In the press release, brewmaster and co-founder Josh Pfriem says, "The Cascade Locks project will allow us to significantly expand our barrel aging program while consolidating our warehousing and cold storage operations in a beautiful new facility. It will also free up space in our current Hood River brewery for a new state-of-the-art brewhouse, increased fermentation capacity, and sophisticated canning line."
The Hood River brewery's expansion will occur over the next two years. pFriem announced its first canned beer earlier this year, with their IPA and Pilsner coming out in cans in March. The Cascade Locks expansion will be located in the Port of Cascade Locks’ Business Park and will be 22,000 square feet, with plans to be ready in the first quarter of 2020. Not a public facility, it will be an aging house for pFriem's barrel-aged and sour beer programs (after the primary brewing stage is done in Hood River) and also serve as a storage warehouse for all of pFriem's packaged beer.
This is a major expansion for the brewery, which opened in 2012 and quickly became one of the best-regarded in the Northwest. Read the full details on pFriem's expansion here.