pFriem Family Brewers

pFriem Family BrewerspFriem Family Brewers
BA SCORE
83%
Liked Their Beers
3.99 w/ 1,815 ratings
pFriem Family BrewerspFriem Family Brewers
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

707 Portway Ave
Ste 101
Hood River, Oregon, 97031-1218
United States

(541) 321-0490 | map
pfriembeer.com

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Added by msubulldog25 on 07-25-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
70
Reviews:
398
Ratings:
1,815
Liked:
1,506
Average:
3.99/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
93.7%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
63
Liked:
59
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
9.6%
 
 
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Fluffheady:
Photo of Fluffheady
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Yuuum. Their beer is really, really good. The Black Saison is incredible. The space is industrial looking. We spent so long here that we almost missed a pre-paid dinner seating back in Portland. The drive out from Portland is really nice, so if you’re visiting Portland for beer, you should hit Hood River for an afternoon. (Double Mountain and pFriem make for a great day).

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Photo of RJLarse
2.09/5  rDev -51.1%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

I can't decide if this place is a restaurant inside of a brewery, or a brewery inside of a restaurant. It is warm and damp and smells like a brewery. The bright tanks are clearly visible. But the seating and service is restaurant-like. We arrived at 3 in the afternoon to taste, and theoretically buy beer. But we were greeted with a 'Please Wait to be Seated' sign. When we said we were there for beer (we had lunch earlier), we were told to order at the bar and we could drink the beer outside. Hmmm. Not sure how that works in the winter months. I filled out a little card indicating what I wanted in a flight, and waited 5 minutes for it to be pushed over the bar. As for the beer, they bill themselves as a Belgian style brewery, but they seem to be all over the map. West coast pale ale and IPA were OK. They had a Mexican lager, and the Saison and Farmhouse ales seemed to be tricked up with things like mango and kumquat. It doesn't seem like they know what they are or what they want to be. The place is located in an area near the river that seems to be in a state of vitalization. New construction, trendy establishments, a riverfront park, wind surfing and kite sports. But it is also located adjacent to a waste water treatment facility. So while you are outside tasting their beers you might get a whiff of something else. From the beer reviews it appears they bottle a lot of beer and ship it away, Portland, Seattle etc. rendering the brewery/restaurant and sewage treatment plant irrelevant. My advice when in Hood River would be head up the hill, away from the river, and enjoy one of the other breweries in town.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Aug, 20, 2017 with the wife
Went here after a pint at Double Mountian because it opened at 11 and Pfriem 1130. It was before noon when we showed up and the place was packed. Luckily they have a sweet waiting room upstairs where you can have a pint waiting for a table to open up, we never got a table but grabbed a bunch of take away brews. I'm not sure if the crowds were eclipse related or if this place really is this busy before noon, I'll be going back to hood river one day to find out.....

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Photo of jbfarris
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Zythophile
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great setting. It's across the street from a park that's on the shores of the Columbia River. Inside, you get to dine right next to the tanks. Food, nature, beer... All the good things blending together.

The service was pretty good for me on a Wednesday afternoon. Plenty of servers taking care of everybody, and the food came out quickly. And I wanted to order about half the menu. However... Can somebody please tell me why duck sandwiches are not more common? The meat is so rich, and with the right bread and toppings, it can't be bettered. (And the chowder was really good.) Anyways, it's probably the best food and food selection I've run across at a brewpub, although my experiences are relatively limited, compared to some folks.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of shoretaxi
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of farmersbeer
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

We always bring visitors here- great food, great beer, great view. Perfect hood river brewery

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Photo of BYOFB
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.47/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

everyone we talked to was like, oh man, if you are going to portland, rent a car and go to hood river so you can drink beer at pfriem! it seems like the people who know are pretty stoked on these guys, and they have absolutely every reason to be. right on the river, the place offers some cool views and a bustling brewery atmosphere. the line for beer was very long, but we got lucky with some seats at the bar. they have an open floor plan, with the tanks right there to cast shadows on the bar, some outside seating, and even more space upstairs. the beer here was amazing, of all the breweries we visited on our oregon trip, i think the beer here was the best, not that my single favorite came from here, but across the board, all the beer was amazing, no slouches at all, it was just sensational. the peach lambic was mental, and the regular saison showcasing the sorachi ace hop was another favorite, but the kriek was right on, and really they all were. from top to bottom the beer was sick. too busy to be real chatty with the bartenders, but they seemed nice enough, tough to decipher stress from pretension in a setting like that, so ill keep it all positive until next time. i liked the food a lot too, the meatballs were dynamite. awesome space and even better beer. i cant wait to visit here again! not to be missed, the locals were right!

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Photo of Penguins66
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Nice place just north of the main downtown area. It was busy during the mid-afternoon that my wife & I visited, to the extent that there was a 30-minute wait for a table. The bar area is small but we liked that they keep a corner of it free so you can walk up and order a beer. We wish more places had that. We only had one beer apiece but they were both excellent. We sat upstairs on a couple chairs. While the food menu looked good, we opted instead to leave and head for our next destination. Had we gotten a table, we probably would have stayed longer.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

pFriem's space is big, sparkling clean, airy, and close to the water. You can't exactly see the Columbia from the taproom, but it's right across the way. There's a patio for outside seating. The Kid Nook for the munchkins is a nice touch. I didn't see any kids there but it definitely puts this brewery at the top end of the kid friendly scale. No TVs, this is not a sports bar. The music was a bit loud.

The food was good to excellent. We had a spring Columbia River king salmon (primo stuff, for those of you who aren't into salmon), as well as a brat plate, and a baby kale salad. Prices were quite reasonable for the quality of the food.

The beer of course is the star attraction. pFriem's lineup is nearly all Belgian styles. They have 12 taps, 6 of which are their core lineup, and 6 are rotating seasonals. Three of the 12 were saisons, and there was a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. a Belgian Blonde, two lambics, and so forth.They offer a tasting flight of 6 x 4 ouncers, $12, with an upcharge if you pick either of the lambics. It's a great selection of beers, and fine quality across the board.

Overall, I'd say this is the best combination of interesting and high quality beer, and fine food, that I've yet had from a brewery taproom.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Right by the river with an excellent park for the kiddos. Great beers, good and helpful staff. Kid friendly with a play area. *Did not try food. Cheers!

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of anteater
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Quafftastic
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tjcamm
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of scottedwin
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

The beer selection is top notch, and it's hard to beat the view from the patio. Take in the kite surfing on the Columbian river and enjoy the amazing food. This place is a must stop if your close by.

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Photo of markgugs
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, OR
Brewery rating: 83% out of 100 with 1,815 ratings
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