Jeff Alworth: The Widmer Way: How Two Brothers Led Portland's Craft Beer Revolution
Come hear all about the beginning of Portland’s craft beer scene as we welcome author and beer connoisseur Jeff Alworth at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 17th, to talk about his newly published book The Widmer Way: How Two Brothers Led Portland’s Craft Beer Revolution (Ooligan Press).
At the time the two Widmer brothers, Rob and Kurt (the second and fourth of four siblings), began thinking about brewing their own beer, the United States had only ninety breweries, and that number was dropping. When they went looking for financing, banks laughed at them. But the brothers were committed to bringing Portland’s crafty can-do attitude to the beer industry, and they succeeded in spades, changing the world of craft brewing forever.
Jeff Alworth has written five beer-related books, including The Beer Bible and The Beer Tasting Toolkit. He has also written for several prominent beer publications, including Draft Magazine, Beer Advocate Magazine, and All about Beer. He writes the Beervana blog and hosts the Beervana podcast and teaches courses in the business of craft beverages at Portland State University.