Irene Firmat Oral History Interview
Irene Firmat is the founder and CEO of Full Sail Brewing Company, located in Hood River, Oregon. In this interview, she recalls her childhood as a Cuban immigrant in New York and the changes that brought her to Oregon as a buyer for department store Meier & Frank. Firmat also recounts the creation of Full Sail Brewing (originally known as Hood River Brewing) and the process of crafting a company culture of mutual respect and collaboration. In addition, Firmat discusses former and projected market trends of the craft beer industry, emphasizing her desire to witness a return to the quality-driven production of Portland’s flagship breweries of the 1980s.
Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection (OH 35)
Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries
May 4, 2015
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Full Sail Brewery, Hood River, Oregon