Full Sail Brewing to Pour and Pair at SAVOR
Independent Craft Brewers Harmonize Beer and Food Showcasing Why Craft Beer is So Sought After
Four dozen independent craft brewers have been selected to showcase the pleasures of fine food enjoyed with amazing beer in Washington, D.C., May 16-17 and Full Sail Brewing Company is one of them. SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will highlight the culinary delights of beer as part of the Brewers Association’s annual American Craft Beer Week.
“If there is one thing a Brewmaster likes more than great beer, it’s great beer paired with great food,” said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster. “At Full Sail, exploring beer flavors and food combinations has been a long held passion. So we are thrilled to be chosen to be a part of this celebration of food and beer. On the menu is our award winning Session Premium Lager paired with Bite-Size Stout Burgers and our Full Sail LTD Recipe 02, paired with Mediterranean Phyllo Cups. There is nothing better with a great burger than an excellent quenching lager beer like Session, and LTD 02’s full-bodied maltiness and clean hoppy finish pair beautifully with the black current and feta undertones in the Phyllo Cups.”
“SAVOR offers a truly unique opportunity to be personally served by many of America’s most innovative and famous brewery owners and brewers. Meeting the makers, access to the educational salons, and the pairing menu are why SAVOR is a must attend event,” said Julia Herz, a spokesperson for the association, http://www.savorcraftbeer.com
Today, American beers are judged to be among the world’s best and have earned a respected place at the table alongside wine. In fact, two-thirds of today’s wine drinkers also consume beer. In the summer of 2007 National Public Radio observed, “Beer has gone from the House of Commons to the House of the Lords.” Additionally Gallup Poll, in July 2007 confirmed beer is still the most popular adult beverage in the U.S.1
SAVOR will also feature educational salons, which will offer live presentations by brewers, journalists and chefs who have helped advance the American craft beer revolution. Scheduled speakers include: Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; Jim Koch of Boston Beer; Dave Lieberman of Here’s To Beer; Randy Mosher author of “Radical Brewing”; Marnie Old, Assistant Dean of Wine Studies at the French Culinary Institute; Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery; Hugh Sisson of Clipper City; and several savvy cross drinkers including Lauren Buzzeo of Wine Enthusiast magazine; Ray Isle of Food & Wine magazine; and Ken Wells of Conde’ Nast Portfolio.
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. The Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar since 1987. 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.