09 August 2016
From Full Sail:
Hood River, OR – August 8, 2016 – Since Hawaii has a history of appreciating high-quality craft beer, Full Sail Brewing’s reintroduction to the islands is being met with enthusiasm and its fair share of mahalo.
Beginning this summer Full Sail’s Amber, Classic IPA, Pilsner, Blood Orange Wheat and Session Premium Lager, Session IPA, Session Black and Session Mashup variety pack with Lager, IPA, Wheat and Cream Ale will be cold shipped to Hawaii through Paradise Beverages, Hawaii’s premier craft-beer distributor with more than 400 employees statewide.
“We’re proud of our Oregon heritage as a craft-brewing pioneer & we want to bring something genuine and worthwhile from Oregon to Hawaii,” says Barney Brennan, Full Sail’s Hawaii sales manager. Brennan, who’s no stranger to Hawaii’s local beer culture – having lived and worked as a brewer in both Hawaii and Hood River, Oregon – knows the cultural overlap between Oregon and Hawaii thrives in nature, the water and good vibes. “The beer culture has grown so much here due to the high-quality local brewers and exceptional people, and we look forward to sharing in and supporting this movement,” Brennan adds.
Citing Paradise Beverages’ cold shipping and cold storage on all islands, Full Sail’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality product for Hawaii is evident. Hawaiians who remember Full Sail’s Amber and IPA from the 90s, when it was last distributed on the islands, will be happy to hear that these are the same beers today. Amber, with a recipe that hasn’t changed since 1987, represents the industry standard in the American amber ale category. Full Sail’s 20-year-old Classic IPA recipe is a Northwest favorite. Full Sail’s hop-forward Pilsner and new-for-2016 Blood Orange Wheat are fresh innovations for Hawaii, along with the Session family of high-quality, every-occasion, go-to beers. Clean, balanced and drinkable, with a broad range of fans, Session has a place in every refrigerator on and off the islands.
Full Sail plans to expand its offering and breadth of distribution over time. Based in Hawaii, Brennan absolutely appreciates and respects the efforts that the local brewing community brings to its craft and how much things have developed. “I believe in what we do and how we do it,” Brennan says, “and I want to share that with locals and visitors in this amazing place.”