As we enter the darker days of the year pFriem Family Brewers have an abundance of new beer releases for the upcoming fall drinking season.
Leading the pack are the more readily available beers the includes Extra Pale, Dank IPA andExport Lager. In addition to these three new more readily available seasonal beers, pFriem will also release an additional 20+ beers in the coming months
“As the days grow short and the nights get colder, we celebrate the next beer drinking season with beers that express festive spices, bold hoppiness, robust Lagers, and fireside warmers,” said Josh Pfriem, pFriem Brewmaster/Co-Founder in a statement. “We are excited to share beers with you that pair with the turning color of leaves and the first waves of snowfall. Cheers!”
Here are the descriptions on Extra Pale, Dank IPA, and Export Lager provided by pFriem Family Brewers.
Fruity scents of melon and pineapple, and the juicy essence of strawberry and gooseberry make pFriem Extra Pale Ale taste great, but it’s the big hoppy aroma and full flavor that makes it ‘Extra.’ Those hops include Citra, Mosaic, Equinox and Chinook. This strong pale ale is bright golden with an amber hue. Extra Pale finishes piney and slightly tangy, making it a great companion to Mexican food, sweet and sour flavors found in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and white fish such as halibut, rock cod, and dungeness crab. Fruit dishes such as chutney can play off its fruitiness. ABV 6.5%, IBU 45.
This light copper ale shines with flavors of tropical fruit, hints of blueberry and a fresh hoppy finish. Ample hops include Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Warrior, Nelson Sauvin and Columbus. Dank aromas of peach, mango, papaya, and blueberry. Bright flavors of lychee fruit, grapefruit, and light candy maltiness. Finishes piney, with a touch of grapefruit rind, fresh and super hoppy! Pairs beautifully with rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas, aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables as well as Indian cuisine. ABV 7.8%, IBU 70.
pFriem Export Lager is a testament to balance in brewing art. Aromas of lightly toasted bread, wildflowers, and a hint of white grape converge in this cross between a Helles and a Pilsner. Hops include Perle, Saaz and Tettnanger. Each sip balances pleasant malt sweetness with floral hops and a restrained bitterness. You may want to balance your last sip with another pint. Bright golden with dense white foam. Friem Export Lager is excellent with grilled steak, chevre cheese and German sausages – all timeless and perfect pairings…Prost! ABV 5.7%, IBU 20.
Here’s a full rundown on all of forthcoming beers being released by pFriem over the coming months.
Fall 2018 Bottle Releases:
Belgian Strong Dark – Fig, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Fruit – 10%, 38 IBU
Pumpkin Bier (Sep-Oct) – Fresh Ground Spice, Fluffy, Pumpkin Pie – 9%, 15 IBU
Belgian Christmas Ale (Nov-Dec) – Creamy Milk Chocolate, Ripe Orange, So Smooth! – 0%, 30 IBU
Scotch Barrel Aged
Rum Barrel Aged Porter
Tasting Room Exclusive Limited
Maple Barrel Aged
Sherry Barrel Aged
Gin Barrel Aged Saison
Fall 2018 Draft Releases:
Japanese Lager – Bright, Shiso Plum, Wild Flowers, Jasmine Rice – 5.0%, 15 IBU
Juicy Winter Ale – Clementine, Starfruit, Kiwi, Ripe Cantaloupe – 7.5%, 45 IBU
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.