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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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 … 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 … Continue reading

Widmer Citra Blonde Summer Brew

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 … Continue reading

Widmer Marionberry Hibiscus Gose

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 … Continue reading

Received: 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

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 … Continue reading