Today, Full Sail Brewing Co. announced the release of Capsize Imperial Pilsner, the latest in its Brewmaster Reserve Series. To me, an imperial pilsner is an oxymoron—because when I think of a pilnser, a lighter bodied, easy drinking beer comes to mind. Capsize weighs in at 7% ABV and 60 IBUs, so I expect Full Sail is having a bit of fun with this release.
Capsize Imperial Pilsner is available now through October in bombers and on draft. For more details, check out the brewery's news release below.
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Get on Board with Full Sail’s New Capsize Imperial Pilsner
Northwest hop varietals shine in this easy-to-drink seasonal brew
Hood River, Oregon – June 14, 2016 – Bon voyage boring beer. Full Sail’s new Brewmaster Reserve Capsize Imperial Pilsner is hitting the shores, or at least the shelves, for the summer. Capsize has intense aromas of pine and citrus balanced by a full malty body and a long, clean, hoppy bitterness.
“With an extra load of Cascade hops from start to finish, we have upended our Pilsner,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. “Big hop flavors of citrus and pine abound, but with a smooth malt character this one is remarkably easy to drink.”
Building on its award-winning Cascade Pilsner, Full Sail’s new, dry-hopped Capsize Imperial Pilsner delivers even more Northwest hoppiness and summer happiness. Capsize is an aromatic hoppy delight. Its clean malt profile, well balanced with moderate bitterness, sets the stage for a blend of Cascade, Crystal and Citra hops to provide a spicy Northwest backbone to the full-bodied golden lager.
Capsize Imperial Pilsner is similar in style to the Full Sail brew with the same name from the early 2000s, but is brewed with a completely new recipe. Paired with burgers, steaks, BBQ, or spicy desserts like ginger bread and carrot cake, Capsize is the perfect brew to serve at summer dinners with friends. Capsize also pairs well with Roquefort, Stilton, Camembert, Taleggio and aromatic and pungent aged cheeses.
Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve series allows the brewmasters to put their creativity, innovation and passion into small, limited-release beers. These craft brews highlight the direct connection with Full Sail’s farmers, celebrate the art of barrel aging, and explore the effects of time. Over the years, Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve series has earned 18 gold medals. Brewmaster Reserve Capsize Imperial Pilsner is available June through October in 22 oz. bottles and draft. 7% ABV, 60 IBUs.
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.