session Fest has a medium-to-full body balancing candy caramel and full malt flavors that are underscored by a spicy hoppiness that provides a nice perfume with citrus and pine overtones and a long clean finish.” 6.2% ABV 26 IBU

“From our Session Lager to our bourbon barrel-aged beers, balance and elegance are our defining brewery characteristics. We don’t brew our beers to win medals, but we are honored when we do,” added Firmat. Since its release in 2005, Session Premium Lager has earned eight gold medals and was recently voted “The Best Craft Lager” by craft beer lovers in a poll conducted by The Full Pint. In 2007 it was named The World’s Best Premium Lager at the World Beer Awards and America's Best Premium Lager at the 2010 World Beer Awards. Session Black, released in 2009, has since earned 6 gold medals and was named “One of America’s Best Beers” by Men’s Journal Magazine. Both of Full Sail’s Session lagers have truly earned their place at the bar. Not to mention the barbeque. To view a list of Full Sail’s awards visit www.fullsailbrewing.com/awards.


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