Widmer Launches Hefe Berry Lime in Time for 100 Days of Hefe Events

Widmer Brothers is launching a new Hefeweizen variation in time for the summer and the brewery’s 100 Days of Hefe event series with Hefe Berry Lime. The 4th year of 100 Days of Hefe is in fact 100 local events held in the Portland area from Memorial Day to Labor Day, celebrating Widmer’s flagship beer the Hefe.

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100 Days of Hefe gives fans multiple opportunities to meet members of the brewing team and brewery co-founder Rob Widmer, and opportunities to win prizes like custom Hefe bikes, Hefe BBQ grills, and Hefe golf bags throughout the summer.

The full 100 Days line-up can be found here, and will kick off with an event this Sunday, May 28, at the venerable Horse Brass Pub, which is one of the longest running Hefe accounts. The event kicks-off at 4:00 p.m., and there will be Hefe specials, and one of the custom Hefe bikes will be raffled off.

Widmer Brothers’ Original American Hefe will be prominently featured during the 100 Days of Hefe, as will the brewery’s new Hefe variations, including the beer launched today, Hefe Berry Lime.

Hefe Berry Lime is a playful take on Widmer Brothers Hefe, brewed with a blend of Oregon marionberries, blackberries, lime, and kaffir lime leaves. The result is a tart and refreshing, wheat beer that is perfect for the warmer summer months ahead.

“It was a lot of fun coming up with Hefe Berry Lime in our Innovation Brewery and to see it in six packs now,” says Innovation Brewmaster Tom Bleigh. “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. Hefe Berry Lime shares some similarities with Widberry, but it is unique and modern at the same time.”

Widmer Brothers is hosting a Hefe Berry Lime “Meet the Brewer” party on Thursday, May 25, at the Widmer Brothers Pub from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Meet the Brewer event will feature beer and food specials, a Hefe bike raffle, and Hefe flights including other Hefe varietals Hefe X Mosiac, Hefe X Ekuanot, and Hefe Hopfruit.

For more information on Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit widmerbrothers.com, or keep up with the latest Widmer Brothers happenings on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About Hefe Berry Lime

Hefe Berry Lime gives the Original American Hefeweizen a fresh beery twist, Hefe Berry Lime combines Oregon marionberries, blackberries, and lime for a tart and refreshing experience.

FLAVOR POINTS

Pronounced Berry Aroma

Bright Berry and Lime Flavor

Tart & Refreshing

INGREDIENTS

Malts: Pale Malt, Wheat

Hops: Alchemy, experimental hops ADHA-527 and HBC-431

Extra: A blend of marionberry and blackberry, lime, and kaffir lime leaves

ABV:  4.1%

IBU: 16

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