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The Best Brewery in the World: pFriem Family Brewers

While many breweries operate around the world, there is one clear-cut top spot for brews according to our copious Official Review: pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, Oregon has produced some of the finest beers that our judges have ever had the privilege to imbibe. As such, pFriem can be called the Best Brewery in the World.

As the number of breweries in the world continues to climb (over 19,000 according to a 2017 survey by The Brewers Journal and Alltech), so too does the competition for which brewery makes the finest beers. Is it one of the storied Trappist breweries, helmed by Trappist monks with generations of knowledge and brewing tradition behind them? Or perhaps it is one of the pioneering American craft breweries that helped spearhead the movement that continues to grow unabated over 30 years later?

With over 7,000 breweries in the United States, beer is among the most important aspects of the country’s economy and culture. While beer (and alcohol in general) has had its ups and downs, clearly the fermented malt beverage is experiencing its peak during these heady days of craft beer variety and engaging flavor combinations.

Certainly, the efforts of those trailblazing early craft breweries can never be forgotten, but there is one brewery that stands head and shoulders above the rest. That brewery is pFriem Family Brewers of Hood River, Oregon – a brewery that is thoroughly deserving of the title of Best Brewery in the World.

Now, sure, you might immediately recoil at the sight of such a seemingly hyperbolic statement, but when limited to the evidence of what is found within our Official Review, there can literally be no denying this fact. Let’s delve into some numbers to help back this up.


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David Morrow's picture
When a start-up brewer based in Hood River, Oregon asked us to create a new brand from the ground up, we knew it would be a challenge. The craft beer industry in the US at the time was growing at a rate of 15% a year and offered a highly fragmented selection of beers…just looking at the growth of the beer isle at retail proved it. That said, we were immediately captivated by the vision, ambition and character of the brewery team and we knew we had something special and unique to work with. We began by understanding the history of beers around the world and learned that many of the esteemed brands had traditionally been named after their founders. These names translated into a personal stamp of quality and trust in the product. The founders inspired us with their strong family culture, and they wanted to bring that personal expression into the brand. From there, PFriem Family Brewers was born, and the work of creating the brand identity, bottle labels, signage, tap handles, packaging, tasting trays, branded swag and more began. The launch of pFriem Family Brewers was a huge success. In their first year they doubled capacity and distribution, hired their 25th employee and were four years ahead of projections in their business plan. When we first meet Josh Pfriem and his family, we knew there was something special about this opportunity. “The Best Brewery in the World”, confirms just how special. Congratulations pFriem Family Brewers! Sally Morrow Creative https://www.sallymorrowcreative.com/pfriem-beer-brand-packaging-design
Editorial Dept.'s picture
Thanks David Morrow, No other brewery comes particularly close in our history to matching pFriem's incredible ratings in our beer review.

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David Morrow's picture
When a start-up brewer based in Hood River, Oregon asked us to create a new brand from the ground up, we knew it would be a challenge. The craft beer industry in the US at the time was growing at a rate of 15% a year and offered a highly fragmented selection of beers…just looking at the growth of the beer isle at retail proved it. That said, we were immediately captivated by the vision, ambition and character of the brewery team and we knew we had something special and unique to work with. We began by understanding the history of beers around the world and learned that many of the esteemed brands had traditionally been named after their founders. These names translated into a personal stamp of quality and trust in the product. The founders inspired us with their strong family culture, and they wanted to bring that personal expression into the brand. From there, PFriem Family Brewers was born, and the work of creating the brand identity, bottle labels, signage, tap handles, packaging, tasting trays, branded swag and more began. The launch of pFriem Family Brewers was a huge success. In their first year they doubled capacity and distribution, hired their 25th employee and were four years ahead of projections in their business plan. When we first meet Josh Pfriem and his family, we knew there was something special about this opportunity. “The Best Brewery in the World”, confirms just how special. Congratulations pFriem Family Brewers! Sally Morrow Creative https://www.sallymorrowcreative.com/pfriem-beer-brand-packaging-design
Editorial Dept.'s picture
Thanks David Morrow, No other brewery comes particularly close in our history to matching pFriem's incredible ratings in our beer review.

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