Widmer Brothers: New Releases

Rob Widmer, talking about the upcoming releases from Widmer Brothers Brewing: W'12 Dark Saison and the Rotator Series Spiced IPA. I've seen the Dark Saison on store shelves already, but the new Spiced IPA hasn't displaced the current delicious Rotator Series O'Ryely quite yet. Both beers are quite unique. The Dark Saison lives up to it's name, showcasing the Belgian yeast strain, while finishing long and sweet from the caramel and dark chocolate malt. The Spiced IPA was brewed with a custom tea which includes: Malty Assam Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise, Black Pepper, and Cardamom. This release is also a collaboration with QUAFF, a San Diego homebrew club. The result? Imagine a NW IPA with floral and pine notes, mixed with the aromatics of a light Cardamom perfume from the tea, and then Cinnamon and Clove blending with the flavors from the hops. Sounds bizarre, tastes delicious! Check it out for yourselves when it hits the shelves soon.