Tag Archives: Widmer

Widmer Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

When Widmer sent me the two bottles of their new Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout, there was an additional detail that was a nice touch: a “note tag” that you could write your tasting notes on when you drink the first bottle, and then tie that tag to the second bottle so when you drink that one—a year or so later, per their suggestion—you’d be able to compare notes on the fresh vs. the aged beer. … Continue reading →

Received: Widmer Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

The same day that I received the Shock Top Lemon Shandy, I also got a package from Widmer Brothers also containing a fruit beer, though easily a polar opposite of the Shock Top offering: Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout. It came in their now-usual packaging: A wooden box (made from recycled/reclaimed wood I believe) with shredded used coasters as the packing material. Inside were two bottles of the Stout and a tulip snifter: These are the … Continue reading →

Widmer Oatmeal Porter

Last week I received the three-pack containing each of Widmer‘s “924 Series” of beers, their “special, but accessible, high-end craft beers” that includes the year-round Pitch Black IPA and Nelson Imperial IPA: this package however was highlighting the Brothers’ new Oatmeal Porter, which is brewed using custom-roasted oatmeal from ┬áBriess Malting. Jeff has some good thoughts about how remarkable this is—that a major malting company is doing custom orders for a single craft brewer—so I … Continue reading →

Received: Widmer 3-pack

This package arrived Thursday from Widmer Brothers: A bottle each of Pitch Black IPA, Nelson Imperial IPA, and the new Oatmeal Porter, along with a sample bottle of “Bro-Oats” (oats that have been custom roasted specifically for Widmer by Briess Malting) and a Widmer goblet. The three bees are together as representing the “Series 924″ offerings, which are “special, but accessible, high-end craft beers” named after the Widmer brewery address of 924 Russell Street in … Continue reading →

Widmer Spiced IPA

The second of the two beers I received from Widmer last week is their latest offering in their Rotator IPA series, Spiced IPA. This one has an interesting provenance, as it is (as far as I know) the first collaboration beer Widmer has brewed with a homebrew club that isn’t the Oregon Brew Crew; the recipe for the unusual beer originated with the homebrew club, QUAFF out of San Diego. Widmer explains: In the spirit … Continue reading →