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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┬áRussian Imperial Stout KGB┬áRussian Imperial Stout O’Ryely IPA Columbia Common

Widmer’s new releases for 2013 (via NSPBB)

Widmer Brothers Brewing has been revamping their packaging and their specialty- and seasonal-series lineups for 2013 (I touched on that a bit last week in a beer news post about their 3 Imperial Stouts), and last week in Portland they held a beer release event highlighting many of these new beers and changes. I was not able to attend in person (there are pluses and minuses to living in Bend!) but my comrade-in-blogs Sanjay at … Continue reading →

Widmer Shaddock IPA

I’m finally posting the final review from the four-pack that Widmer sent me at the end of June, even though I drank this beer over a month ago (yes, I seem to be perpetually behind on reviews!): Widmer Shaddock IPA. This is the latest in their Rotator IPA series, a 6.2% abv brew where they’ve amped up the American hop characteristics with a twist: When Captain Shaddock introduced the grapefruit to the West Indies, he … Continue reading →