Pfriem Family Brewers Launch Party

This Thursday, July 19th, the latest Gorge-area brewery, Priem Family Brewers from Hood River, will debut its Belgian and NW inspired hoppy beers at Bazi Bierbrasserie. You may recall I reported on Pfriem and featured an interview with co-owner and Head Brewer Josh Pfriem some time ago.

An experienced brewer who has spent time at both Chuckanut Brewery and Full Sail, Josh will focus on both on Belgian-style brews without ignoring the hops that us Pacific Northwesterners crave. The initial lineup of 5 beers are listed below.

Pfriem Brewery itself has not yet opened to the public in Hood River, though when it does it will feature a full tasting room with quality food and family-friendly area. Located right across the street from the waterfront park in Hood River–somewhat off the beaten path from downtown–it is a beautiful location in a newly constructed, eco-friendly building.

“2012 will forever be a benchmark year for the Pfriem family. After over a decade of award-winning experience in the Craft Brewing Community, I finally achieved a life-long dream of opening my own artisanal brewery in Hood River, Oregon,” said Josh Pfriem.

Meet Brewmaster Josh Pfriem on Thursday, July 19, from 6-9 PM at Portland’s own Belgian-themed bar, Bazi Bierbrasserie, located at 1522 SE 32nd Ave (just south of SE Hawthorne Blvd) in the heart of the Hawthorne District.

For more information about the event call 503-234-8888 or visit For more information about pFriem Brewery call (541)
321-0490 or visit

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact:


  • Jeff Alworth
    Jeff Alworth
    Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:13 PM

    Nice update, Ezra. This lineup looks most promising.