Widmer – New Summer Seasonal Announced
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 17, 2010 – Widmer Brothers Brewing, based in Portland, Ore., has introduced its new summer seasonal, Sunburn Summer Brew, initiating the unofficial start of summer.
“We crafted this beer with summer in mind, wanting to create something perfect for long, hot days,” said Rob Widmer. “It is a crisp and refreshing beer that is an anticipated addition to our seasonal lineup.”
Sunburn is a blonde ale with a light caramel body and subtle, refreshing hop aroma. This brew uses Citra hops, a new hop variety that only a few breweries have access to. This unique hop helps create a balanced and flavorful beer with little bitterness. Sunburn is one of four seasonal brews that Widmer Brothers will release this year, providing variety that highlights the tastes of each season. Beginning in 1986, Kurt and Rob were the first U.S. brewers to release a year round four beer seasonal lineup.
Bitterness: 15 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 4.3% ABV
Original Gravity: 10.5° PLATO
Sunburn is available from early May through August on draught and in six-packs at select retailers on the West coast. Six-packs have a suggested retail price of $8.99.
About Widmer Brothers Brewing
What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for two ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they dreamed of brewing American interpretations of authentic European style beers. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the first American-style Hefeweizen; today, the unfiltered cloudy beer is the company’s signature brew and one of the best selling wheat beers in the country. Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery produces a variety of beers including Drifter Pale Ale, Drop Top Amber Ale, Broken Halo IPA, and Deadlift Imperial IPA. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmer.com.