pFriem Family Brewers 6th Anniversary

Josh Pfriem and Rudy Kellner, two of the three founders of pFriem Family Brewers.
Josh Pfriem and Rudy Kellner, two of the three founders of pFriem Family Brewers.

Back in 2011 Josh Pfriem partnered with Ken Whiteman and Rudy Kellner to open pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, Oregon. A year and a half later in August 2012 the brewery opened its doors to the public and has been a popular and highly regarded brewery in the Pacific Northwest.

On Saturday, August 4th from 4:00-9:00pm, pFriem Family Brewers will host its 6th Anniversary across the street from the brewery at the Hood River Waterfront Amphitheater.

pFriem’s 6th Anniversary is free to enter and is family friendly. The five-hour event will include live music, lawn games, kid’s entertainment, food, and plenty of pFriem beer!

pFriem Anniversary Beer List:
6th Anniversary Brut IPA (NEW!)
Hazy IPA
Jammy Pale
Mexican Lager
Pilsner
Kettle Soured Mango Berliner Weisse
Schwarzbier

image of Waterfront Park courtesy of pFriem Family Brewers
image of Waterfront Park courtesy of pFriem Family Brewers

In addition to the pFriem beers there will be OPP Cider pouring from Rack & Cloth. Food Vendors include Pok Pok, Pastrami Zombie, Local Grind and more! Plus there will be live music from The Quick & Easy Boys and Object Heavy.

Parking is available along Portway Avenue but most of the area is now metered only accepting credit card payment. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets and also don’t forget your sunscreen.

pFriem Family Brewers is open daily from 11:00am-10:00pm. Find out what’s on tap by visiting its Tap List.

Here’s a photo perspective of a brewery tour we were part of on April 20, 2018.

Gavin Lord leading a brewery tour at pFriem Family Brewers.
Gavin Lord leading a brewery tour at pFriem Family Brewers.
A centrifuge at pFriem Family Brewers.
A centrifuge at pFriem Family Brewers.
pFriem Family Brewers uses a Meheen Bottling machine.
pFriem Family Brewers uses a Meheen Bottling machine.
Gavin Lord demonstrating a a cork-piercing pressure gauge at pFriem Family Brewers.
Gavin Lord demonstrates the cork-piercing pressure gauge. It allows us to measure the pressure within the bottle as a secondary fermentation takes place. The gauge is installed on bottling day, at which point it reads zero pressure. As the secondary fermentation takes place, the pressure increases. Once the fermentation is complete, the pressure will stabilize and remain constant. We can then correlate the pressure reading on the gauge to volumes of CO2 in the beer. Once the secondary fermentation is complete, we begin periodic sensory analysis to determine readiness for release.
The lab at pFriem Family Brewers.
The lab at pFriem Family Brewers.
Josh Pfriem speaking during a brewery tour at pFriem Family Brewers.
Josh Pfriem speaking during a brewery tour at pFriem Family Brewers.
Barrels resting at pFriem Family Brewers.
Barrels resting at pFriem Family Brewers.
Foudres and barrels at pFriem Family Brewers.
Foudres and barrels at pFriem Family Brewers.
A barrel of Gin Saison aging at pFriem Family Brewers.
A barrel of Gin Saison aging at pFriem Family Brewers.
Tap sign storage at pFriem Family Brewers.
Tap sign storage at pFriem Family Brewers.
Rahr malt bags hang on the wall in an office area at pFriem Family Brewers.
Rahr malt bags hang on the wall in an office area at pFriem Family Brewers.
Josh Pfriem and Rudy Kellner, two of the three founders of pFriem Family Brewers.
Josh Pfriem and Rudy Kellner, two of the three founders of pFriem Family Brewers.
Overlooking the bar and dinning room at pFriem Family Brewers.
Overlooking the bar and dinning room at pFriem Family Brewers.
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