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pFriem Family Brewers

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4/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
50
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
1,215
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
56
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
4.75%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by loren01:
Photo of loren01
3.66/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Went here finally yesterday, I've been meaning to check this place out for quite a while. They brew mostly Belgian style ales, not my favorite style but most of the beers I had were good. I ended up sharing one of their sample trays which was quite large, 12 samples. I liked the darker ones the best the Belgian strong dark and Belgian Stout. The menu was small but had some good looking offerings on it. Ended up having onion ring they were some of the best onion rings i've ever had, they came with a tarragon aioli sauce. The atmosphere was great, although I could see how it could be very cramped in there on a busy weekend. Overall a cool place worth checking out especially if Belgian style beers are your thing.

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Photo of BYOFB
4.17/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.47/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -7.4%
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 +2.4%
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 -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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 -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of anteater
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Quafftastic
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tjcamm
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of scottedwin
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beer21
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JLHutchence
4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of CaptainRedBeerd
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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