PORTLAND, Ore. – October 26, 2017 –As one of Portland’s founding craft breweries, Widmer Brothers Brewing has been actively involved in supporting the local community for more than 30 years. From brewing beers to raise money for local restoration efforts, such as Tall Paul Lager which helped revive North Portland’s Paul Bunyan statue, to providing local brewers with access to its brewing lab and testing facilities, to donating countless beer and volunteer hours, Widmer Brothers Brewing has helped raise millions of dollars to support non-profit community organizations.
Next week, Widmer Brothers will expand on its more than three decades of local giving with the launch of Pints for Portland, a new monthly charity program that will help raise awareness and funds to support community non-profits. As part of Pints for Portland, Widmer Brothers Brewing will partner with a different non-profit organization each month and support the work they are doing to improve and enhance the Portland area through special beer events, volunteerism, and promotions.
The first Pints for Portland event will take place Monday, October 30th and kick off a month-long effort to support Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, a Portland-based non-profit that builds girls’ self-esteem through music creation, technical training, and performance. The event will take place in the Widmer Brothers pub from 5-7pm and include a live music performance by Vern Fonk, a Portland-based punk/metal band of teenage Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls interns at 6pm. Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls will receive 100% of proceeds from all beer sales during the event and a portion of proceeds from all beer sold during the month of November. Additionally, sales of a special Pints for Portland t-shirt will support the camp.
“As Portland natives, Kurt and I are incredibly proud of our city and look for ways to give back to the community that has been so supportive of us,” said Rob Widmer, co-founder Widmer Brothers Brewing. “Through Pints for Portland, we’re looking forward to hosting some great events at our pub and raising awareness for some of the many deserving charities in our community. And, of course, girls do rock!”
About Pints for Portland
For more than 30 years, Widmer Brothers has been giving back to the community in a variety of ways, from brewing beers to raise money for local restoration projects such as the recent effort to revive North Portland’s Paul Bunyan statue, to providing local brewers with access to its lab and testing facilities, to donating beer and volunteer hours to help hundreds of non-profit organizations across the state.
“Pints for Portland” will build on these efforts by providing a month-long program to support different organizations that are making a positive impact on the local community. Widmer Brothers Brewing will support each Pints for Portland partner with a public event at its brewery and pub in North Portland, as well as through employee volunteerism and sales of its beer and Pints for Portland t-shirt during the month.
To find out about charitable events and beers in the works, follow Widmer Brothers on Twitter or Facebook. For more information about how to become a Pints for Portland partner, visit WidmerBrothers.com/contact-us.
About Widmer Brothers Brewing
Widmer Brothers Brewing helped create the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when founders Kurt and Rob Widmer, then in their 20s, began brewing unique interpretations of traditional German beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the original American-style Hefeweizen, which elevated the brewery to national acclaim. Since then, the brewery’s iconic Hefe has grown to become Oregon’s favorite craft beer. For more than three decades, Widmer Brothers has continued to push the boundaries of craft beer. Based in Portland, Oregon, the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Hefe, Steel Bridge Porter, Drop Top Amber, PDX Pils, and a full seasonal lineup. Additionally, the brewery continues to make a series of limited edition, small-batch beers available in Oregon and at the Widmer Brothers Pub in North Portland. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit http://www.widmerbrothers.com/.