New Widmer and Deschutes Collaboration Beer: AltBitter

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The latest in the Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary collaboration series is with Deschutes Brewery for AltBitter. The Portland-based brewer is also releasing six new beers in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series and there are big release parties for all coming up in the next few weeks at First National Taphouse and the Widmer Brothers Gasthaus Pub.

AltBitter, the new collaboration beer between Deschutes Brewery and Widmer Brothers Brewing, is a blend of imperial barrel-aged versions of Bachelor Bitter and Widmer Brothers’ Altbier.


Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years December Release Party
 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2014
Where: First National Taphouse, SW 5th and College
What: Widmer Brothers is releasing six beers in its 30 Beers for 30 Years Series at once. All six beers will be tapped and flowing at First National Taphouse Beers include Hop Jack from 2001, Cherry Bomb from 2002, der Uber Tuber from 2003, Sommerbrau from 2004, Broken Halo from 2005, and Re-Gifted Red from 2006. Brewers from the Widmer Brothers team will be there; come out to meet them and try this great line-up of important beers from the brewery’s 30-year history.

Widmer Brothers and Deschutes Brewery AltBitter Launch Party
5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2014
Where: The Widmer Brothers Pub, 955 N Russell
What: Come join Widmer Brothers and Deschutes Brewery for the launch of their collaboration beer, AltBitter. AltBitter is a unique blend of barrel-aged, imperial versions of Deschutes Bachelor Bitter and Widmer Brothers Alt. The beer is part of Widmer Brothers’ 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series. During the launch party, the Widmer Brothers Pub will be pouring AltBitter along with a deconstruction of the beer that includes Widmer Brothers’ Alt, the imperial version of barrel-aged Alt, Deschutes Bachelor Bitter, and the imperial version of barrel-aged Bachelor Bitter. Come taste them all side-by-side and meet the brewers of this fine beer.

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