Photo Essay: pFriem Family Brewers

Last night, pFriem held a media event, giving us an update on their activities. I’ll have more on that at some point. In the meantime, I offer some photos that seem to communicate quite a lot on their own. 

 pFriem has posted large growth every year and made around 15,000 barrels in 2017.  

pFriem has posted large growth every year and made around 15,000 barrels in 2017.  

 Pilsner and IPA constitute 70% of pFriem’s sales (Pilsner is their #1 beer), but they’ll make around a hundred beers this year and half will be bottled. 

Pilsner and IPA constitute 70% of pFriem’s sales (Pilsner is their #1 beer), but they’ll make around a hundred beers this year and half will be bottled. 

 Gavin Lord, head brewer standing in front of the warm room. Although pFriem is now known as much for its hoppy ales as anything, Belgian brewing traditions remain the brewery’s touchstone. 

Gavin Lord, head brewer standing in front of the warm room. Although pFriem is now known as much for its hoppy ales as anything, Belgian brewing traditions remain the brewery’s touchstone. 

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 A glass-topped wine barrel reveals the biology happening inside.  

A glass-topped wine barrel reveals the biology happening inside.  

 This is the pellicle that formed on top of the revealed cask—a formation wild yeast creates. 

This is the pellicle that formed on top of the revealed cask—a formation wild yeast creates. 

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 There’s a new little side bar for those waiting for a table.  

There’s a new little side bar for those waiting for a table.  

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 Josh Pfriem

Josh Pfriem

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