Cascade Brewing Releases Kriek 2016

cascadekrieklabelCascade Brewing (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced the release of the Kriek 2016 into distribution.

Recently named the “Top Sour Beer in America” by the New York Times, Cascade Brewing’s Kriek is back with a new vintage and a new look.  This Tier One Project offering from the brewery is “a blend of sour red ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 17 months with Bing and sour pie cherries.”  This labor intensive process results in a 7.4% ABV American Sour Ale that “features complex flavors of cherries, roast malts, oak and spice.”

“As one of our earliest and most recognized beers, Kriek has been a staple in our portfolio of Northwest sour ales,” explained Tim Larrance, vice president of sales and marketing. “Kriek continues to be a flagship project that represents the soul of our craft.”

Kriek 2016 officially launched on May 2 with a release in bottles and on draft at the two pubs of Cascade Brewing.  If you are not in the Portland area, you will soon be able to find Kriek 2016 in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Cascade Brewing’s distribution network.  Kriek 2016 is only available while supplies last, so stock up and enjoy.  Prost!

Vital Information for Kriek 2016 from Cascade Brewing

Release – Tier One Project, May 2, 2017
Style – American Sour Ale (blended)
ABV – 7.4%
Added Ingredients – Bing and sour pie cherries
Treatment – a blend of Sour Red Ales aged for up to 17 months in oak wine barrels with cherries
Availability – 750 ml bottles & draft
Distribution –