The Full Sail crew is beaming with pride over the fourth gold medal the
newest member of the Full Sail family claimed. The recently released Session
Black received a gold medal in the American-style dark lager category at the
Brewers Association (BA) World Beer Cup® 2010, the world’s largest-ever
commercial beer competition. The prestigious event is a global beer competition
that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding
beers being produced in the world today.
“After winning the gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival®, it is such a
treat to go two for two and also win gold at the World Beer Cup®. I am thrilled
that the judges recognized the balance and complexity in Session Black. With
both Session and Session Black our brewers at Full Sail show that we can make
beers that are easy to drink, but never at the expense of character,” said Full
Sail’s Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson.
Session Black Lager, with its
sophisticated grey label, is short, dark and totally drinkable. The initial
tastes are a subtle balance of caramel and chocolate malt flavors with
precise hopping to provide an elegant citrus background to the delicate
finish of dark cocoa.
Gold, silver and bronze medals in the competition’s 90 beer-style categories
were awarded April 10, 2010 during the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner at
the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. World Beer Cup
2010 winners were selected by an international panel of 179 beer judges from
27 countries. An impressive field of 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44
countries made up the competition. More than 3,800 breweries in 100
countries were invited to compete.
Since its recent launch in July 2009, Session Black has been awarded four
gold medals and was named “One of America’s Best Beers ” by Men’s Journal
About Full Sail Brewing Company
The independent and employee-owned Full Sail Brewery is perched on a bluff
in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the most epic wind and kite surfing spot
in the world. At this very moment 47 specialists in the liquid refreshment
arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. Among the company’s
most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Pale, LTD, Session and Session
Black Premium lager. Founded in 1987, the Full Sail crew has been fermenting
godlike nectar for 22 years. Committed to brewing great beer and sustainable
practices their award winning brews are now available in nineteen states.
The Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a
pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view.