Big Beer Week: Widmer 84/09 Double Alt

Widmer‘s 84/09 Double Alt was actually a beer that showed up last summer to celebrate their 25th anniversary—but I missed it the first time around somehow. Fortunately the Brew Shop here in Bend still has a few bottles, so I snapped one up. 84/09 is basically a double-strength version of … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer Brothers’ Reserve Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Last week I received the new beer from Widmer in their new Brothers’ Reserve series, their Cherry Oak Doppelbock. This is the first in this new line, intended as a showcase for Widmer (in particular, Kurt and Rob Widmer, who are the ones coming up with the beers to be … Continue reading

Received: Widmer Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Last week I received a package from Widmer Brewing: the first bottle in their new Limited Release Series, Cherry Oak Doppelbock. This new Limited Release line is going to be Widmer’s twice-a-year treat to beer geeks: The Brothers’ Reserve line gives founders and brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer a chance … Continue reading

Happy Brother’s Day (from Widmer)

Today is Widmer’s Brother’s Day: the day that Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and Portland Mayor Tom Potter declared a state holiday, and Widmer is celebrating for a good cause: To honor Brother’s Day, Widmer Brothers Brewing has pledged to raise $10,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters by August 11 and … Continue reading


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Snow Plow

Snow Plow is Widmer’s limited-release winter seasonal beer, a sweet milk stout with an interesting history. It started as a Collaborator project with the Oregon Brew Crew back in 1998 and it was, in fact, the first Collaborator beer Widmer brewed (and subsequently bottled). In 2004, it won the gold … Continue reading

Reminder: $1.50 pints at Widmer’s Gasthaus

I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you all that tomorrow, April 2nd, Widmer is serving up $1.50 pints at their Gasthaus all day. It’s in celebration of their 25th anniversary, and if you leave near Portland, you’d be insane not to go. Of course, I imagine the Gasthaus will … Continue reading

Widmer turns 25

Widmer is turning 25 this year–on April 2nd to be exact, and on that day at their Gasthaus, they’re rolling back prices to $1.50 a pint! From their Facebook event page: In 1984, Kurt and Rob Widmer quit thier jobs in the name of beer, and Widmer Brothers Brewing Company … Continue reading