OMSI & Widmer Collaboration Beer Dinner

Science, beer and food will come to the forefront when Oregon Museum of Science and Industry partners with Widmer Brothers Brewing for the OMSI & Widmer Collaboration Beer Dinner. This rare event will take place on Wednesday, October 11th at OMSI.

OMSI partnered with Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Innovation Brewhouse to brew a beer with fossils. Similar in process to a traditional German stein bier where heated rocks are used, this process used fossils instead. The fossils were collected by kids from OMSI’s Camp Hancock and delivered to Widmer where they heated up the fossils and rocks to caramelize the beer.

To celebrate the release of Fossil Fuel Amber Lager, a three course beer pairing dinner is being created by Bon Appetit’s Executive Chef, Kit Zhu. Also involved in the dinner is Widmer Brothers Innovation brewermaster, Thomas Bleigh.

The evening will begin at 6:00pm (doors at 5:45pm) with a look behind the scenes at how this beer came to together, followed by a 3-course dinner paired with Widmer Brother Brewing beers at 6:30pm. Each course will be paired with an 8oz beer.

OMSI & Widmer Collaboration Beer Dinner Menu:
Mixed mushroom crostini, lemon mascarpone, balsamic reduction
Beer pairing: PDX Pils

1st Course:
Mizuna garden greens, Prairie Creek beets, shaved fennel, blood orange, lemon vinaigrette and truffle powder
Beer pairing: Fossil Fuel Amber Lager

2nd Course:
Braised pork cheeks, duck fat fingerling potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts with lemon
Beer pairing: Russell St IPA

3rd Course:
Pear chocolate pie with cream chantilly
Beer pairing: Vintage KGB Russian Imperial Stout

Tickets are $60.00 (OMSI members get a 15% discount) and include dinner, refreshments & gratuity. Advance ticket purchases are required, no tickets will be sold at the door due to food ordering processes. No refunds less than 24 hours prior to the event. To purchase tickets click HERE.

This event is 21 and over only. Valid ID required. Questions, please call 503.797.4529 or

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR, 97214