pFriem Family Brewers was awarded a silver medal for their Pilsner at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in each of the competition’s beer categories were announced September 26 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
“Most brewers regard German Pilsner as one of the most challenging beers to brew. This award is a great honor to us. We are extremely humbled and proud to have medaled in such a highly regarded category.” said Josh Pfriem, Brewmaster and Co-Owner at pFriem Family Brewers.
With 100 entries from American breweries, pFriem Family Brewers was recognized in the German-Style Pilsener category for its pFriem Pilsner. The story of pilsner starts in 19th century Bohemia when a Bavarian monk smuggled a special yeast to a brewmaster in Pilsen. The story of pFriem Pilsner starts in the Pacific Northwest where it acquires the aroma of fresh grass, flowers, and a touch of honey. While there are no monks involved in this pilsner, there is still a crisp and spicy finish. pFriem Family Brewers is a 4,500 barrel brewery located in Hood River, OR that specializes in Belgian and Northwest style beers.