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Event Recap: Explore Your Craft, hosted by Widmer Bros 7-16 (MA)

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The 2beerguys crew was recently invited by the folks of Widmer Brothers and Draft magazine to an Explore Your Craft event at The Estate  The Estate, (1 Boylston Place, Boston) already boasts a groovy vibe, but the beer, food, band and artist solidified that we were in for a fantastic night.

Explore your Craft - the Room

Atop the many bars fitted with Widmer taps, were 5 stations with platters of delicious appetizer pairings by Jon Riley, Executive Chef at Boston’s Capers Catering.  As Erin Crowley of Crowley Art Studio painted a live portrait of the event (unbelievable to watch!), The Jeff Conley Band entertained the crowd while singing and playing homemade electric guitars, ukuleles, and drums. This combo backed by the beautiful old building set the stage for perfectly for some really solid Widmer brews.

Explore your Craft - Widmer Painting

Among the beers enjoyed were:

  • Hefeweizen
  • Rotator IPA – X114
  • Nelson Imperial
  • Citra Blonde
  • Pitch Black IPA
  • Drifter Pale Ale
  • W’11 KGB Imperial Stout
  • Gose (which is only available on the west coast)
  • Crunchy Dude (which is only available on the west coast)
  • Alt (which is typically only in the Portland brew pug)

The many beer/appetizer pairings included:

  • Grilled Lobster Rolls paired with the award-winning Widmer Hefeweizen
  • Grilled flank steak with Chimmichurri sauce paired with the Pitch Black IPA
  • W’11 Imperial Stout matched with a  chocolate-hazelnut truffle
  • Multiple cheeses and bread parings

The evenings guest list included, Kurt Widmer, founder and co-owner of Widmer Brothers Brewing, Jason and Todd Allstrom of Beer Advocate and Andy Swartz, Head Brewer of Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH.  There were many other industry marketing, sales and writers ready to enjoy some killer Widmer Brews.

Explore your Craft - Jessica and Andy

If you’ve never had the pleasure of going to a Widmer or Red Hook event, brewery or brew-pub,  get yourself to one soon,  they really know how to brew and party!  Draft magazine is an excellent source of beer info ranging from reviews to blogs to travel…check it out!


Thanks to the folks of Widmer and Red Hook for including us in this amazing night!


Peace and Beer



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