Widmer Brothers is adding a rotating IPA series this year. The series – called “Rotator IPA Series” will feature experimental IPAs brewed by Widmer’s brewing team. The first beer in the series is X-114 and headed for shelves soon. The 114 is drawn from the strain number of citra hop used in this inaugural beer. Expect the second Rotator IPA by summer.
Details of X-144
Style: American IPA
Hop: Citra (114) (Dry & Aroma)
Malt: 2 Row Pale, Caramel 30L, Carapils
Taste Expectations: An aromatic IPA made from Citra hops that balance perfect proportions of big fruit and citrus flavor with hints of peppery spice, caramel malt sweetness and a bitter, but smooth finish.
Availability: 12oz/6pks. Draft. Limited Release.
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WIDMER BROTHERS LAUNCHES ROTATOR IPA SERIES: X-114 IPA LEADS OFF; MORE BREWS TO COME
PORTLAND, Ore. — March 28, 2011 — Widmer Brothers Brewing launches its Rotator IPA series with the release of X-114 India Pale Ale. The first beer in the series of IPAs, X-114 was handcrafted by the Widmer Brothers’ brewing team. X-114 IPA is available in limited quantities on draught and in six-packs at select retailers nationwide.
“Our Rotator IPA series was born out of our brewing team’s desire to experiment with and enthusiasm for the IPA style of beer,” said Rob Widmer. “Our brewers are passionate about creating unique interpretations of beer styles and always finding ways to do things a bit differently. X-114 IPA is an aromatic IPA that originated from the experimental hop that we now call Citra. It’s a great, drinkable beer and is the perfect brew to kick off this series.”
About X-114 IPA
X-114 IPA is an aromatic IPA made from Citra hops that balance perfect proportions of big fruit and citrus flavor with hints of peppery spice, caramel malt sweetness and a bitter, but smooth finish.
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel 30L, Carapils Hops: Bittering-Alchemy, Aroma — 114 (Citra) Dry Hopped and Aroma Hopped — 114 (Citra)
Original Gravity: 14.3 P Apparent Extract: 2.9P IBU: 50 Alcohol by Volume: 6.2 percent Color: 10 SRM
X-114 IPA has a suggested retail price of $8.99.
About the Rotator IPA Series
Widmer Brothers’ Rotator Series will feature an ever-changing offering of different IPA brews. The series was developed to showcase the Widmer Brothers brewers’ penchant for experimentation and to give lots of latitude for innovation within the broad IPA style. X-114 IPA is the first in the series to be released. Rotator Series beers will be available in limited quantities and are only available while supplies last. Widmer Brothers’ brewers will handcraft each IPA sequentially. The second beer of the series is expected to hit shelves sometime during the summer of 2011.About Widmer Brothers Brewing
What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for two ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their twenties, they dreamed of brewing American interpretations of authentic European-style beers. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the first American-style Hefeweizen; today, the unfiltered cloudy beer is the company’s signature brew and one of the best selling wheat beers in the country. Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Drifter Pale Ale, Nelson Imperial IPA, Drop Top Amber Ale and Pitch Black IPA. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.