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The Friday Beer: Widmer Hefeweizen

Paul Gibson

Here in the Great Pacific Northwest the days are getting longer, the temperature is on the rise and we are finally starting to see some sun. We’re not out of the iffy spring weather yet but soon we’ll be grilling on the BBQ, lounging on beaches and looking for pubs that have outside seating.

A hefeweizen is a great summer time beer and the Widmer Hefeweizen is one worth trying. Like most pale wheat ales this Portland brewed beer is low on alcohol, has a clean flavor and is best served with a slice of lemon or orange.

What will you be drinking as we move into the final weekend of April?

Widmer Hefeweizen

  • Brewery: Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Consumed at: Fin MacCool’s
  • ABV: 4.9%
  • Description: American Pale Wheat Ale

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Guest contributor Paul Gibson originally hails from Carlsbad, New Mexico, but he prefers the Northwest’s cooler temperatures and its vast selection of hoppy delicious beers. As a kid, he first started taking photos with an Instamatic of his friends on their BMX bikes. Now he takes photos of beer, breweries and on occasion street photography, events and concerts—minus the Instamatic. You can find more photos and follow Paul on Twitter at @pdgibson.