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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

Received: 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

Widmer 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

Widmer 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

Received: 4 beers from Widmer

Today I received a massive, 16-pound box from Widmer Brothers Brewing out of Portland. Like the last package I received from them, this one is made of reclaimed wood, and filled with packing material made from recycled, shredded coasters. The reason it was so big? There were four beers plus … Continue reading

Widmer Falconer’s IPA

Falconer’s IPA from Widmer Brothers is the latest in their “Rotator IPA” series, the company’s experimental IPA line, and is just hitting the shelves now. (You’ll recall that I received two sample bottles of Falconer’s two week back.) It’s a 7% abv IPA made with Falconer’s Flight™ hops, a proprietary … Continue reading

Received: Widmer Falconer’s IPA

Yesterday I received a package from Widmer containing the latest in their lineup of their Rotator IPA series: Falconer’s IPA. This is a 7% abv beer made with Falconer’s Flight™ hops, which is a proprietary hop developed to honor the late Glen Hay Falconer, an influential Oregon brewer. And Widmer … Continue reading

W’11 KGB Russian Imperial Stout

Each year Widmer releases a new, (possibly) experimental beer in their “W” Brewmasters Release series, and this year’s edition was based on a wildly popular beer that (until now) was only available on tap at their Gasthaus Pub: KGB Russian Imperial Stout. I’d never had the KGB, but I’d been … Continue reading