13 Irish Stouts Beyond Guinness To Drink On St. Patrick’s Day – Tasting Table
Dry Stout from Pfriem Beer in Hood River, Oregon is made with a cool-sounding range of malts: Rahr Alix Pale Malt, Simpsons Flaked Barley, Simpsons Roasted Barley, and Simpsons Chocolate Malt. Other ingredients include Perle hops, Chinook hops, and House Ale yeast. Fans love the vibe created by Josh Pfriem and his team in the busy taproom where tasty food and a lineup of beers are served to a crowd, often with pints in hand while waiting for a coveted spot.
The brewer describes this pour as having a dry, roasty finish with dark chocolate and coffee flavors — and, of course, a tempting tan foam floating on top. Pfriem Beer offers a useful tech sheet, very similar to the norm in the wine industry, to give transparency to customers. One interesting detail is the food pairing suggestions, which highlight oysters, mussels, lobster, crab, clams, scallops, and calamari. There are also meaty ideas such as ham, prosciutto, pancetta, and bacon as well as dessert treats like truffles, crème brûlée, and raspberry tart.