In the video here, I walk you through the brewery/brewing process at their Hood River facility, capable of brewing over 200,000 barrels annually. It was an eye-opening experience to see the scale of this brewery, as my only other brewery tours had been smaller local breweries and massive breweries like Anheuser-Busch and Coors.
I learned a ton, both about the linear nature of the brewing equipment setup, automation vs human touch/feel, safety, and brewing efficiency – keeping wort/beer constantly moving through the process. What isn’t really featured in this video is the packaging (bottling and kegging) lines.
I had an incredible experience and can’t thank the entire crew at Full Sail Brewing enough for, literally, the brewing experience of a lifetime.