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Brewing TV - Episode 15 - Widmer Brothers/Patersbier tasting notes

                         

Original postdate: August 20, 2010

Features:
- Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
- BTV Tasting Notes: Patersbier

Of all the professional brewers that Brewing TV has visited with, Kurt and Rob Widmer may be our favorites. They are cool, funny, extremely interesting, great storytellers.... and above all else, they hold homebrewing in the high esteem that we feel it deserves. We talk with the Widmer Brothers about their roots in and ongoing connection to homebrewing.

And we have a follow-up to the BTV Challenge: Open/Closed Patersbier Fermentation. See how Chip's beer turned out.

Related links

BTV EXTRA: Widmer Bros. on Their Original Hefeweizen

BTV EXTRA: Widmer Bros. Crash Into Beer Industry (Literally!)

Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Collaborator Project

Stuff you saw

Patersbier kit from Northern Brewer

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Reader Comments (8)

Wow!! what a set up, and the owners seem really nice and down to earth. I dig the collaboration brew, and wish we had something like that around in my area. I kind of wish that in the future you guys could make the conversion from barrels to gallons so I don't have to. I know it's not beer industy terms but that would help with an imediate understanding of the scale of the operation in my head, and maybe others as well. Keep up the good work, and like the new non-granola look lol.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric Fresh

I can't believe you guys keep pumping these out on such a regular basis. I've trawled the net and found a couple of other beer related radio/video shows but nothing gives the same level of delectation and edification as you guys and your brewing brothers and sisters at The Brewing Network. Long may you and they continue. Seeing the tasting at the start reminded me I hadn't taken note of seeing your open hefe in a previous episode - I should have taken note, as I'm currently fermenting my first hefe and between days 2 and 4 that baby was gushing out of the lock!!! All is now calm with a nice clean lock in place. Cheers
All for brew, brew for all.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrezzer

It's interesting to see what Eric wrote. Being from quiet reserved old England I was stunned to see that Sharp's brewery from Cornwall were getting in on using homebrewers to create a one off and visit the brewery to help the winning brew become a reality. Nice.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrezzer

is that the grain bill for widmer hefe is see @ 4:35? :P

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorrison

Man, I was just in Portland a couple months ago and missed all these great places. Although it was mainly a shopping trip for the wife and a beach trip for the kid. Next time we go (hopefully next summer), I'm definitely gonna hit these places. Not only do they most likely have great beer, seeing these operations in person are great inspiration to get home to homebrewing.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuffdeezy

I just had a Widmer Bros. Hefeweizen for the first time the other night. After seeing this episode, there was no way I could pass it up. It was very refreshing. Good nose, not overly estery. Really, really good. The waiter compared it to "Summer Wheat". Nice try, but not so much, buddy... I guess he thought I didn't know much about beer.

Keep up the good work, boys! I love all of these interviews and stuff (and want to keep seeing them, as well), but it would be good to see some more practical brewing, too... but wonderful episodes.

All for brew!

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSean

I have enjoyed the Widmer beers since I lived in Portland in '90-'91. They were my "gateway" beer to something other than BMC, and for that, I will be eternally grateful. So, yes, they were responsible for bringing me into the craft beer world.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwzl46

Great episode! I really enjoyed the Widmer Bros interivews, especially their story of the run away keg on their first delivery. But my favorite part might have been the camera man's head crushing. Long live Kids In The Hall.

August 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim

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