pFriem Family Brewers announces their 4th Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 from 4:00-9:00 pm, This celebration will happen at Hood River Waterfront Park’s amphitheater directly across from the brewery. This event is free to attend and open to the public.
pFriem‘s 4th Anniversary Party will be a family-friendly event, featuring live music by the bands Redray Frazier and Jelly Bread. The celebration will take place in the amphitheater to the north of the brewery with views of the Columbia River and easy access to the rest of Waterfront Park. In addition to live music, there will be a free bouncy house for kids from 4:00-8:00 pm, lawn games, food carts, and a pFriem beer tent.
The pFriem tasting room will also be open to guests during the outdoor anniversary party. The tasting room will provide a full food menu during their regular scheduled hours 11:30 am – 10:00 pm. Additionally, there will be meal options available at the park including local food by Big Man’s Rotisserie and Leah’s Lunch.
Water stations will be available but guests are encouraged to bring their own sun protection, lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Parking is open along Portway Ave, and carpooling with designated drivers is recommended.
Beginning March 1st, 2016, pFriem Family Brewers will officially occupy the entirety of the 20,000 sq. ft. Hood River Halyard building. The six year-old waterfront building is LEED silver certified and is owned by the Port of Hood River. pFriem Family Brewers originally occupied suite 101 when they opened their doors in 2012. Until recently, the building was also the home of Pocket Fuel and Real Carbon.
The Halyard building is split up into four suites. In 2012, pFriem Family Brewers started in 101 with 6,000 sq. ft. then moved into 102 in 2013. Last year they moved completely into Pocket Fuel’s space. Real Carbon relocated earlier this year, opening up their portion of the building. On February 2nd, pFriem Family Brewers was approved by the Port of Hood River to occupy the entire building. “I remember back in 2009 when the outside walls were going up on the Halyard building. I thought to myself what an amazing and beautiful place to house a brewery. We were thrilled when we signed our lease in 2011 to start building our brewery here, but it is a dream to have the whole building to grow into!” explains Brewmaster, Josh Pfriem.
The newly acquired space means big opportunities for pFriem Family Brewers. They will be able to boost their production to 20,000 annual barrels of beer in addition to expanding their barrel-aging and fruit programs. pFriem plans to release thirty-seven beer varieties in bottles throughout 2016 – eleven of those will be barrel-aged beers. The extra space lends greater possibilities for variety, creativity, and continued consistency of quality in pFriem beers. It also means more production of award winning beer, such as their GABF® silver medal winning Pilsner. Josh Pfriem expands upon his vision for the space stating, “We have built a brewers’ playground for a brewery, we have the ability to make high quality lagers, innovative hop-forward beers, Belgian-inspired beers, barrel-aged beers, and fruited beers. With this new space we will be able to brew more pFriem classics and be able continue to stretch our creative legs.”
New School Beer has named pFriem Pilsner as Oregon’s Best Beer of 2015 and gave pFriem the honorable title of Best Oregon Brewery. Brewmaster, Josh Pfriem, was also selected as runner up for Brewer of the Year.
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.
pFriem Family Brewers announces their 3rd Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 from 4:00-9:00 pm. This celebration will happen at the Hood River Waterfront Park’s amphitheater directly across from the brewery. This event is open to the public.
pFriem‘s 3rd Anniversary Party will be a family-friendly event, featuring live music by the Portland based band “Scott Pemberton Trio” starting at 7:00 pm. The celebration will take place in the amphitheater to the north of the brewery with views of the Columbia River and easy access to the rest of Waterfront Park. In addition to live music, there will be a free bouncy house for kids from 4:00-8:00 pm, food carts, and a pFriem beer tent.
The pFriem tasting room will also be open to guests during the outdoor event. The tasting room will provide their full food menu during their regular scheduled hours 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Several food options will be available outside including food by KOi Fusion and PB&J Grilled.