As Widmer Brothers Brewing continues to celebrate their 30th Anniversary they continue to crank out their collaborative beers brewed with some of the best up and coming breweries in the state. These collaborations began with Boneyard Beer earlier this year, then proceeded to Breakside Brewery and then onto most recently 10 Barrel Brewing. Now the current release and the fourth beer in this collaborative series is, Craftylicious, brewed with Gigantic Brewing.
Craftylicious Release Party will take place at Gigantic’s Taproom on Friday, October 10th beginning at 5:00pm. At the release party expect ample amounts of Craftylicious, a partial kettle-soured golden ale and the latest beer in Widmer Brothers’ 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series to be available along with many other Gigantic beers.
Craftylicious is a limited release collaboration beer brewed by Portland’s Widmer Brothers and Gigantic Brewing at Craft Brew Alliance’sRedhook Brewery in Woodinville, WA. The fourth release in a series of six beers brewed to celebrate Widmer Brothers’ 30th Anniversary in 2014, Craftylicious is a unique, bright, partial kettle-soured beer that’s tart, hoppy, citrusy, and perfect for late summer.
“I’ve known Ben and Van at Gigantic for a long time, and both of these guys have contributed to the Portland beer community in a big way,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing. “They always manage to brew some really interesting, innovative beers, and we were excited to collaborate with them for the 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series. The idea for this beer came to us when we started talking about ‘craft vs. crafty.’ Given that Gigantic is a craft brewery by any standard, yet the guys at Gigantic proclaim that they’re ‘the world’s most crafty brewery,’ and Widmer Brothers has been labeled ‘crafty,” we thought we would have some fun with those definitions and labels with Craftylicious.”
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.