Hot summer days call for lighter, thirst-quenching beers, and with the heat we’ve had in Central Oregon this past week it was the perfect time to break out the Citra Blonde Summer Brew that Widmer sent me. This is of course not the first time I’ve had this beer—it made an appearance last year as well—but it is the first time I’ve taken notes to review it. At 4.3% abv this is a perfect session … Continue reading →
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From the Widmer 4-pack I received the other day comes the beautiful Marionberry Hibiscus Gose, Widmer’s latest entry into their 924 Series of specialty beers and one that I’ve had before, at the Oregon Garden Brewfest. At that time, I wrote: …the beer was fantastic. I wrote, “Ok, love this beer—berry is subtle as is the coriander and salt—super drinkable, lovely tart character where the berries come back out of it at the end—like eating … Continue reading →
A box from Widmer came today, containing these four summer-themed beers plus another imperial pint glass (not shown): The new Rotator Shaddock IPA (brewed with grapefruit peel), Hefeweizen (a classic), Marionberry Hibiscus Gose (which I’m excited about), and this year’s Citra Blonde Summer Brew. Looking forward to drinking and reviewing these as the weather heats up!
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 →
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 →