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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company of Portland, OR, has donated $4,200 from the sales of its Snowplow Milk Stout to the Oregon Brew Crew (OBC) as a show of appreciation for the efforts made in developing this beer. In the photo above, (L. to R.): Kurt Widmer, Bill Schneller (current president of the Oregon Brew Crew), Ike Manchester (Widmer Brewer), and Rob Widmer hold a symbolic giant check. "Before Kurt and I started Widmer Brothers Brewing Co we were home brewers and members of the OBC," said Rob Widmer. "The club has grown and changed in the last 20 + years but the passion for beer and brewing among the members is stronger than ever. Its a privilege and a pleasure to be associated with the OBC." OBC's Schneller said the the group will forward the donation to the McCracken Scholarship Fund at Oregon State University, which supports aspiring brewers. Kurt Widmer said Snowplow began its life as a "Collaborator" beer. The Collaborator Project began in the spring of 1997 as a collaborative effort between the Oregon Brew Crew and Widmer Brothers Brewing. While having beers at the Widmer Brewery, members of the Oregon Brew Crew lamented the fact that there were many excellent beer styles that were not being brewed by any local breweries. Widmer then invited the Oregon Brew Crew to work with them in brewing unique beers for distribution to the public. Snowplow was the first beer developed from the Collaborator project.
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Title Annotation:Oregon Brew Crew; Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
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Date:Feb 14, 2005
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