Marketing/PRReceived: Widmer summer 4-pack

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 … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer 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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer 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  Briess … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer W’12 Dark Saison

This year’s Brewmaster’s Release “W” series from Widmer Brothers Brewing—the W’12—is Dark Saison, a French farmhouse-style ale with a roasted nuttiness to it. But don’t let the “dark” part fool you: unlike that other unusual “dark” beer style rising in popularity, this isn’t anywhere near black or even that dark … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Widmer W’12 and Spiced IPA

Just before the weekend I received a big package from Widmer, containing an imperial pint glass and four beers: two of the new W’12 seasonal, Dark Saison, and two of the latest in the Rotator IPA series, Spiced IPA. The W’12 should be hitting the shelves now, and the Spiced IPA … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer Lemongrass Wheat Ale

Of the four beers that Widmer sent me last month, I already drank (and just recently reviewed) the O’Ryely IPA and had been eyeing the Lemongrass Wheat Ale, Widmer’s latest addition (#5) to their Brothers Reserve series of limited releases. I was most intrigued with this one, because of Widmer’s … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer O’Ryely IPA

It’s an odd thing: of the four beers that Widmer sent me last month, I drank the O’Ryely IPA (latest in their Rotator IPA series) about a week afterwards and was sure that I had written up the review of it here. Apparently, I had not, but I was so … Continue reading