Washington Beer Release Parties!

Posted on Mar 04, 2013


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:

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…



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!



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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” 

Picture by Full Sail Brewing


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…










Ski, Sip and Chill at Oregon’s Hood River!

Posted on Jan 14, 2013



The Seattle Times

Ski, Sip and Chill at Oregon’s Hood River

The Columbia River Gorge town famed for windsurfing can be a winter wonderland, too.

by Brian J. Cantwell ~ Photos by Mike Siegel

“HOOD RIVER, Ore. — This town full of extreme-sports nuts owes its late-20th century renaissance to windsurfing and other water sports — things you might think of in summer.  Add four craft breweries and you get a town of sports nuts and beer nuts.When word got out that you could also ski or snowboard pretty much year-round on nearby Mount Hood, snow nuts came, too.  With cozy brew pubs, good restaurants and a walkable downtown that festoons itself in lights well beyond the holidays, Hood River — whose front yard is the Columbia River — is growing a reputation as a getaway for winter as well as summer.”








To read the full article from The Seattle Times on the numerous activities our “Winter Wonderland” has to offer click: HERE


Best of the West 2012!

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

Winter Issue of Beer West Magazine featuring “64 reasons to LOVE craft beer”….look closely at the cover and you’ll see JOSH PFRIEM is one of them!


Photograph by Nicolle Clemetson



To read the full article click here: