POPSUGAR Food

Happy Hour: Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale

Feb 25 2009 - 4:15pm


If you enjoy wheat beers, you're most likely familiar with the Widmer Brothers [1]. Its American brew is an incredibly well-known Hefeweizen. I got my hands on a six pack of Widmer's latest creation, Drifter Pale Ale [2] ($8.99). Typically, pale ales are made with Cascade hops, but Drifter uses a different variety called Summit. These hops provide an intense citrus flavor; seriously, it tastes like there's orange juice in the beer! A touch of caramel malt balances out the tartness of the citrus.

Although I normally prefer light beer, this refreshingly smooth brew is crisp and clean with only a slight bitterness — making it highly drinkable. If you enjoy sipping new, innovative brews, definitely give Drifter Pale Ale [3] a try.

I paired mine with the Schlow burger [4], but it would be welcome with pizza or fried seafood. Have you tasted Drifter or any of the Widmer Brothers' other beers?


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