Now Open 7 Days a Week!

Posted on Aug 07, 2013

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Hurray!

pFriem is now open 7 days a week (year round)

11:30am to 9pm Mon,Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun
11:30am to 9pm Fri, Sat

All Ages Welcome including a kid’s nook w/ toys & books
Dogs welcome in designated areas w/ water dishes in front of building.
Dog treats upon request.
2 picnic tables for outside seating, with an outdoor beer garden COMING SOON!

pFriem 1st Anniversary Party!

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

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pFriem Family Brewers announce their 1st Anniversary event on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 from 2PM to 10PM.  Along with celebrating this milestone, pFriem is very pleased to announce that their tasting room in Hood River, OR will begin serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week beginning on Monday, August 5th at 11:00 am.

The New Summer Hours will be as follows:
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm
The pFriem Family Brewers 1st Anniversary party will be a family-friendly event, featuring live music with bands including The Greenneck Daredevils, Wild Ones, and Tony Smiley. pFriem’s party will take place in the parking lot to the east of the brewery with views of the Hood River waterfront and easy access to Waterfront Park on the bank of the Columbia River.  There will be a kid’s corner in the parking lot including outdoor games & activities. The pFriem tasting room will be open to guests during the outdoor event and will be serving their full menu of Belgian & European inspired food. Several food options will be available in the outdoor event area including pulled pork sandwiches, veggie burgers, brats and organic hot dogs. Minors are welcome at the pFriem event from 2pm to 8pm.

The schedule of events is as follows:

The Greenneck Daredevils  3PM

Wild Ones  5:30PM

Tony Smiley  8PM

pFriem (pronounced “freem”) produces an array of beers that feature Belgian inspired ales, along with Northwest hop forward favorites.  pFriem currently features a wide range of seasonal beers.  pFriem has most recently started a barrel-aging program, which consists mostly of traditional Belgian sour ales that will be ready in the next year.

pFriem Brewery and Tasting Room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park.  Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while enjoying pFriem’s core beers and current seasonals. The pFriem tasting room offers a Belgian-influenced menu, made with locally sourced ingredients and designed to pair with the pFriem family of artisanal beers.

About pFriem Family Brewers:
pFriem Family Brewers is a Northwest & Belgian inspired 15-barrel brewery and tasting room in Hood River, OR.  pFriem artisanal beers are symphonies of flavor and balance, influenced by the great brewers of Belgium, but unmistakably true to our homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest. Although they are served humbly, each glass is overflowing with pride and a relentless aspiration to brew the best beer in the world. We’ll let you decide.

Washington Beer Release Parties!

Posted on Mar 04, 2013

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pFriem Family Brewers is thrilled to announce the introduction of their beer into the Washington State market, in partnership with Click Wholesale Distribution.  The full lineup of pFriem beer will be available in the Greater Seattle area, along with the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Washington beer markets starting on March 15th, 2013.  Initially the beer will be available in kegs, and plans for bottling are in the works for Fall/Winter 2013…so stay tuned!

Please join pFriem Family Brewers in celebrating this milestone with a fun filled week of festivities and pFriem beer releases throughout Washington State! The pFriem Family will kick off the week on Tuesday, March 12th at 6PM, at Brouwers Café [400 N 35th St. Seattle, WA], Seattle’s nationally renowned Belgian Beer Bar.  Brouwers Café will be showcasing seven of pFriem’s beers [Belgian Strong Blonde, Belgian Strong Dark, Blonde IPA, Belgian IPA, Super Saison, Belgian Stout, Mosaic Pale] along with an appetizing array of special Belgian food pairings.

Schedule of events:  

March 12 – Brouwers Cafe, 400 N 35th St, Seattle, WA
6PM – 7 beers, all 7 new releases with food pairings:

Belgian Strong Blonde, Belgian Strong Dark, Blonde IPA, Belgian IPA, Super Saison, Belgian Stout, Mosaic Pale

March 13 – Naked City Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA
6PM – 5 beers, 3 new releases with food pairings:

CDA, IPA, Saison, Blonde IPA, Belgian Strong Dark      

March 14 – The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA
6PM – 5 beers, 3 new releases with food pairings:

Little Saison, Black Saison, Wit, IPA, Belgian Strong Blonde

March 15 – Beverage Place Pub, 6413 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA
7PM – 6 beers with cheese pairings:

Wit, Saison, IPA, CDA, Belgian Strong Dark, Super Saison

March 16 – Green Frog Acoustic Tavern, 1015 N State St, Bellingham, WA
6PM 5 beers:

Blonde IPA, CDA, IPA, Wit, Belgian Strong Dark

March 17 – cheese, meat(s), pFriem Dinner at ACME Farm & Kitchen,
1313 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA

$75 includes a Farm Fresh Belgian Menu of five courses with beer pairings and tax. 6-9PM Gratuity not included.

