Widmer Brothers Gasthaus Pub Closing For Remodel/Uprgrade

It’s been a long time coming, but a very welcomeWidmer Brothers Gasthaus expansion is in the works that will add 9 taps to one of Oregon’s longest-running brewpubs. The remodel plans are part of a series of new releases and refreshing innovations to mark the brewery’s 30th anniversary.

This is the first Gasthaus remodel that has been done since the pub opened in 1996.The remodel will further emphasize the brewery’s ongoing commitment to innovative brewing. The new and improved bar at the remodeled Widmer Brothers Pub will have a total of 24 taps, an increase of nine new taps.

When the pub first opened as the Gasthaus in 1996, 15 taps were sufficient to offer guests a number of the brewery’s regular releases alongside several experimental beers. But as the Widmer Brothers portfolio has grown, 15 taps no longer provided guests with the option of sampling many of the smaller batch beers that Widmer Brothers regularly brews at its pilot brewery. The addition of nine taps means that more experimental brews will be on tap at the pub at all times, just as Kurt and Rob Widmer intended in 1996.

The construction plans will also open up the space and bring in more natural light. The Widmer Brothers Brewery and Pub will feature a community table connecting the dining area and the bar, booths will be replaced by tabletops throughout the pub, and a new wood banquette will be installed in the main dining room.

The pub will remain open during most of the renovation, with a limited menu and draught selection, as well as limited seating. The pub will also not take any reservations during the remodeling period from now until March 28.

The Widmer Brothers Brewery and Pub plans to fully re-open on March 28, and will host a private Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Party on April 2, which is the day the brewery was incorporated in 1984. The following day, on April 3, Widmer Brothers will host a Grand Re-Opening 30th Anniversary Party that will be open to the public. For more information on the brewery, please visit www.widmerbrothers.com.

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