pFriem Family Brewers has been operating its pFriemsters Union beer club since 2019. When it initially launched it was known as pFriemsters Union Local 541, but since then the name has been shortened for simplicity. As the program enters 2024, the pFriemsters Union will see an expansion as it now offers two tiers of club membership. The new Artisan Club, a tier designed for those who cherish a blend of barrel-aged beers and seasonal ales and lagers. Alongside this new offering, the original Cellar Club continues to provide members with exclusive and carefully crafted barrel-aged bottles.
“The introduction of the Artisan Club marks a new chapter for us, offering a unique blended experience for our members,” stated Josh Pfriem, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of pFriem Family Brewers, in a statement. “Alongside this, our Cellar Club remains a cornerstone of our beer club, consistently delivering the exceptional barrel-aged beers our members love.”
The Artisan Club, priced at $75.99 per quarter, offers seasonal releases of 12 beers including three barrel aged styles (two exclusives) in 375ml bottles and three ales and lagers in 16oz cans of the latest pFriem seasonal releases. Additionally, members enjoy a 10% discount in the Tasting Room and pFriemsters Online Store.
The Cellar Club, priced at $129.99 per quarter, continues to offer its members a curated selection of 12 barrel-aged 375ml bottles (six styles, two exclusive) per quarter. Cellar Club members benefit from a 20% discount in the Tasting Room and pFriemsters online store, and two complimentary taster trays per year.
Both clubs offer members only events and merchandise, instant access to past exclusives, special discounts from like-minded partners, Hood River hotels, and educational and culinary experiences.
pFriemsters have the option to ship within Oregon, pick-up at the Hood River Brewery, or attend a pick-up party in Portland, Oregon each quarter. For Puget Sound Washington members, pFriem offers pickups and activities in Seattle, Washington twice per year, in the Spring and Fall.
“The Artisan Club and the Cellar Club each offer a unique window into the world of craft beer,” adds Pfriem. “Whether it’s the diverse range of the Artisan Club or the exclusive barrel-aged focus of the Cellar Club, we’re excited to share these experiences with our members.”
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.