Monday, August 8, 2011

Explore Craft Beer with Widmer at the Great American Music Hall

In conjunction with Draft Magazine, Oregon’s Widmer Brothers Brewing Company will showcase its beer, along with food, art and music, starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the venerable Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. “Explore Your Craft” will celebrate the artistry of brewing, cooking, visual art and live music by Buxter Hoot'n.
Widmer Brothers is one of the oldest craft brewing companies in the U.S. It was founded by brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer, who began making beer for themselves and their friends in 1979, when home brewing was legalized in Oregon. The brothers opened their brewery in Portland in 1984 and built a new 40-barrel brewing system on Russell Street in Portland in 1990. Widmer installed a bottling line capable of producing 500 bottles per minute in 1996. Widmer Brothers is perhaps best known for its American-style Hefeweizen, a cloudy wheat beer based on the German style.
Along with the flagship hefeweizen, the event at the Great American Music Hall will feature Drifter Pale Ale, Rotator IPA: X-114, Citra Blonde Summer Brew, Nelson Imperial IPA, Galaxy Hopped Barleywine and Brrrbon, as well as several exclusive special release beers.
The chef-designed, locally sourced menu made with and for Widmer’s beers will include fish and chips deep-fried in a Citra Blonde beer batter paired with Widmer’s Citra Blonde and ginger lemongrass mussels steamed in a pitch black coconut milk broth served with Pitch Black IPA.

Explore Your Craft”
Presented by Draft Magazine and Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco
6 p.m.
A limited number of tickets, priced at $50, are available at

For more information, contact Tanya Pinkerton at 415-669- 9832 or Katie Holland at 205-821-0257

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