I love beer. After now having visited over 400 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer & cider drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages. Check out previous posts here!
We are back with yet another Kegs & Legs feature and are highlighting another 12-pack box from Full Sail Brewing in Hood River. Eash season, Full Sail puts out a different variety box with 4 different beer styles, and we recently checked out their Winter and Spring Session Mashup Variety pack. Generally, each box will include the Session Lager, Sesión Cerveza and the Session EZ IPA along with a seasonals (if you head to the stores now, you will be greeted with the Session Watermelon Wheat.
I am not a huge lager guy, but I can appreciate their classic styling. Considering that both the Cerveza and Lager versions are actually more refreshing and drinkable than some out there. I really like the Cervezas pairing with some homemade tortillas and chips & salsa. It’s like a Corona, but I actually liked it a bit better. Toss a little lime in the glass and you will be glad you did! The Lager has the classic Session label (I remember seeing this in the stores even prior to my craft beer renaissance). It was even named number one on the “Top Ten List of lagers Brewed in the United States”. It also was quite refreshing and flavorful.
The EZ IPA is an unfiltered option brewed with Equinox, Citra and Cascade hops. While I have drunk my fair share of IPA’s over the year, this may not fully stand up to full-bodied and hopped options. However, it is pretty drinkable as well and may help woo over some of your non-IPA drinking friends over to this world. It’s not super bitter (35 IBU’s) and has a nice amount of citrus to keep things interesting.
Lastly, the Tangerine Twist is the rotating seasonal in the box. The first sip of this golden ale really drives home that fact – it was the first thing I noticed on my tongue. It’s great that it is only seasonal, as I feel this really is a warm weather beer (drinking it while mowing was a thing of beauty).
All of these have Rock/Paper/Scissors options under each cap, so you and your friends are in for at least 6 games per pack!