Widmer Brothers Brewery

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Widmer Brothers Brewery
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1984
Headquarters 929 N Russell St
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Products Beer
Production output
450,000 US beer barrels (530,000 hL) in 2011 [1]
Owner Publicly owned (NASDAQBREW)
Website www.widmer.com

Widmer Brothers is a brewery founded in 1984 in Portland, Oregon, USA, by brothers Kurt and Robert H. Widmer.[1] It is part of the Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.,[2] the 9th largest brewing company in the United States.


In 1986, the Widmer Brothers introduced their Hefeweizen to America.[3] It has since gained much popularity throughout the states.[citation needed]

In November 2007, Redhook Ale Brewery and Widmer Brothers officially announced plans to merge, forming a new company called Craft Brewers Alliance, which was later renamed as Craft Brew Alliance in 2012.[4] The merged company retained both the Redhook and Widmer brands. The two had already been working closely for several years through a licensing agreement whereby Redhook brewed and distributed Widmer beers on the east coast.[5][6] Anheuser-Busch holds a minority stake of approximately 32% in the company. This is for distribution.


Company headquarters in North Portland
Oregon ranks 3rd nationally in craft breweries per capita[7]

This is an incomplete listing of Widmer beers, past and present, and their types.[8]



  • Brrr Seasonal Ale, Winter warmer
  • Citra Blonde Summer Brew, Blonde Ale
  • Okto Festival Ale, Märzen
  • Pitch Black IPA, IPA

Limited Release[edit]


  • 100th Harvest Glacier Lager, Lager
  • Alt, Altbier
  • American Bitter Ale, English Bitter
  • Belgian Wit, Witbier
  • Blonde Ale, Blonde Ale
  • Bourbon Bock, Bock
  • Broken Halo IPA, IPA
  • Brown Ale On Nitro, Brown Ale
  • Brown Porter, American Porter
  • Cherry Bomb, American Strong ale
  • Deadlift, Imperial IPA
  • Der Uber Tuber, Fruit / Vegetable Beer
  • Doppelbock, Doppelbock
  • Drifter, Pale Ale
  • Ginger Brown, Spiced beer
  • Halo, American Double / IPA
  • Hooligan, Pale Ale
  • Hop Jack Pale Ale, American Pale Ale
  • Hopnosis, Double IPA
  • KGB Imperial Stout, Russian Imperial Stout
  • Milk Stout, Sweet Stout
  • Muscat Love, Fruit / Vegetable Beer
  • Northwest Red Ale, Red Ale
  • O'Casey's Irish Stout, Dry stout
  • Old Embalmer, American Barleywine
  • Noggin Grog Imperial Wit, Witbier
  • Okto, Red Ale
  • Rotator IPA: O'Ryely IPA
  • Rotator IPA: Shaddock IPA
  • Rotator IPA: Spiced IPA
  • Rotator IPA: X-114 IPA
  • Saison Christophe, Saison
  • Sled Crasher, Winter Warmer
  • Snowplow Milk Stout, Sweet Stout
  • Sommerbräu, Kölsch
  • Spring Run IPA, IPA
  • Springfest, Altbier
  • Three Kings, Strong Ale
  • Tripel Threat, Tripel
  • Ur Alt, Altbier
  • W'05, American IPA
  • W'06, N.W. Red Ale, American Red Ale
  • W'07, Pale Ale, American Pale Ale
  • W'08, Crimson Wheat, Pale Wheat Ale
  • W'12, Dark Saison, Saison
  • Widberry, Fruit Beer
  • Winternacht, Altbier


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Coordinates: 45°32′28″N 122°40′35″W / 45.541044°N 122.676344°W / 45.541044; -122.676344