Say hello to summer with Widmer Brother’s Citra Blonde Summer Brew!
Since we’re only one week into “official” summer and already experiencing three-digit temperatures, we thought we’d treat you to another light and refreshing beer suggestion to help survive the intense Southeast Texas heat to come.
Today, allow us to introduce a Widmer Brothers’ summer seasonal called, fittingly enough, the Citra Blonde Summer Brew! As we say hello to this interpretation of a golden ale, it’s also time to say “thanks for the memories” to Widmer’s Dark Saison; we’ll see you again soon.
Light and bubbly, part of what makes the Citra Blonde Summer Brew perfect for a cookout is its Citra hops. Their striking aroma and thirst-quenching flavor are the perfect pairing for soft malt notes. Reviewers on BeerAdvocate.com agree the beer’s light and bubbly texture, mixed with its citrusy and fruity flavor create a beer that’s full in taste and still uniquely refreshing.
In case beer history is your thing, we found the history of the Widmer Brothers to be just as interesting as the beer they brew. Dissatisfied with the paltry selection available at the time, brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer began brewing their own beer in 1979, as soon as it was legalized in Oregon. Interestingly, their brewery was the first in the United States to offer a full four-seasonal beer lineup, so clearly these guys know how to celebrate a change in seasons.
And, the guys at Widmer Brothers are so dedicated to their craft that they want to make sure you, too, are properly educated on all things brewskis. So, if you were ever wondering how to properly pour a Widmer beer (we’re not talking from the bottle straight to your mouth), they’ve put together this quick video for you. And the perfectionists that we are, we encourage you to try the pour a few times to make sure you get it just right, then drink up the evidence. If it takes you a “few tries,” we won’t judge…of course, practice makes perfect!
Let us know if you were able to master the Widmer Brothers Citra Blonde Summer Brew pour in the comments and, as always, cheers to you!