Craft Brew Alliance Launches ‘Twisted Citrus’ Version of Widmer Hefeweizen

PORTLAND, Ore. – Widmer Brothers Brewing today announced the release of Hefe Twisted Citrus, a refreshing and juicy new version of America’s Original Hefeweizen that will be available in bottles and on draft across the Pacific Northwest.

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

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

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About Widmer Brothers Brewing

Widmer Brothers Brewing was founded in 1984 in Portland, Ore. Brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer, with help from their dad, Ray, helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement when they began brewing unique interpretations of traditional German beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the original American-style Hefeweizen, which elevated the brewery to national acclaim. Since then, Hefe has grown to become Oregon’s favorite craft beer and the brewery has continued to push the boundaries, developing beers with an unapologetic, uncompromised commitment to innovation.

The brewery currently brews a variety of award-winning beers including Hefe, Drop Top Amber Ale, and a full seasonal lineup. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit

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