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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 ¬†Briess 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 →

Widmer 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 a brown, but rather a deep amber colored ale. And this one is of course one of the bottles I received¬†from the Brewery. The beer … Continue reading →