Widmer Brothers to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with American Hefeweizen

PORTLAND, Ore. — May 12, 2014 —American Craft Beer Week kicks-off today, and Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating with Hefe specials throughout the week at the brewery’s pub and with two events on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

First, Founders Kurt and Rob Widmer will be taking questions from the public on Reddit at 2:00 p.m. (PDT). The brothers are celebrating the 30 Anniversary of their brewery this year and welcome all discussion during their time on the subreddit /r/IAmA. The forum will be opened at 2 p.m. and Kurt and Rob will answer questions until approximately 3:15 p.m. Please join them and ask them anything.

Following the Reddit AMA, Rob Widmer will head to the Widmer Brothers Pub to pour beers for patrons during a special American Craft Beer Week Hefe Happy Hour beginning at 4 p.m. (PDT).

Widmer Brothers brewed the first American-Style Hefeweizen beer and created the style when Hefe was first brewed in 1986. The brewery is encouraging its fans to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with The Original American Hefeweizen and will be offering $3 Hefe pints at the pub, with Rob Widmer pouring beer behind the bar. Portlanders should come down to the Pub to say, “hello” to Rob, and celebrate American Craft Beer Week with an American Original. Rob will be pouring beers from 4 — 6 p.m.

For more information on Widmer Brothers Brewing, please visit www.widmerbrothers.com.


Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Kurt and Rob Widmer
Tuesday, May 13, 2014; 2 — 3:15 p.m. (PDT)
Kurt and Rob Widmer — two guys who have been brewing craft beer since 1984 — will answer questions about Widmer Brothers and the craft brewing industry on Reddit, the front page of the Internet.

The American Original Hefeweizen for American Craft Beer Week
Tuesday, May 13, 2014; 4 — 6:00 p.m. (PDT)
At the Widmer Brothers Pub (955 N Russell St. Portland, OR 97213)
Rob Widmer will be behind the bar pouring beers to commemorate American Craft Beer Week. We’ll be offering $3 pints of the Widmer Brothers’ signature Original American Hefeweizen.

About Widmer Brothers Brewing
Founded in 1984, Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer in 2014. Founders Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they began brewing unique interpretations of traditional German beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the original American-style Hefeweizen, which elevated the brewery to national acclaim. Since then, the brewery has continued to push the boundaries of craft beer, developing a variety of beers with an unapologetic, uncompromised commitment to innovation.

Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Hefeweizen, Upheaval IPA, Alchemy Pale Ale, Drop Top Amber Ale, a full seasonal lineup, and a series of limited edition beers. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.