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Received: Widmer Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Last week I received a package from Widmer Brewing: the first bottle in their new Limited Release Series, Cherry Oak Doppelbock.

This new Limited Release line is going to be Widmer’s twice-a-year treat to beer geeks:

The Brothers’ Reserve line gives founders and brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer a chance to play with new styles and premium ingredients, showcasing their talent for innovation and honoring their creative passion for craft brewing. The goal is to offer high-end craft beer fans unique, one-of-a-kind brews that are truly limited in nature. These offering are for enthusiastic beer lovers, personally crafted by two of the most enthusiastic beer lovers around.

Cherry Oak Doppelbock is available in 22 ounce bottles uniquely packaged in an individual box. Fifty lucky Widmer Brothers fans will discover Kurt’s hand-signed bottles inside.

Bottles are extremely limited in quantity and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. The second release in the series is set to debut in Spring 2010.

This Cherry Oak Doppelbock is 9% alcohol by volume and, as the name implies, was brewed with cherries and aged on oak. I’m looking forward to opening this one up.