A year ago the City of Portland declared the date of May 15th to be Hefe Day. This day is dedicated to honor the beer that helped put legendary Portland brewery Widmer Brothers Brewing on the brewing map. The original Hefe Day in 2016 honored the 30th anniversary of Rob and Kurt Widmer delivering its first keg of Hefeweizen to its first account, The Dublin Pub.
Last year the celebration was held in Pioneer Courthouse Square featuring Blitzen Trapper along with $1.00 Hefes. This year the celebration will expand into Hefe Week and will be held at the Widmer Brothers Pub from May 15-19, 2017. Though Hefe Day may be a bit scaled back, but Widmer will still offer $1.00 pours of Hefe all week long alongside $3.00 pours of its Hefe varietals that includes Hopfruit, Berry Lime, Hefe X Mosaic, and Hefe X Ekaunut.
The festivities will launch at the Widmer Brothers Pub in North Portland at 4:00pm on Monday, May 15th. There will be a special celebration in the backroom of the Pub, with an acoustic band in the evening, as well as special Hefe tasting flights and food specials. If the weather cooperates, the event will be held outside.
Widmer Brothers Pub 955 N Russell St. Portland, OR
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.