Early Thursday morning a fire in a substation caused a power outage in Portland that lasted most of the day. The outage affected a lot of people and businesses across the city. Businesses had to close and traffic lights were dark, but the real tragedy was the volume of beer that was lost. By the time power was restored in the mid-afternoon, Widmer Brothers Brewing had lost 250 barrels of Deadlift Imperial IPA.
“For us the painful part is the loss of 62,000 pints of delicious beer,” Widmer told the Oregonian.
Yes, Widmer is big.
While this story is not about Washington beer, we extend our condolences to our beer loving brothers and sisters in Portland. We feel their pain.