Widmer Brothers Brewing to Release Brrr Winter Seasonal


PORTLAND, Ore. – Widmer Brothers Brewing is gearing up for winter with its classic winter seasonal, Brrr Seasonal Ale, and the brewery’s annual winter kick-off party, The Big Chill. The party takes place in Southeast Portland at the Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

The Big Chill is the official launch party for Brrr, which is available now in stores nationwide. The party will feature music, art, winter fashion, and lots of Brrr. Admission to The Big Chill is free and Widmer Brothers’ glassware for the event will be free while supplies last with the purchase of a Brrr.

Widmer Brothers Brrr is a big, NW red ale that emphasizes aromatic and flavorful hoppiness while embracing a feeling of winter with a robust malt backbone, rich body, and red appearance. Brrr, the brewery’s winter seasonal for eight years, features Simcoe and Cascade hops for a big, citrusy aroma and Widmer Brothers’ Alchemy hop blend for bittering.

The Big Chill is an Après ski-themed party this year. Attendees are invited to check out the latest winter styles in snowboarding and winter apparel during The Big Chill’s fashion show, with apparel and accessories provided by evo. There will also be a silent auction benefitting The Snowdays Foundation, a local non-profit with a mission to empower Portland youth through snowboarding.

Local artists have been asked to create winter-themed works of art from used snowboards donated by Mt. Hood Meadows, which will be displayed on site in the artist gallery. Partygoers will be asked to vote on their favorite works of art, with the winning artists receiving great prizes.

For more information on Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit widmerbrothers.com or see what the brewery is up to on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


  • The Big Chill 2015
  • Where: Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge; 808 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97232
  • When: Saturday, November 21, 9pm – 1am
  • What: The eighth-annual winter kick-off and Brrr beer launch party will feature music, art, and fashion.
  • Cost: Admission to The Big Chill is free. Widmer Brothers’ glassware for the event will be free with the purchase of Brrr Seasonal Ale, while supplies last.

About Brrr Seasonal Ale

Warm up with a cold one. Or two. Our winter NW red ale is the perfect treat, naughty or nice. The deep red body fills your glass and a citrusy hop aroma fills your nose. Then caramel and chocolate malts reward you with a perfectly balanced, malty sweet flavor, and a velvety finish.

  • Malts: Pale, Caramel 10L & 80L, Carapils, and Dark Chocolate
  • Hops: Alchemy Hop Blend, Cascade, and Simcoe
  • ABV: 7.2%
  • OG: 17.0° Plato
  • IBU: 50
  • Color: 22L

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 (pronounced: “hay-fa”) 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, Upheaval IPA, Alchemy Pale Ale, Drop Top Amber Ale, a full seasonal lineup, and a series of limited-edition beers. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.

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