Widmer Brewing Introducing ‘Hefe Twisted CItrus’

Widmer Brothers Brewing continues to remix its popular flagship Hefeweizen, just announcing the release of Hefe Twisted Citrus. This new take is a refreshing and juicy new version of Hefe that will be available in bottles and on draft across the Pacific Northwest.

More from a press release:

Hefe Twisted Citrus pays homage to the brewery’s flagship beer, Hefe, introduced by brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer over 30 years ago. Hefe Twisted Citrus features the signature hazy appearance and flavors of the Widmer Brothers classic, but is brewed with blood orange, and a mix of grapefruit, orange and tangerine peel. Twisted Citrus packs a juicy punch, hopped with citrus-forward Mandarina Bavaria and Lemon Drop hops. Hefe Twisted Citrus was crafted for any occasion, and at 5.1 percent ABV, it is a ripe go-to beer.

“Hefe is a classic we know Oregonians love,” said Widmer Brothers Brewmaster Thomas Bleigh. “After releasing Hefe Hopfruit and Hefe Berry Lime earlier this year, we set out to brew this version of Hefe with an updated citrus-heavy twist. With the addition of blood orange, grapefruit and citrus peels, we’ve hit on a bold flavor combination that beer drinkers have really been enjoying in our pub.”

To celebrate the arrival of Twisted Citrus, Widmer Brothers will host a launch party at the Widmer Brothers Beer Garden (across the street from its iconic Russell St. Pub) on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 12pm-10pm. In addition to Hefe Twisted Citrus on tap, the launch party will also feature  Twisted Citrus Slushies and Blood Orange Radlers.

This new addition to Widmer Brothers’ seasonal line-up will be available in the Pacific Northwest on draught, and in six-packs. Hefe Twisted Citrus can be found using the Widmer Brothers beer finder at widmerbrothers.com/find-beer.

About Hefe Twisted Citrus

Bright, refreshing and a juicy version of the original American hefeweizen. Packed with blood orange, a mix of grapefruit, orange and tangerine peel, and a citrusy hop blend. Hefe Twisted Citrus bursts with fresh squeezed flavor.

MALTS: 2-Row, White Wheat

HOPS: Alchemy, Cascade, Mandarina Bavaria, Lemon Drop

OG: 12.0

AE: 2.3 P

ABV: 5.1%

Color: 7 SRM

IBU: 35

Please visit www.widmerbrothers.com for more information about the brewery, or follow Widmer Brothers on Facebook for the latest news and happenings.

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