Widmer Brothers Green & Gold Kölsch Returns

Widmer Brothers Green & Gold Kölsch ReturnsFrom Widmer Brothers:

Born from a love of soccer and beer, Green & Gold Kölsch was originally created by Portland beer industry staple and longtime Timbers Army/107ist Member Abram Goldman-Armstrong. Now the cider maker and owner of Cider Riot!, Goldman-Armstrong was originally inspired to brew the beer after visiting Cologne, Germany for the 2006 World Cup. After returning home, Goldman-Armstrong brought his inspiration to life and won the Timbers Army annual homebrew competition in 2012 with this kölsch’s first iteration.

As a long-time Portland Timbers partner and supporter of homebrew projects, Widmer Brothers collaborated with Goldman-Armstrong to scale up his recipe and brew his winning recipe at the Widmer Brothers Brewery. They launched Green in Gold Kölsch for the first time in 2013 in limited release 22-ounce bottles, and the beer was popular on draft at Timbers home matches from 2013 to 2014.

“Green & Gold Kolsch is a beer that our fans have overwhelmingly asked about ever since we brewed it the first time around,” said Widmer Brothers Innovation Brewmaster Thomas Bleigh. “We thought it would be the perfect beer to launch as our summer seasonal release. It’s a complex yet really refreshing beer.”

At 5.2 percent ABV and 35 IBU, Green & Gold balances complex flavors with a sessionable finish. As a winner of the “Full 90” category at the Timbers Army homebrew competition, it’s a beer that soccer fans can enjoy all game long.

To celebrate the beer’s release, Widmer Brothers will host a launch party at their North Russell Street pub and the beer will be featured at the Timbers’ home opener on April 14.

The Green & Gold launch party at Widmer Brothers’ North Russell St. pub will take place on April 22, when the Timbers host New York FC at 3:00 p.m. During the game, Widmer Brothers will kick off its Timbers tickets giveaway, which runs throughout the 2018 MLS season. Fans can drink a Green & Gold (or Hefe) and take a picture and tag @widmerbrothers on Instagram to be entered into a raffle for two tickets to a Timbers match.

The launch of the beer also coincides with Widmer Brothers’ exclusive partnership with Lyft. Throughout the MLS Season, a special promotional code will appear on Widmer Brothers coasters and Lyft riders can redeem the code on their app for discounted rides.

For more information on Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit widmerbrothers.com or see what the brewery is up to on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Green & Gold Kölsch

Green & Gold Kölsch is a classic German-style Kölsch first brewed in honor of the Portland Timbers’ inaugural MLS season. A soft, sweet, bready flavor and aromas of strawberry and black pepper belie a crisp, dry finish.

Malts: Weyermann Pilsner, Weyermann Acidulated

Hops: Magnum, Hallertau

ABV: 5.2%

IBU: 35

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