PORTLAND, OR – Widmer Brothers Brewing has released Lemongrass Wheat Ale. The limited-edition beer is the fifth to be released in the brewery’s Brothers’ Reserve series, which showcases the brewers’ commitment to innovation and creativity in craft brewing. The one-time Lemongrass Wheat Ale release is available in very limited quantities on draught and in 22-ounce bottles at select retailers nationwide.
“We are very excited to release Lemongrass Wheat Ale in our Brothers’ Reserve series,” said Rob Widmer, brother and co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “The use of Muscat grapes and lemongrass brings out distinct fruit tones that are balanced by the grains. It’s truly a unique ale that blurs the line between craft beer and wine.”
About Lemongrass Wheat Ale
Lemongrass Wheat Ale is brewed with a combination of malts and Muscat grapes. This unique mixture gives the beer a traditional malt backbone with hints of late harvest grape sweetness. Lemongrass is added during fermentation and conditioning, lending a distinct lemon flavor and aroma. To maximize the Muscat contribution, Champagne yeast was used for primary fermentation, while ale yeast was added during secondary fermentation. The two yeasts worked in tandem to produce a crisp and fruity profile. Alchemy and crystal hops are added for balance and complement the citrus and underlying earthy, spicy notes of the beer.
- Bitterness: 20 IBU
- Alcohol by Volume: 9 percent
- Original Gravity: 20┬░ plato
Twenty-two ounce bottles of Widmer Brothers’ Lemongrass Wheat Ale are exclusively packaged in individual boxes for a suggested retail price of $9.99.
About Brothers’ Reserve
Since 1984, Kurt and Rob Widmer have been dedicated to brewing unique and creative hand-crafted beers. The Widmer Brothers’ creativity and expertise have been the basis for the beers that people love drinking as much as they do. The Brothers’ Reserve is a celebration of this history, showcasing the Widmer Brothers’ innovative skills and creative passion for craft brewing. The Brothers’ Reserve line offers unique, one-of-a-kind beers that are truly limited in nature. Each run is narrow, and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. These are beers for enthusiastic beer lovers, personally crafted by two of the most enthusiastic beer lovers around.
Lemongrass Wheat Ale was preceded in the series by Cherry Oak Doppelbock, introduced in fall 2009; followed by Prickly Pear Braggot, released in spring 2010; Barrel Aged Brrrbon, released in fall 2010; and Galaxy Hopped Barleywine Ale, released in spring 2011.