pFriem Family Brewers Unveils a Trio of Gorge Brewery Events for Summer 2024

The Grasslands Barbecue smoker at pFriem Family Brewers in Cascade Locks, Oregon back in May 2023. This event will return this year and we highly recommend it.

The summer of 2024 is beginning to take shape for pFriem Family Brewers with three fun-filled events all taking place in the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Each event will bring together beer, food and music from the Gorge for all to enjoy.

For each event, pFriem will partner with Grasslands Barbecue – the highly acclaimed Tex-ish style barbecue food truck located on the Hood River Waterfront –  to make sure guests have their hands full of outstanding food while sipping on pFriem beers. The lineup of events include pFriem + Grasslands Barbecue Summer Kick-Off Party, pFriem 12th Anniversary Party and a new pFriem + Grasslands Barbecue Oktoberfest.

Last year we attended the pFriem + Grasslands Barbecue Summer Kick-Off Party and had an enjoyable afternoon. This year it returns to the brewery’s Cascade Locks, Oregon facility. This space is usually closed to the public, but on Saturday. May 18th, it’ll open back up for some great beer and food, while taking in the beauty of the Gorge!

The Grasslands Barbecue truck at pFriem Family Brewers in Cascade Locks, Oregon.

“Each of these events is a reflection of our dedication to not just brewing the finest beers, but also fostering unforgettable experiences,” stated Josh Pfriem, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of pFriem Family Brewers. “We’re excited to share these moments with our community, to celebrate the seasons and the joy they bring.”

pFriem + Grasslands Barbecue Summer Kick-Off Party
When: Saturday, May 18th, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: pFriem Barrel House, Cascade Locks
Embrace the onset of summer at the pFriem Barrel House in Cascade Locks. This collaborative party with Grasslands Barbecue is set to be a convergence of flavors and fun. You can expect a variety of pFriem’s award-winning beers and Grasslands’ skillfully crafted Tex-ish style barbecue, all complemented by live music. 

pFriem Anniversary Party – Celebrating 12 Years
When: Saturday, August 3rd, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Hood River Waterfront Park
Join us in commemorating 12 remarkable years of pFriem Family Brewers at the picturesque Hood River Waterfront Park. This family-friendly, free-to-attend celebration is a testament to our journey and the incredible community that has been part of our story. Expect a vibrant mix of live music, lawn games, a variety of food trucks, an abundant selection of pFriem beers, and exclusive ciders made by our friends at Son of Man. pFriem will be partnering with Music Festival of the Gorge to produce three sets of live music, and the two organizations will be raising money for Hood River County School District music programs. Scott Pemberton will return to the Hood River Waterfront to headline the event.

pFriem + Grasslands Barbecue Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, September 21st, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Hood River Waterfront Park
The spirit of Oktoberfest comes to Hood River, courtesy of pFriem Family Brewers and Grasslands Barbecue. This celebration will transform the Hood River Waterfront Park into a slice of Bavaria, complete with traditional music, games, German-inspired food, and plenty of pFriem beer including an Oktoberfest, and a collab beer with Grasslands. It’s the perfect occasion to transition from the warmth of summer to the cozy embrace of fall.

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