Widmer's Adventurous New Beers
Widmer Brothers continues to delve into more exciting beer styles as time moves on. If you’ve been by their Gasthaus in Portland recently, you have have had the opportunity to experience some of these wonderfully innovative styles that include the revamping of traditional recipes such as the Gose (read our 2009 post about this unique historic German beer).
For a German-inspired brewery, Widmer sure is unabashedly inclined to tinker with fruit and spices in their offerings. In addition to this wonderfully refreshing twist on the Gose, which includes the addition of marionberries and hibiscus, they’ve recently released some other creative recipes including the Shaddock IPA, brewed with grapefruit peels (you may remember this from last summer’s Oregon Brewers Festival), Raspberry Imperial Stout, and a rum barrel-aged Kill Devil Brown Ale. Try the Marionberry Hibiscus Gose, Citra Blonde, Shaddock IPA, and Kill Devil Brown at The Bier Stein (345 E 11th Ave.) in Eugene, OR on Thursday May 31, 2012. The Widmer folks will be raffling off some beer gear and flights of these delicious brews will start pouring at 7PM!
Not to be a dick, but Shaddock was a 2010 OBF beer. I’m kinda surprised it took them so long to release it as part of the Rotator series. I recall it being heavy on the grapefruit when I tasted it in 2010. I suspect that has been moderated somewhat, but we’ll see.
“Not to be a dick but…” usually is a preface for dickish sentiments, much like “I’m not a racist, but…” It is new to draught and as I understand it, the recipe has been tweaked. thanks for righting the ship.
Re really really really miss Broken Halo. Any similar IPAs coming down the pike?
I agree on Broken Halo…terrific beer. I’ll never understand why they snuffed it.
Have your tried Widmer’s gluten free beer called omission?
@ Third Street, yeah! http://brewpublic.com/beer-releases/omission-beer-craft-brew-alliance-unveils-gluten-free-craft-ale-and-lager-brewed-with-barley/ tastes great, less gluten!
I’m not racist, but…the gose over there is fantastic!
Not to be a finger-pointer, but Bolt’s kind of a racist…
No offense, but Charlie’s a bit of a finger-pointer.
Not to be a racist, finger-pointing, dick, but…