Ticket link: http://www.acmefoodworks.bigcartel.com/product/events

March 18 – Red Hot, 2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA
6PM – 7 Beers with a Dog Special of Smoked Apple Brandy Duck Sausage:

Wit, Blonde IPA, Belgian Strong Dark, Belgian Strong Blonde, Belgian Stout, IPA, Little Saison,

Love to see each and every one of your beautiful faces there…

OP UW GEZONDHEID!

 

The Pfriem Family is Coming to Seattle

Posted on Feb 14, 2013

That’s right.  Thanks for your patience friends.  It’s true.

The Pfriem Family is coming to Seattle.

We have signed on with Click Wholesale Distributing and pFriem Family Brewers is pumped to be bringing our beer over the river and through the hills to Washington State!   So excited for this new journey and can’t wait to see so many of our wonderful friends and family who have supported and loved us along this crazy incredible adventure.  We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the launch of pFriem beer with several release parties in Seattle, Bellingham and Tacoma!

We are planning beer release parties as we speak…stay tuned and save the date(s) for the week of March 12th…yes, I said the WHOLE week!!  Watch out – we’re also going to be packing a handful of our special seasonal beers, along with our main stays…it’s going to be a crazy good time folks!

In the meantime, you can check out Kendall Jones of Washington Beer Blog and his absolutely flattering story on pFriem Family Brewers.  Kendall and his wife Kim, came in for a brewery visit this fall during Hood River Hops Fest.  Kendall – thank you for your many kind words, we are honored…we are humbled.

Can’t wait to lift a glass with each and everyone of you in Washington State!

OP UW GEZONDHEID!

 

Check out the full article here:

http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com/pfriem-family-brewers-coming-seattle/

Our Man Dan!

Posted on Jan 18, 2013

Please join us in welcoming our newest employee and “pFriem Family member”

Head Brewer Dan Peterson!

Dan joins us with a deep back round in brewing and love for craft beer.

 

Our man Dan was born & raised in Vermont.  A science fanatic from a young age, he studied Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Vermont. Dan quickly found himself post college geeking out with other scientists using his skills in the cancer research field.  Dan’s career path took an interesting turn when his wife Jennifer was working at Magic Hat Brewing Co. as a sales administrator.  A few of Jen’s Magic Hat co-workers gave Dan his first home brew kit for his birthday that year.  Dan got his feet wet as a homebrewer and started brewing up a storm in a cooperative art space in Vermont.  He was hooked instantly and like many other craft brewing stories of our era…he left his job in cancer research and took the plunge into a professional brewing career after he secured a job with Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Following Magic Hat, Dan landed a job brewing at Brooklyn Brewing Co. while his wife attended the French Culinary Institute in NYC (Jen’s a Pastry Chef).  In his time at Brooklyn Brewing, Dan helped build their lab and barrel aging program.  He was a major component with the Brooklyn Brewing team in building, managing and implementing the secondary fermentation bottling program a.k.a Big Bottles at Brooklyn Brewing.  Working on bottled beers such as the Brooklyn Local series 1 & 2 and Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse .  These bottled beers have won several awards over the years.

Quote from Garrett Oliver Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewing: “You helped make Brooklyn Brewery what it is today, and we’re super proud of you!

…from a recent comment on our pFriem Facebook site.

Years later despite an amazing brewing job – raising two babies in a concrete jungle, squeezed inside a TINY 360 sq ft Manhattan apartment…they had their challenges with big city life.  Dan was burnt out from fighting traffic and taxis on his daily bike commute; even to do one of the things he loved most: Brew Belgian Beers.  Listening to their yearning to stretch their legs (literally) and escape the hustle and bustle of NYC, Dan looked towards the West Coast.  Dan secured a job on the brew crew with Full Sail Brewing, so they packed their bags and headed to Hood River with their two baby boys in tow.

 

You can read more about Dan’s journey to the west coast and the Belgian IPA he brewed for his turn in the Full Sail Brewer’s Share here:  “de Famile Man” 

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Picture by Full Sail Brewing

 

While working at Full Sail, Josh and Dan got to know each other spending many hours on the brew deck…whether it be 3:45 A.M. or 3:45 P.M….talking about their love and passion for Belgian beer and brewing!

Josh and Dan not only share beer and brewing in common, but a deep love for the mountains and their families. The Dan and his family are apart of the same Co-ooperative Preschool that co-founder Ken Whiteman and Josh Pfriem’s family’s participate in.  Now just in case you were wondering by now…there is more than ONE preschool in Hood River!

Call it chance, call it coincidence…or call it pFriem Family Brewers!

Either way, please join us in giving Dan Peterson a warm welcome to pFriem…

Cheers!