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July 07, 2017

Eater Portland: Widmer Brothers Brewing Unveils Pop-Up Beer Garden for Summer 2017

To wash it all down, the beer garden will serve beers from Widmer’s small-batch brewery, with a focus on experimental brews. The brewery’s iconic hefeweizen will also be available in can-form. 

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July 06, 2017

Paste: Drinking 6 Summer-Friendly Pilsners from Oregon

"This is also a hoppy pilsner from Portland’s Widmer Brothers that was originally brewed as a small batch beer for the Widmer Brothers pub. Now it’s joining the brewery’s year-round lineup. The hoppiness is more restrained...taking a more classic approach with just a layer of floral, bitter hops."

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June 30, 2017

Thrillist: The ‘Official’ Beer of Every State

“These days, it's the de facto craft beer at bars across the state. The brewery's changed over the years, going national with corporate sponsorship. The Hefe hasn't.”

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June 22, 2017

American Craft Beer: 5 Great “Summer Ready” Craft Beers

“Widmer Brothers has returned a “blast from the past” for the summer. Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale is a 5.6% ABV summertime seasonal that we’re happy to see back in the marketplace.”

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June 12, 2017

Paste: 6 New Beers for Summer

“The (Drifter) pale is well-balanced, and shows off the Summit hops, while delivering a beverage that goes down so damn easy when you're sitting in the sun on your back porch.”

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June 12, 2017

PDX Monthly: These Beers Have Defined Oregon through the Eras

“As Portland’s late, great beer writer Fred Eckhardt once told me, ‘It revolutionized craft beer in town. It had flavor!’”

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May 22, 2017

BrewPublic: Widmer Brothers Brewing Brings Back 100 Days of Hefe

“’Widmer Brothers has played with its Hefe recipe for over 20 years – notably with Widberry in the nineties – and it is great to carry on the tradition.’”

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May 19, 2017

Mental Floss: 6 Seasonal Beers to Try This Spring

"Widmer Brothers Brewing found so much success with its original take on Hefeweizen, that this year they're releasing a whole Hefe lineup. The Hefe Hopfruit is out now, with Hefe Berry Lime and Blood Orange soon to follow."

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March 29, 2017

The New School: Widmer Leads Through Innovation to New Pilot Batch Tasting Room

"As Oregon’s largest brewery, makers of the ubiquitous Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers regularly brews on a 250 barrel system into 1,500 to 1,750 barrel tanks, but the brewery has never forgotten the small batch experimental brewing that got it to where it is today."

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February 28, 2017

Willamette Week: You Haven’t Had a Widmer Hefe Until You’ve Tried it Fresh From the Source

“He's right, though—you haven't really had America's Original Hefeweizen® until you've had it fresh at the pub, where it's extra soft and the haze takes on an ethereal quality.”

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February 15, 2017

Food & Wine: The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed

“19) Widmer Hefeweizen”

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