Widmer Brothers Brewing teams up with Deschutes Brewery, to brew a unique collaboration beer, AltBitter. This new Oregonian collaboration is a part of Widmer Brother’s year long 30th Anniversary celebration.
Altbitter is a combination of Deschutes Bachelor Bitter and Widmer Brothers Altbier. Imperial versions of each were brewed and aged separately in rye whiskey for eight months. The final release is a two-thirds barrel aged beer, with one-third non barrel aged beer.
“We have been friends with Gary Fish since the early days of Deschutes Brewery,” said Rob Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “It really means a lot to have both of our breweries come together to create a beer. We have always respected Deschutes and love what they’ve done for the Oregon craft beer community. The beer is a blend of our histories and it’s great to have finally done something together after all these years.”
Widmer Brothers / Deschutes Altbitter is now available in 22oz bottles and draft in select markets.
Style: Altbier (Barrel Aged. Whiskey)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Distribution: Select markets, including Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Minneapolis, San Diego, Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco.
Release: Mid-December, 2014
9.5% ABV, 55 IBUs