Full Sail Brewing ALS AltHood River, Oregon – Full Sail Brewing is proud to be one of the 38 craft brewers across the country that has joined the Ales for ALS campaign in support of the ALS Therapy Development Institute’s (ALS TDI) mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As part of the program, participating brewers receive a special blend of experimental hops donated by both B.T. Loftus Ranches and Hopunion.  From these hops each participating brewery brewed a unique beer and will donate a portion of the sales to ALS TDI.

“Our brewers got creative for a great cause and brewed a Pacific Northwest Wit. It’s a mash up of different influences resulting in a delicious, complex, refreshing pint that blurs traditional style categories. The Wit comes from using a combination of raw and malted wheat in the recipe and from fermenting the beer using a classic Belgian yeast strain that was donated by our friends at Wyeast Laboratories. The Northwest twist is pure hop goodness in the form of a custom blend of experimental varieties from Loftus Farms in Yakima, WA. Our brewers also added Aromatic and Honey Malt to give the beer a fuller malt profile and beautiful orange hue. The beer starts with aromas of spicy yeast, citrus hops and hints of strawberries and apples, balanced by rich malt flavors with notes of honey, finishing with nectarine/tangerine flavors and a clean hoppy bite. We are proud to have been asked to participate and support our friends the Smith family at Loftus Farms, who are very involved in this great cause,” said Barney Brennan, Full Sail Brewing Company’s Brewing Supervisor.  (ABV 6%, IBU 65) For the months of June and July, Ales for ALS PNW Wit will be available exclusively on tap at Full Sail’s Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, Oregon, while supplies last.