Beer Guide 2017: History

These Beers Have Defined Oregon through the Eras

From Widmer's Hefeweizen to CDAs and sour ales, here's a brief history of our state's evolving tastes.

06/12/2017 By Brian Yaeger

Beer Me

What Does It Take to Pass the Ultimate Beer Test?

In a new book, Portland writer Lucy Burningham details her quest to become a Certified Cicerone. We asked how she passed a test harder than bar exams, what trends she loves, and why Portland's brew scene needs more women.

11/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: The Widmer Brothers Talk 20-Plus Years of Brewing—and Correct Your Pronunciation of "Hefe"

In 1986, Kurt and Rob Widmer dropped off their first keg of wheat beer at a small Portland bar. That Hefeweizen would go on to become one of America's most iconic brews. The brothers reminisce about how it all came to be, and tell us what might be next.

07/11/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER

This Sunday, Widmer's Hefeweizen Turns 30 Years Old

The city of Portland is throwing a massive birthday party at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

05/13/2016 By Marty Patail

BEST BEER

The Law that Changed Oregon's Beer Culture Forever

Thirty years ago, a political battle made the craft brew revolution possible.

03/08/2016 By Peter Holmstrom

BEER

Widmer Brothers Place High Stakes Bet with Columbus Brewery Over MLS Cup

On the line: A beer in honor of the winning team.

12/03/2015 By Marty Patail