A new collaboration is on the way in the craft beer industry. This year Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR) celebrates 30 years of craft brewing. To celebrate, the brewery is collaborating with a few special people. (Six to be exact.)
Coming soon is Blacklight IPA, brewed with Boneyard Beer from Bend, Oregon. Widmer Brothers brewer Ben Dobler has known Boneyard’s Tony Lawrence for 17 years, making this first collaboration an easy choice.
Read more: Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years
Blacklight IPA is a meld of the two breweries styles. A hop forward, sessionable 4.2% abv black ale with dark roasty notes.
Brewed with a heavy dose of five different hops varieties and stained black as night with cold-steeped dark malts, this beer hits huge with hop flavor and aroma without the heavy roast and harsh bitterness suggested by its color.
Widmer Brothers/Boneyard Beer Blacklight IPA will be available in 22oz bombers in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia.
Style: Black IPA
Hops: Alchemy, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, Summer, Citra
Malts: Two Row Pale, Midnight Wheat, Special Aromatic, Flaked Barley, Caraffa III, Caravienne
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: April, 2014
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