Full Sail Brewer Phil Roche.
Full Sail Brewing Company

Hood River, Oregon - This year Full Sail celebrates 21 years of doing what they love, brewing beer. As a continuation of their 21st birthday celebrations, Full Sail is proud to announce the next beer in their line up of small batch draft beers called "Brewer's Share." To celebrate the release of Phil's Existential Alt, brewed by Full Sail brewer, Phil Roche, the brewery invites you to "Meet the Brewer and the Beer" at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub on Monday September 15, from 5:00 to 7:00PM and at their Riverplace Brewery in Portland, on Tuesday September 16th from 5:00 to 7:00PM.

"This is a great way to give our customers a chance to meet the brewer who crafted the beer and gives the brewers a chance to show off their mad brewing skills," says Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail's Executive Brewmaster. So come celebrate with Full Sail and raise a pint or two with brewer Phil Roche.

When asked what his inspiration was for Phil's Existential Alt, Roche replied, "Altbier is indigenous to Dusseldorf and Neanderthal man is indigenous to Dusseldorf. The ancient Germans thought a lot about their existence. Early myths contain some 200 verses about the creation of the world. The ancient Germans thought even more about beer, with 400 verses about beer making. "Phil's Existential Alt" celebrates our existence through our most celebrated beverage...beer!"

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Phil Roche, being as one with the mash paddle.
According to Phil, A generous amount of Munich and Vienna malts give this beer its copper color and toasty-caramel aroma. German noble hops provide complimentary bitterness and a clean, dry finish. The beer has been cold-conditioned for six weeks and goes down smooth. 5.1% ABV, 43 IBU.

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. For a complete list of Full Sail's birthday festivities visit www.fullsailbrewing.com.