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Full Sail Brewing Earns Gold Level Recognition for Sustainability from Travel Oregon

Hood River, Oregon – Full Sail Brewing  is among a select group to achieve Gold level recognition in Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Business Challenge!  Through Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Business Challenge Full Sail Brewing has once again been recognized for their commitment to the environment.

“When we look out from our brewery we can see both the Columbia River and the snow-capped peaks beyond, highlighted up against the clear blue skies. We feel so lucky to work in this truly amazing place. It would be impossible to live and work in the Columbia River Gorge and not be inspired by the sheer beauty of the place. Our location truly drives our sustainable practices, so pure water, local ingredients and responsible processes are poured into each and every pint,” says Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson.

Based on the 37 Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, Oregon’s Sustainable Business Challenge is a voluntary reporting program that quantifies and qualifies the commitment tourism and hospitality organizations are making toward running sustainable and environmentally responsible operations. All tourism‐related organizations that offer a service to visitors are eligible to participate. They can achieve Silver, Gold, status. For each level completed, participants receive special recognition and marketing exposure through Travel Oregon’s marketing network.

For more on Full Sail Brewing’s responsible practices view their latest video “Full Sail Brewing: Beer, Water & Responsibility.  The video was filmed at and around the brewery, celebrating both the breweries exceptionally low water use and the beauty of the environment that inspires this commitment to preserve this valuable resource. The video was filmed locally by LarvickMedia features scenic footage of the Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Valley. It is narrated by Full Sail Brewing’s Executive Brewmaster, Jamie Emmerson and shows the steps the Brewery takes to conserve this precious resource achieving one of the lowest water uses to beer ratios in the industry.

In addition to this honor Full Sail Brewing Company has received the following recognition for their sustainable practices:

Sustainable Tourism Award from Travel Oregon and the Oregon Tourism Commission 2008

BEST Award – The City of Portland recognized eight local businesses at the 16th Annual BEST Awards 2008

State of Oregon Governor’s Sustainability Awards 2009

One of the “Best Green Companies to Work for” by Oregon Business Magazine 20092010

Best Green Small Scale Brewery 2010 by Treehugger.com

Recycleworks Award

One of the Most Sustainable American Breweries by ChasingGreen.org