Full Sail Brewery, Hood River
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Full Sail Ale is one of the most popular beers in the Northwest, and our Full Sail brewery tour in Hood River helped us understand why Full Sail remains so popular. We had a great guide, Gary, and thanks to his expertise and the fact we were the only two on the tour we were able to ask a lot of questions.
Gary explained that in 1985 the town of Hood River was suffering badly as the Timber Industry was in decline. A group of friends, hard up for work, decided to start brewing beer and took over a small building which remains a small part of the huge brewery complex that now produces millions of bottles of Full Sail Ale and Henry Weinhard’s as part of the Full Sail contract with Miller Brewing.
More detailed brewing information about the tour at the Oregon Blog: OregonEx.com