Meet Widmer Fizz, an interesting hybrid beer. Fizz is brewed with Meyer lemons, fresh ginger, and finished with champagne yeast. The result is an effervescent, bubby, summer offering.
“We got together with the 10 Barrel team, and they helped push this beer way out of the box,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing. “We’re calling Fizz a ‘spritzer-style ale’ because the beer was inspired by spritzer champagne cocktails, and we feel like it’s a great description of what the beer actually delivers. The champagne yeast, Meyer lemon, and fresh ginger give it a really refreshing summertime taste.”
Widmer Brothers Fizz will be available in limited quantities in 22oz bottles, and draft.
5.5% ABV, 20 IBUs
A sneak preview of Widmer Brothers Brewing‘s (Portland, OR) a future release in their 30 Years celebratory releases- Pitch Black 2010.
Along with a select few other beers from NW brewers, this beer helped write the BJCP style guidelines for “American-Style India Black Ale” or as some would rather call it, Black IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale. Bringing home a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival in 2009, Pitch Black IPA is the perfect example of how the Pacific Northwest likes their beer…dark, bitter, with a ton of hops. 6.5% ABV
The brewery will formally announce the release soon.
Style: Black IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Limited Release.
Read more: Widmer Brothers 30 Beers for 30 Years