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The Ale List: Knead sells to Logsdon; pFriem releases bottles

Knead Bakery at Fifth and Cascade has a new owner, and soon a new name.

Dave Logsdon and Judith Bam of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales have purchased the business from Felizia Greenwald, who founded Knead in 2010. The transaction takes effect April 1, and the bakery will continue to operate without interruption. Alison Moore, long time employee at Knead, will take over as manager, and oversee existing staff and continue the bakery and coffee shop.

A new name is forthcoming, but has not been decided. “For now, it will continue as it has done,” Logsdon said, but changes will come.

Greenwald approached Logsdon after he announced plans to set up a barrelhouse and taproom in an adjoining section of the building, 505 Cascade, owned by Steven Bronsveld. Logsdon was looking for a retail and tasting room location, as the Neal Creek Road brewery is now open only by appointment.

“The opportunity presented itself, and it turned out to be an opportunity that looked like a good move for us to expand our retail,” Logsdon said. “We can take an existing space and expand even further,” he said.

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pFriem Family Brewers announces the first-ever release of pFriem beer in bottles, beginning in Hood River, with premieres in Portland and Seattle to follow. On April 3, pFriem Family Brewers will offer bottles for purchase at its Hood River tasting room starting at 11:30 a.m.

pFriem is set to launch 23 bottled beers throughout 2015 including annual, seasonal, limited and barrel-aged varieties. The Classic Series will be offered in a capped 500ml German-style bottle

while the Select Line and Barrel-Aged beers are being packaged in a corked and hooded 375ml bottle. The Barrel-Aged beers will include the long-anticipated Flanders Red and Blonde.



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