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Explore Your Craft Comes To Seattle: A Night With Widmer Brothers Beer, Draft Magazine, Gourmet Food, Music, and Art

November 11, 2012

Widmer Brothers Brewing and Draft Magazine are bringing their Explore Your Craft series to Seattle on Thursday, November 15.  It is billed as an  unforgettable evening of beer, food, and art. I found one writers review of a past event that that backs this up.

Official Press Release:

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 8, 2012 – Explore Your Craft, a collaborative effort between Widmer Brothers
Brewing and DRAFT Magazine celebrating the art of craft beer, will be held in Seattle on Thursday, Nov.
15, and tickets are available now. The Seattle Explore Your Craft Event will feature Widmer Brothers
beers paired with food from Herban Feast, The Cheese Cellar and The Swinery, live music from Danny
Godinez, and artwork from John Osgood.

Seattle is the fifth of six cities where Explore Your Craft will be hosted this year. The final event in the
2012 series will be hosted in Boston on Monday, Dec 3.

WHAT: Highlighting the Widmer Brothers Brewing portfolio of handcrafted beers, the Seattle Explore
Your Craft event will offer a selection of small plates from Amanda Herrera, chef de cuisine for Herban
Feast, offering a unique food and beer pairing experience for attendees. The celebration will also feature
local artisans, including The Cheese Cellar and The Swinery; live musical performance by Danny
Godinez; and an urban contemporary art installment by John Osgood.

Featured beers at the Seattle event will include Falconer’s IPA from the Rotator IPA Series; SXNW,
the latest Brothers’ Reserve release; Barrel Aged Brrrbon ’12; Milk Stout; Alt; and Pacific Gem, an
experimental IPA brewed with Pacific Gem hops from New Zealand. Widmer Brothers favorites—
including Brrr Seasonal Ale, Drifter Pale Ale, Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, Nelson Imperial IPA and Pitch
Black IPA—will also be available.

Beer and food pairing examples include:
• Sweet balsamic onion and roasted garlic jelly on crostini with brie paired with Drifter Pale Ale
• Crying tiger endive leaf spoons with spicy grilled chicken, carrots and green onions paired with
• Black and blue beef sliders served with picnic fries and paired with Pitch Black IPA
• Mole chicken tostada with black beans and fresh cabbage salad paired with SXNW Dark Ale
• Banana chocolate bread pudding bites with Brrrbon caramel sauce paired with Barrel Aged
Brrrbon ‘12

WHO: Special guests include Rob Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. South, Seattle 98134

COST: Admission is $45 per person. Purchase tickets online at

About Widmer Brothers Brewing

What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for two
ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft
beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they dreamed of brewing unique interpretations of traditional
beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the first American-style Hefeweizen; today,
the unfiltered cloudy beer is the company’s signature brew and one of the best-selling wheat beers in the
country. Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including its Rotator IPA
Series, Drifter Pale Ale, Nelson Imperial IPA, a high-end Brothers Reserve Series and a full four seasonal
lineup. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit

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