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Pfriem Family Brewers

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Pfriem Family BrewersPfriem Family Brewers
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.64%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 279
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

707 Portway Ave
Ste 101
Hood River, Oregon, 97031-1218
United States
phone: (541) 321-0490

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @pfriembeer

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(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 07-25-2012)
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Photo of claspada
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%

Big open area inside with big windows and a complete view of the entire production facility located feet from the bar/seating area. Biergarden style seating located next to the bar as well.

Ladies working the bar were extremely helpful and willing to chat about whatever. Ordered some vegetarian salad as it was lunch that was really really really good; was just looking for a snack and this was a meal and beyond satisfying. It was a bit pricey but based on the size made sense I guess.

I got the sampler, was quite pleased. All of the beers were good to above average. None blew me away but none were dogs either. They had their regular lineup of about 7 plus all their special releases which were also about 7, I had the special because, well obviously. Would frequent this place probably over any other place in Hood River based on the overall experience.

claspada, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%

Way down by the water - a new and very sanitary brewery location. I was quite excited to visit Pfriem after being extremely impressed with the beer that started to show up in Seattle over the past few months.

Just an hour away from Portland but galaxies away from the grimy faux-hipster scene. I felt like I was in Iceland, or Sweden with really subdued music playing, gorgeous scenery, weird blonde kids running around, etc.

Pfriem makes wonderful beer - all of it, i think. So delicate, so fresh - the glassware is beautiful as well. The food looked great, every last bit of it, but after eating a Reggie Deluxe earlier in the morning in Portland I was set on food for a few days.

Service was odd - very nice, and striking, women operating the bar but offering me a beer seemed one of the most distant thoughts from their minds. Maybe it was the intoxicating sunlight or the Sunday drag, but it was awkward.

dirtylou, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of leftoverburrito
4.89/5  rDev +13.2%

I had the pleasure of visiting the brewery last weekend when I was in Hood River for a wedding reception. My entire experience was nothing short of fantastic!

First off, all of the beers I sampled were absolutely delicious! The 2 stand outs for me were their CDA and their Belgian stout. My girlfriend and I ordered the full flight (12 beers) and had no problem finishing all of them. Each brew was unique and always kept us coming back for more after each sip. My only regret is that they were out of their mosaic pale ale that I had at Belmont Station a couple weeks before this. Absolutely a world class pale.

Were shared an order of the fondue and were not disappointed. Nice fresh cut meats and bread that paired great with the brews.

Despite it being relatively busy (Saturday around 7pm) the service we received was top notch. The server was attentive and friendly and came back several times to check on us. A special shout out goes to Stephanie the tasting room manager. She was on top of her game like few I have ever seen. She was genuinely enthusiastic about her job and it showed. Her service alone will ensure repeat visits from my friends and I.

pFriem is a place that every northwest beer enthusiast should visit. Sooner rather than later. Can't wait for them to start bottling!

leftoverburrito, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of TheBungyo
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Pfriem was the highlight of 3 days in Bend and 3 days in the Hood River area.

The tasting room is nicely thought out, and the working brewery nearby only adds to the enjoyment and atmosphere. Though industrial, the vibe is very welcoming. It isn't hard to imagine this brewery becoming a mainstay in local events.

I only had a chance to try about 4 of the beers but every single one was stellar. I tried the Little Saison (spectacular), IPA (wonderful), Belgian Stout (very good), and the Mosaic Pale (amazing). No other brewery during my entire trip came even moderately close to what we drank here.

Sadly, the food was another story.

I ordered a plate of frites for happy hour and my girlfriend the mac and cheese. My fries were cold in spots and warm in others. I'm pretty sure they finished my fries first and let them sit until the mac and cheese was ready. Very sad, because they were lukewarm when they made it out to me. Worse still, my girlfriend found a few hairs in her mac and cheese. Adding to that, the mac and cheese was exceedingly boring. Oddly, the quality of the ingredients seemed very high, and the visual appearance of our food seemed to indicate it was well prepared ... but whether it was seasoning or something else, I can't say. Neither of our dishes were worthwhile.

When we brought the attention of the hairs to our server they went well beyond any obligation on their part. They comped us three beers and the dish, which was way more than we wanted and I felt kind of bad for it. I even asked our server if our check was correct and she insisted it was.

Despite the food experience I can't wait to visit again. I may eat at Double Mountain instead, but the beer at Pfriem (and conscientious service) isn't to be missed. Please chalk my vote up as a big ass "bravo"!

Also: I should add that prices are ok, but the two growlers I filled cost me $26! A far cry from the $8 per growler at Boneyard !

TheBungyo, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of djbreezy
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%

Had a chance to visit the Double Mountain expansion and Pfriem recently. I was stoked for both but didn't know what to expect from Pfriem.

The staff were attentive. Our server was super nice. The place was packed so we sat at one of the picnic tables outside. Not bad at all.

We had a cheese plate. Nothing special but the cheese was good. All great quality stuff.

We had a sampler. All of the beer was delicious. Well brewed and can only improve with time.

Space is beautiful. Great branding and craftsmanship. Took home a mini growler. The metallic ink is awesome. Check it out if you're in town!

djbreezy, Sep 11, 2012
Pfriem Family Brewers in Hood River, OR
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.