Widmer Brothers Brewing

955 N Russell Street
Portland, OR 97227

503-281-4000

History:

1979 HOME BREWING LEGALIZED IN OREGON

HOME BREWING IS LEGALIZED IN OREGON. HAVING TROUBLE FINDING BEER IN THE U.S. THAT THEY LIKE TO DRINK, BROTHERS KURT AND ROB WIDMER BEGIN MAKING BEER FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FRIENDS.

1986 DUBLIN PUB CREATES A BUZZ

THE OWNER OF THE DUBLIN PUB, WHICH CARRIED THE ALTBIER AND WEIZENBIER AND EAGER TO EXPAND HIS OFFERINGS, ASKS THE WIDMER BROTHERS TO MAKE A THIRD BEER FOR HIM. THE BREWERY ONLY HAD TWO FERMENTERS AT THE TIME, SO TO SAVE SPACE AND TIME, THEY SIMPLY LEFT THE WEIZENBIER UNFILTERED AND IMPRESSIVELY CLOUDY, THUS CREATING THE FIRST AMERICAN-STYLE HEFEWEIZEN (LITERALLY MEANING "YEAST WHEAT").

1990 MOVING TO NORTH PORTLAND

KURT AND ROB MOVE THE BREWERY TO ITS CURRENT LOCATION IN NORTH PORTLAND, AND RENAME THE BREWERY WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING CO.

2011 WIDMER BROTHERS TODAY

TODAY, THE OREGON BREWER'S FESTIVAL IS THE LARGEST OUTDOOR CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY, DRAWING MORE THAN 70,000 ATTENDEES. TO DATE, 31 RECIPES FROM THE COLLABORATOR PROJECT HAVE BEEN CHOSEN WITH SOME WINNING NATIONAL AWARDS, INCLUDING A GOLD MEDAL AT GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL. WIDMER BROTHERS HISTORY CONTINUES TO WRITE ITSELF EVERY DAY. 

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