pFriem Family Brewers

BEER AVG
4.01/5
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:
71
Ratings:
1,793
Reviews:
386
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
4.75%
 
 
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Photo of leftoverburrito
4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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!

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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of farmersbeer
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
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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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of djbreezy
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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!

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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 Zythophile
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
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 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of shoretaxi
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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 TheBungyo
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.75

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 !

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

Photo of markgugs
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, OR
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,793 ratings.
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