Widmer Bros. Brewing installed the first two of four new 1,750-barrel fermentation tanks, part of a $3 million expansion.
Executives with Craft Brew Alliance Inc., the Portland-based corporate parent of Widmer, say the expansion shows faith in the brand, one of the pioneers in the nation's microbrew movement.
"In the next 12 month period, we're going to be brewing 23 different Widmer beers," chairman Kurt Widmer said this week. That's about twice what the brand produced only two years ago, said Joe Casey, Widmer's senior director of brewing.
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