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Full Sail Amber 1/2 Keg

Oregon- American Amber / Red Ale- This Amber is a sweet, malty, medium-bodied ale with a spicy, floral hop finish. It's brewed with 2-row Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts and hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascade hops. Awarded a ""World's Best"" medal at the 2013 World Beer Awards.

STATE
BEER TYPE
BEER STYLE
Amber/Red Ale, American Amber/Red Ale
TASTE
Balanced, Caramel, Fruity, Earthy
BODY
Medium-bodied
SKU
102423901-3

Full Sail Amber 1/2 Keg

$189.99
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OVERVIEW

Named more for their color than any narrowly defined flavor profile, American Amber and Red ales reflect a range of interpretations by craft brewers. Ranging in color from light amber to dark amber or red and even copper to light brown, some American Amber or Red Ales have a malt-forward aroma and flavor, while others have a more balanced malt and hop profile. A few others are on the hoppy side. Evolved from American Pale Ale, this style has a darker color and generally a greater malt emphasis of caramel and other malt flavors, balanced by American hop varietals often imparting citrusy traits. Low-to-medium fruity esters make way for a smooth or crisp mouth-feel. Initially gaining popularity in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, it was known more as “red ale,” the two words often used in the beer’s name by brewers in this region. As the style’s popularity spread across the country, more brewers began making their own interpretations, with some calling it “amber,” and this name caught on. Continuing the evolution, craft brewers have taken the American Amber/Red Ale and pushed the envelope of hop bitterness, aroma and flavor, thus “doubling” or “imperializing” it into American Double / Imperial Red Ale. This also increases ABV significantly to the 7.5-10.5 percent range, thus qualifying these “imperial reds” for the Strong Ale category.

A self-described mix of beer geeks, boardheads, mountain bikers, surfers, Ultimate fanatics and powder hounds: that’s the staff at Full Sail Brewing Co. of Hood River, Oregon.


Irene Firmat founded the brewery in an abandoned cannery building in 1987, transforming the site with state-of-the-art brewing equipment meant to produce top-quality brews right from the start. Full Sail is now an independent, employee-owned company.


Full Sail Amber Ale quickly became the brewery’s best-selling beer, winning a gold medal at the 1989 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The brewery’s core beers include their original Amber, plus Pale Ale and IPA. Seasonal brews include the LTD series, the popular Wassail winter beer, many special-release beers and the very popular Session Lager series.


Full Sail Session Premium Lager is a classic all-malt pre-Prohibition style lager, reminiscent of what American lagers used to taste like. It’s all about drinkability, but never at the expense of character. Flavorful and refreshing with an import-style taste, this beer has won too many awards to list, including a gold medal at the 2008 GABF.


Newer to the series is Session Black Lager, a six-time gold medal winner, including the 2009 GABF. While most beers this dark are heavy-duty, Session Black, with just a hint of roasty, chocolate character, maintains the drinkability of all the beers in the Session series.


Source: Full Sail Brewing Co.