After a year when most everybody feared Portland’s acclaimed beer industry would crumble under the burden of COVID-19 restrictions and below-normal sales, perhaps the last thing you would expect to happen next is a growth spurt.
Craft lager had a long, slow fermentation in Oregon. ENGELBERG PILSNERIMAGE: Matt WongJust a few years ago, it was rare to see a small-batch local beer descended from crisp Bohemians in the se,Beer Guide
Kurt and Rob Widmer, founders of Widmer Brothers Brewery and producers of the now-ubiquitous Hefeweizen, were part of a small group of pioneers that helped launch the modern craft beer industry in the mid-1980s. The duo were honored at the annual Oregon Beer Awards, held in front of a sold-out crowd at Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland on Feb. 18