Brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer founded Widmer Brothers Brewing Company in 1984. For more than 19 years, the Widmer brothers have created deliciously original beers and overseen the entire brewing process from fresh grains to finished beers.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company brews unique and authentic European and American style beers. After living in Germany and enjoying fine European beers in the 1970s, Kurt Widmer returned to Portland, Oregon, with a mission to create American interpretations of authentic European beer styles. His search for an original beer experience led Kurt back to a brewery in Düsseldorf, where he studied recipes of that famous brewing center. The Widmer Brothers' special brewing yeast was obtained from the world-renowned Brewing Research Institute in Weihenstephan, Bavaria. This special yeast has been maintained at Widmer's brewery for over 19 years, and is an important part of the Widmer Brothers' brewing process