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Widmer is celebrating 30 years

Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer this year—today in fact, April 2, was the day in 1984 that Kurt and Rob Widmer incorporated the business—and, like BridgePort for their own 30-year celebration, they are launching the first three beers in a special series of 30(!) that were specially brewed to commemorate each year in business. They’re calling this 30 Beers in 30 Years and it’s ambitious. From the press release: To celebrate this … Continue reading →

Widmer Hopside Down IPL

Widmer‘s latest entry in their Rotator IPA series isn’t an IPA at all, in the strictest sense—instead, they are calling it an “India Pale Lager” which of course is counter-intuitive. Hence the name, Hopside Down, and you might remember that they sent me two bottles. Here is their description: We’re turning things deliciously upside down with this aggressively hopped, cold-fermented brew that brings together the clean, crisp finish of a lager with the hoppy aroma and … Continue reading →

Received: Widmer Hopside Down IPL

The “IPL” stands for “India Pale Lager” and this is the newest beer in Widmer‘s Rotator Series of IPAs—and they sent me two at the end of last week: The idea behind Hopside Down is, of course, taking the Rotator Series which is normally an IPA (“ale”) and turning that “upside down” and brewing it as a lager instead. Plus of course lagers are bottom-fermenting so there’s that play as well. Widmer makes good beer … Continue reading →

Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale

It occurs to me that both Widmer and Deschutes are currently releasing sessionable low-alcohol beers named or themed after rivers—in Deschutes case their 4% abv Deschutes River Ale is a true session beer, while Widmer’s Columbia Common Spring Ale is 4.7% abv (not quite a true “session beer” by Lew Bryson’s definition) and though named (at least in part) for the Columbia hops used in the beer, it also shares its name with and bears … Continue reading →

Received: Widmer’s early 2013 beer releases

Amid all the hubbub from the Worthy Brewing opening yesterday, I also received a large box from Widmer containing the five beers in their January release (that Sanjay wrote about): Looking forward to trying these. For the record, they are: Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout KGB Russian Imperial Stout O’Ryely IPA Columbia Common