Widmer Brothers Brewing is located in beautiful and brew-friendly Portland, OR. Their publicly-held brewery employs over 150 people who are as passionate about quality craft beer as Kurt & Rob themselves. They opened the brewery in 1984, and built a new 40-barrel brewing system in their current Russell Street location in 1990. They’ve grown steadily ever since. In 1996, They completed installation of a state-of-the art 250-barrel brewhouse, bringing their capacity to 220,000 barrels per year. In 1996, for the first time in their brewery’s history they also installed a bottling line, capable of producing 500 bottles per minute. In 2008 they added six new 1500-barrel fermentation tanks that increased their capacity to 450,000 barrels per year, and added a new keg filling line capable of filling 300 kegs per hour.