Hood River’s pFriem Family Brewers recently released a video, Building the Dream EPISODE 1 – Breaking Ground, on its YouTube Channel. In this debut episode of its Building the Dream, pFriem updates us on the brewery’s current expansion at both its Hood River facility and the forthcoming Cascade Locks facility.
A few takeaways include a new waste water treatment plant at its existing Hood River brewery that’s in addition to a new 2,000 square foot malthouse, both to be built on the southside of the existing building. This will all be part of the upgraded brewhouse as pFriem will upgrade its 15-barrel, 4 vessel system to a 40 hectoliter (34-barrel), 5-vessel German built brewhouse. This will also see the need of larger 210-barrel fermenters that are already being installed. Once fully up and running this will bring its production capacity from 30K barrels to 60K barrels.
Also of note, construction has begun on 4.5 acre site in Cascade Locks, Oregon. This expansion phase will see the relocation of its barrel aging program to its own exclusive facility.
And for those looking to see what lies ahead for Fall 2019 Seasonal Beer Releases from pFriem, here’s a preview…
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.