Brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer joined us today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Widmer Brothers Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. In 1984, the two brothers began cobbling together their first brewery on NW Lovejoy using a mismatched variety of reclaimed equipment, including retired dairy tanks and vessels initially intended for use in a nuclear power plant that was never built. Though they didn't know it at the time, opening their small, hand-built brewery would help shape craft brewing history.
To celebrate this major milestone, Widmer Brothers Brewing announced the first three beers in the anticipated 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, the brewery's most ambitious effort to date and one of the most elaborate series of beer releases from a brewery in the United States. The three releases - Altbier, Weizenbier, and Hefeweizen - were the first three beers that the brothers brewed, and each represents one of the first three years of Widmer Brothers' existence: 1984, 1985, and 1986, respectively.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary at Widmer Brothers Pub located at 929 N Russell in Portland, 503-281-2437.