Gavin Lord is the Head Brewer and Blender of Hood River, Oregon’s pFriem Family Brewers. Over the past six years, he’s helped to grow the brewery in terms of capacity, quality and culture. These days, he’s chiefly focused on new projects, research and development, and barrel programs. He’s a graduate of the UC Davis Master Brewers Program, and holds a Diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. pFriem was recently honored by being named Mid-Size Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival.