After hearing how many breweries there are in Portland (50+), I was determined to drink my way through as many as I could in the 3 short days I was there. Unfortunately, beer is HEAVY on the belly. So, as much as my mind and mouth were set on drinking my weight in brews, my expanding waistline and tight-fitting pants were refusing.
Now, I’ll be honest. I don’t like hefes. You’re probably asking yourself why I would be going to a place that is KNOWN for their hefes…. Well, first and foremost, I am a lover of food and beverage and I try my absolute best to give everything I taste a fair chance. I figured if I was going to give hefes a chance, I would go to a place that makes award-winning hefeweizens and, most importantly, the place that was single handedly responsible for creating the American-style hefeweizen.
I will report back that my favorite types of beers are still IPAs and Stouts but I am now a lot more open to ordering a hefe every once in a while – especially if it was a beer coming from Widmer. When you come to Portland and visit Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., you can’t leave without signing up to do one of their brewery tours. It only costs $5, you’re paired up with a knowledgable tour guide, and you get to try 4 different brews in a souvenir taster glass you can take home!
Brewery Tour Schedule (pulled from their website here)
Mondays – Thursdays at 3pm
Fridays at 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Saturdays at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Sundays at 1:00pm & 2:00pm
ALSO – If you’re hungry, they’ve got a pub right across the street. I didn’t get to try their food, but I did order a flight. 6 5oz. tasters for a cheap $15!
Check out my Tastemade video review below. CHEERS!