Full Sail Brewing, one of the oldest Oregon- based craft breweries, just announced that another of its beloved brews will be packaged in 12 oz. cans. The beer is Full Sail Brewing Blood Orange Wheat Ale and it joins a small but growing number of Full Sail brews that have made the transition to metal.
Brewmaster Jim Kelter says the beer’s popularity and the desire to meet consumer desires with canned packaging convinced Full Sail Brewing to make the move to cans, and on a year- round level.
“Blood Orange Wheat Ale became the favorite of many when we added it to our rotating Pub Series last year, so now we’re thrilled to brew it year-round in 12 oz. cans,” says Kelter.
Full Sail Brewing has seen its share of awards over the years and Blood Orange Wheat, while relatively new, has already garnered its share of critical acclaim. The beer won gold medals at the 2016 World Beer Awards and the 2017 World Beer Championships and it is likely to win more medals in the coming years. The highly drinkable brew is made using Two -Row Northwest Pale, malted and unmalted wheat malts, and a small amount of citrus. The orange and wheat components are obvious, but in spite of its name, Blood Orange Wheat reigns in the fruitiness with only a subtle level of orange flavor.
Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat will be available year- round in 12 oz. aluminum cans. Fans of the bottled version will still be able to pour the beer from glass, but it will be sold in this packaged form only as part of the Pub Series. That means it will only be available in bottles from April to August each year.
Blood Orange Wheat matches up nicely with salads, fruit, certain cheeses, and fruity desserts. The beer is medium bodied and its 5.2 percent alcohol by volume and 23 IBUs make it a good session option. Pick up a sixer of the new canned version of Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat and enjoy this beer in more places than before, thanks to the new unbreakable packaging.
For more information on this or other Full Sail beers, visit online at www.fullsailbrewing.com.