Topic Archives: Cherries

Posted in Jester King Brewery, New Releases

Jester King Cherry Funk Metal, a fruited sour stout

Jester King Cherry Funk Metal

Jester King Cherry Funk Metal debuts July 7th.

Earlier this year when the Austin, Texas based brewery was blending Funk Metal (a sour barrel-aged stout), they split off a portion of the blend. That blend was re-fermented with Balaton cherries.

Jester King Cherry Funk Metal will be available in 750 milliliter bottles, available starting a 4 pm on release day. $22 dollars each.

Style: Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Cherries)
Availability: 750ml Bottles (1,300 available)
Debut: 7/7/17

9.5% ABV

Image: Jester King 

Posted in Jester King Brewery, Seasonal Return

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton, Batch 4 debuts June 16th

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton (Batch 4) will be available on June 16th.

The name, Montmorency vs. Balaton describes the two types of cherries that make this release. The base beer is pale wort (basically what would be a pale ale) that is fermented in foudres and stainless steel tanks, then transferred to neutral oak barrels for as long a 14 months.

The barrel are then blended, then re-fermented with four pounds per gallon of the Michigan cherries.

Jester King Montmorency vs Balaton finishes at 6.1% alcohol by volume. Available in 500 milliliter bottles and draft starting Friday, June 16th at the brewery in Austin, Texas.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries)
Availability: 500ml Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: 6/16/17

6.1% ABV

Image: Jester King

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Bell’s Pooltime Ale returns for a second summer

Bell’s Pooltime Ale is shipping once again, a part of the brewery’s speciality lineup.

Bell’s Pooltime Ale is a Belgian-style wheat ale, brewed with Montmorency cherry juice from Traverse City, Michigan. Until 2016’s aluminum debut, it had been a few years since the Michigan based brewery brewed

“Poolside is a beer we haven’t seen for a while. It was incredibly well received and we thought it was the right time to bring this seasonal favorite back,” Bell’s Vice President Laura Bell said.

Bell’s Pooltime Ale will be available in limited quantities in 12 ounce cans/ 6 packs starting in mid-May, across the brewery’s entire distribution area.

Style: Witbier (w/ Cherry Juice)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Release
Latest Return: May, 2017

5% ABV

Ed Note: 2017’s release is called Pooltime Ale, instead of Poolside Ale. Image via Bell’s Brewing

Posted in Carolina Bauernhaus Ales, Coming Soon

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek releases May 6th

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek is up next in bottle for the Anderson, South Carolina based brewery.

The brewery’s base sour golden ale has been aged in Petite Syrah barrels before head brewer Keston Helfrich blended in a hefty chunk of art Montmorency cherries. By now the flavor of this future release should be taking shape.

We native fermented and aged our golden sour ale in Petite Syrah barrels before blending in a massive amount of tart Montmorency cherries to create a delightfully refreshing petite sour ale with a light body, tart acidity, bright pie cherry flavor , and a subtle barrel funk. This unique regional ale draws its acidity from a strain of lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast labs from opuntia fruit in La France, South Carolina and a blend of locally captured native yeasts.

Carolina Bauernhaus Petite Kriek will be available in 750ml bottles at the brewery starting May 6th.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Cherries. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: 4/6/17

4.5 ABV

Posted in New Releases, Odell Brewing
Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing brews with Hawaiian Punch in ‘Never Aloha’

The Veil Brewing Never Aloha

Think tropical. Think about that impossibly red kids drink that stained everything and got the entire kindergarten class wired. The Veil Brewing Never Aloha, a new gose might come close.

This beer is all bout Hawaii. The Richmond, Virginia brewer used the Hawaiian sea salt, a necessary ingredient in gose as a part of the base beer. Not tropical enough for you? Next is hundreds of pounds of of passionfruit, pineapple, mango, blood orange, and cherry purée.

READ MORE: The Veil Brewing

The finishing move: a touch of Hawaiian Punch drink mix. Yeah, they’ve gone there. Over the top trop(ical).

The Veil Brewing Never Aloha debuts today at the brewery in 16 ounce cans. Just don’t wear a white shirt when cracking the can.

Style: Gose (w/ Passionfruit, Pineapple, Mango, Blood Orange, Cherries. Hawaiian Punch.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 3/28/17

4.9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing 

Posted in Seasonal Return, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Kirsch Gose (sour cherry bier) returns in 6 packs

Victory Kirsch Gose 2017

Victory Kirsch Gose the Downingtown, Pennsylvania brewery’s seasonal gose, returns to shelves once again March 1st.

Cherries are truly the star in this slightly tart, sour beer. The fruit is fresh, the finish is tart, wrapped up in a light bodied ale. Perfect for spring. New for 2017, the beer is available in 6 packs (4 packs previously).

A bold and bright step outside the norm, this new twist on an old-world German brewing process excites your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent and sublime, this session ale has an enticing and satisfying cherry fruit character. European tradition and American ingenuity come together in the truest sense as you Taste Victory in Kirsch Gose.

Look for Victory Kirsch Gose is available 12oz bottles and draft again March 1st, 2017.

Style: Gose (w/ Cherries)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: March, 2017

4.7% ABV 

Pic: Victory Brewing Company