Full Sail Releases Session Wheat, American-Style Hefeweizen

Full Sail Brewing Co. recently announced the release of Session Wheat, an American-Style Hefeweizen. By my count, this marks the eighth release in the brewery's long running Session line of easy drinking, low alcohol beers.

Full Sail has been a trend-setter in this space as they launched the Session line long before session beers skyrocketed in popularity.  I've always appreciated the simplicity and no-nonsense style of Full Sail's beer lineup. You don't see them releasing beers made with exotic fruits or oddball specialty ingredients. While I do enjoy those types of beers, they aren't in Full Sail's wheelhouse. They seem to focus on classic stylesand they do them very well.

Anyway, as an American-style Hefeweizen, I expect this beer won't have the banana and clove flavors typical of its Bavarian-style cousin. I haven't tasted it yet, but will be sure to share my tasting notes after I try it. I the meantime, check out Full Sail's press release below for more details.

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Full Sail Releases Session Wheat, Premium American-Style Hefeweizen
Crisp flavors of malted wheat are balanced by a delicately spicy hop finish

Hood River, Oregon – Today’s forecast: Cloudy with a chance of grain. The brewers at Full Sail Brewing Company are ready to share their newest beer in the Session lineup - Session Wheat premium American-style Hefeweizen. Session Wheat is medium bodied and refreshing, featuring aromas of malted wheat with a citrusy hop finish.
"With Session Wheat, we have put our state-of-the-art mash filter to the test,” says Executive Brewmaster James Emmerson. “It allows us to use a substantial portion of unmalted wheat in the grist, which imparts a wonderful wheat character in the finished beer," Emmerson adds.

As with all great Hefeweizens drawing upon their German roots, just enough residual yeast remains to give it a hazy golden pour. "Grown in the northwest, brewed in the northwest, Session Wheat is naturally hazy with a delicate crispness and a clean finish,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. “It’s a refreshing, easy-drinking addition to our Session lineup."

Session Wheat Premium Hefeweizen will be available year round in Session’s signature 11 oz. stubby bottles in 12-packs, 6-packs and on draft. 5.4% ABV, 24 IBUs. When it grains, it pours!

About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international awards, including 150 gold medals and Beverage World ‘s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers, Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at www.fullsailbrewing.com.


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