It's no secret that beer and Portland go hand in hand, so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the Timbers will now be given their own craft brew.
Widmer emailed me a press release this morning showcasing their brand new beer. Now, I'm not usually in the habit of reporting on beer here on Stumptown Footy, but this seemed like a special occasion considering that the beer was crafted specifically for the Portland Timbers upcoming season.
The beer is called Green and Gold Kölsch and will be available throughout the Portland Timbers season in the Pacific Northwest, though apparently that doesn't extend as far north as Seattle. Probably a wise business decision.
Here's a little about it:
Green & Gold Kölsch is the creation of longtime Timbers Army member Abram Goldman-Armstrong, who won the "Full 90" category of the 2012 Timbers Army Homebrew Competition with this recipe. Goldman-Armstrong has been brewing variations of the Kölsch style since becoming acquainted with it in its native Cologne, Germany, while attending the 2006 World Cup; he entered his latest version of the style into the competition, which incorporated his homegrown Hallertauer hops.
And for you beer brewers here is the more specific information:
- Malts: Two-Row Pale
- Hops: Alchemy, Hallertauer, Mt. Hood
- Original Gravity: 11.7 Plato
- IBU: 35
- ABV: 5.2%
Oddly enough, while the press release states that the brew will be sold in stores in 22oz. bottles, there's no mention of it being made available in stadium at games. Regardless, I can't wait to try it.
It will, in fact, be sold at Jeld-Wen Field during game days.
What do you think of the Timbers Army getting their own Widmer beer?
UPDATE: Just to make it clear: this is actually more of a Timbers Army beer than Portland Timbers beer. It was brewed by long-time, forever Timbers Army member Abram Goldman-Armstrong.