I’ve had the pleasure of sampling beers from pFriem Family Brewers on several trips down to the Portland area over the past year, and we are in for a treat. This Hood River, OR brewery will start distributing their “Northwest and Belgian inspired” beers to Seattle, and the rest of Washington, this week. There will be release events in Seattle, Bellingham and Tacoma this week where you will be able to sample the beers and meet the people behind the brewery. Co-owner/brewer Josh Pfriem was formerly the head brewer at Chuckanut in Bellingham, and he and his wife Annie (and the rest of the team) are doing great things with pFriem down in Hood River.
Details on pFriem and the launch events:
pFriem Family Brewers is thrilled to announce the introduction of their beer into the Washington State market, in partnership with Click Wholesale Distribution. The full lineup of pFriem beer will be available in the Greater Seattle area, along with the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Washington beer markets starting on March 15th, 2013. Initially the beer will be available in kegs, and plans for bottling are in the works for Fall/Winter 2013.
Please join pFriem Family Brewers in celebrating this milestone with a fun filled week of festivities and pFriem beer releases throughout Washington State! The pFriem Family will kick off the week on Tuesday, March 12th at 6PM, at Brouwers Café [400 N 35th St. Seattle, WA], Seattle’s nationally renowned Belgian Beer Bar. Brouwers Café will be showcasing seven of pFriem’s beers [Belgian Strong Blonde, Belgian Strong Dark, Blonde IPA, Belgian IPA, Super Saison, Belgian Stout, Mosaic Pale] along with an appetizing array of special Belgian food pairings.
Schedule of events
March 12 – Brouwers Café, 400 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 6PM
7 beers, all 7 new releases with food pairings
Belgian Strong Blonde, Belgian Strong Dark, Blonde IPA, Belgian IPA, Super Saison, Belgian Stout, Mosaic Pale
March 13 – Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 6PM
5 beers, 3 new releases with food pairings
CDA, IPA, Saison, Blonde IPA, Belgian Strong Dark
March 14 – The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 6PM
5 beers, 3 new releases with food pairings
Little Saison, Black Saison, Wit, IPA, Belgian Strong Blonde
March 15 – Beverage Place Pub, 6413 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 7-9PM
6 beers with cheese pairings
Wit, Saison, IPA, CDA, Belgian Strong Dark, Super Saison
March 16 – Green Frog Acoustic Tavern, 1015 N State St, Bellingham, WA 6PM
Blonde IPA, CDA, IPA, Wit, Belgian Strong Dark
March 17 – cheese, meat(s), pFriem Dinner at ACME Farm & Kitchen, 1313 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA
$75 includes a Farm Fresh Belgian Menu of five courses with beer pairings and tax. 6-9PM Gratuity not included.
Ticket link: http://www.acmefoodworks.bigcartel.com/product/events
March 18 – Red Hot, 2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 6PM
7 Beers with a Dog Special of Smoked Apple Brandy Duck Sausage
Wit, Blonde IPA, Belgian Strong Dark, Belgian Strong Blonde, Belgian Stout, IPA, Little Saison
Josh Pfriem, Brewmaster, [born and raised in Seattle] spent a significant part of his brewing career in the Seattle market while Head Brewer at Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA. “I’m stoked to get back to my roots and reconnect with all our friends in the Washington beer industry”, said Josh Pfriem.
pFriem (pronounced “freem”) produces an array of beers that feature Belgian inspired ales, along with Northwest hop forward favorites. pFriem currently features a wide range of seasonal beers. They are looking forward to starting a barrel-aging program in the near future, which will consist of traditional Belgian [Lambic-style] sour ales.pFriem Brewery and Tasting Room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while enjoying pFriem’s core beers and current seasonals. The pFriem tasting room offers a Belgian-influenced menu, made with locally sourced ingredients and designed to pair with the pFriem family of artisanal beers.
About Pfriem Family Brewers:pFriem Family Brewers is a Northwest & Belgian inspired 15-barrel brewery and tasting room in Hood River, OR. pFriem artisanal beers are symphonies of flavor and balance, influenced by the great brewers of Belgium, but unmistakably true to our homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest. Although they are served humbly, each glass is overflowing with pride and a relentless aspiration to brew the best beer in the world. We’ll let you decide