One Of Portland’s Original Breweries, Widmer Brothers, Partners With USA Pears To Create Krystal Pear, A Wheat Ale With Pear, That Will Serve As The Signature Beer For Feast Portland
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty and Widmer Brothers Brewing are proud to announce the inaugural, flagship culinary event’s signature beer: Krystal Pear.
Inspired by Feast Portland, Widmer Brothers Brewing partnered with USA Pears to create Krystal Pear, creating the signature beer for festival. Krystal Pear is a filtered American Style Wheat Ale fermented with Northwest Pears. The malt bill of this ale creates flavors of fresh cereal-like grains and malted wheat, and is balanced out by the use of a new hop called Mosaic. Mosaic contributes aromas of fresh peaches and stone fruit, making it the perfect complement to round out the refreshing ale.
Founded in 1984 by brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer, Widmer Brothers Brewing offers an array of delicious Northwest beers – including Hefeweizen, brewed in 1986 as the first American style Hefeweizen, the Rotator IPA Series including a rotating selection of uncommon IPAs, and Brrrbon, an annual release of a NW Red ale aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
Throughout the week, Krystal Pear will be on draft at all Feast events where Widmer Brothers beer is poured, as well as the Gasthaus Pub located at the Widmer Brothers brewery. The beer will be the perfect compliment to the many star-studded events throughout the weekend and will be part of the Strange Brew demo in Director Park on Friday, September 21, from 3-4pm where Widmer Brothers’ Ben Dobler, along with Bon Appétit’s Andrew Knowlton, Christian DeBenedetti and Breakside Brewery’s Ben Edmunds, will talk about creating Feast’s special brew and other unique beers.
ABOUT WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING
Widmer Brothers Brewing is located in beautiful and brew-friendly Portland, OR. Their publicly-held brewery employs over 150 people who are as passionate about quality craft beer as owners Kurt and Rob Widmer are. The brothers opened the brewery in 1984, and built a new 40-barrel brewing system in their current Russell Street location in 1990. The company has grown steadily ever since. In 1996, Widmer completed installation of a state-of-the art 250-barrel brew house, bringing capacity to 220,000 barrels per year. In 1996, for the first time in the brewery’s history a bottling line capable of producing 500 bottles per minute was installed. In 2008 Widmer added six new 1500-barrel fermentation tanks that increased their capacity to 450,000 barrels per year, and added a new keg filling line capable of filling 300 kegs per hour.
ABOUT BON APPÉTIT PRESENTS FEAST PORTLAND
Founded in 2012 as the Northwest’s flagship culinary event and Oregon’s first-ever international food and drink festival, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland (feastportland.com) is a region-defining celebration of the unmatched vibrancy of the Oregon food community and everything that makes Portland awesome. With Oregon ranking as one of the hungriest states in the nation despite its perceived food abundance, all festival proceeds benefit national and local hunger relief organizations Share Our Strength and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (@FeastPDX).
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