Just in time for spring, Full Sail Brewing Co. is releasing Citrus Maxima Citrus Pale Ale. Here are a few interesting facts about this new year-round beer. First, it's a can-only release. Second, it uses Simcoe and Citra hops, fresh grapefruit and pomelo. Finally, it's dry "hopped" with hundreds of pounds of citrus peels.
Full Sail already has Blood Orange Wheat in its year-round lineup, so it'll be interesting to see how this new offering compares. Look for Citrus Maxima in six-packs of 12 oz. cans as well as the in the new Grab 'N' Go Variety 12 Pack of cans. I wonder if this has any Vitamin C? Sounds like it might pair nicely with breakfast...
For more details, check out Full Sail's new release below.
Full Sail’s new tart and juicy citrus pale ale hits shelves this month
Hood River, Oregon – March 22, 2018 – Here at Full Sail Brewing Co., when life gives us citrus, we make Citrus Maxima Citrus Pale Ale. Maximum citrus levels of grapefruit, pomelo, citrus peel and – of course – hops, make Citrus Maxima a balanced and refreshing pale ale.
The brewers at Full Sail have a zest for life – and beer. In case you were wondering, Citrus maxima comes from the scientific name of the pomelo, one of the three primary ancestors of citrus fruits. Playing on this, as well as the unique grapefruit-like character of pomelo, Citrus Maxima is an easy-drinking pale ale that’s well stocked with Simcoe and Citra hops, while fresh pomelo and grapefruit peels lend citrus and grapefruit notes.
“This was a fun project, but certainly complicated and labor intensive at this scale,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Greg Doss. “Our goal was to blend aromas from citrus-forward hops with fresh grapefruit and pomelo in a refreshing and drinkable pale ale. I think we did it.” You’ve heard of dry hopping – so why not dry peeling? “Hundreds of pounds of fresh citrus peel are infused into each batch,” says Doss, “but it’s worth it.”
The greatness of tart and juicy, fresh-squeezed citrus cannot be contained but it can be canned. Full Sail Citrus Maxima Citrus Pale Ale is available year-round in 12 oz. can 6-packs and in the Full Sail Grab ‘n’ Go-Go variety 12-pack. 5.7% ABV, 38 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 peak 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 more than 200 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.