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Received: A trio of Brrr’s

This week while I was elsewhere, a package containing three bottles of Widmer‘s new seasonal, Brrr, arrived:

Brrr is the winter seasonal version of Widmer’s W’06 Northwest Red Ale (read the comments from my earlier post), and I’m looking forward to reviewing this one.

It also came with a press release, which I’m duplicating here:

Widmer Brothers Brewing says “Baby its cold outside!” with its first new winter ale in four years: Brrr. The highly anticipated brew, perfect for winter, is a moderately strong dark red ale that embodies the notable “Pacific Northwest style” citrus hop aroma and flavor.

“I have many fond memories of my brew-studies in Germany. In particular, the tradition of crafting beers that reflect the unique attributes of each season,” said Kurt Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “We’re honoring that ritual by releasing a new winter beer, Brrr. It’s our gift to the holiday season.”

Brrr provides a tangible, but not excessive, flavor that ultimately transitions into a candy-like malty sweetness and quick finish. Caramel and chocolate malts provide flavor complexity, and an enticing color. Its stealthy alcohol content of 7.15% will warm up even the chilliest of nights.

Brrr will be available on shelves and on tap in 17 select markets across the U.S. from the last week of October through the first week of January. In celebration of the gift-giving season, a six-pack of Brrr comes with its own built-in gift tag, making it a fast and refreshing gift idea for any craft brew lover.