The future looks bright out in Hood River, Oregon at pFriem Family Brewers. The 7-1/2 year old brewery has a huge expansion underway in neighboring Cascade Locks where it will be home to the brewery’s expanding barrel aging facility. pFriem has announced its 2020 Packaged Beer Release Calendar and fans of its beers will be pleasantly surprised about what is in store in the coming year.
pFriem will release its packaged beers in seven beer series – Annual, Select Belgian Ale, Classic Seasonal, Select Seasonal, Classic Limited, Select Limited, and Barrel Aged Limited. Many of these releases will be in 375mL and 500mL bottles, plus its IPA and Pilsner will return in 12oz cans.
Here’s a preview of what to expect from pFriem Family Brewers in 2020.
Annual (500mL Bottles + 12oz Can IPA & Pilsner)
Select Belgian Ale (375mL Bottles)
Belgian Strong Dark
Belgian Blonde Ale
Classic Seasonal (500mL Bottles)
Citrus Zest IPA
Select Seasonal (375mL Bottles)
Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale
Oatmeal Cookie Ale
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Classic Limited (500mL Bottles)
Select Limited (375mL Bottles)
Hazy Double IPA
Belgian Christmas Ale
Barrel Aged Limited (375mL Bottles)
Sauvignon Blanc Golden Ale
Barrel Aged Saison IV
Nectarine Golden Ale
Oud Bruin Kriek
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Brown
Cognac Barrel Aged Belgian Dark
Rum Barrel Aged Porter
La Baie Sauvage
Maple Smoked Porter
In addition to these bottles and can offering, pFriem will also release many of these beers on draft. Annual Draft offerings include IPA, Pilsner, and Hazy IPA. Its Semi-Annual Draft offerings include Belgian Blonde Ale (April-September), Wit (April-September), and Belgian Strong Dark (October-March). pFriem will also release 100+ seasonal draft offerings throughout the coming year.
And if you haven’t been following the pFriem Vlog, it’s a great way to catch up with Josh Pfriem and Gavin Lord as they visit and updates its customers on the expansion out in Cascade Locks.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.