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Brooklyn Brewing’s next Quarterly Experiment is Brooklyn “K” is For Kriek, brewed a year ago.
In 2014, the brewery added Montmorency cherries to their Local 2 offering, an abbey ale, and aged it in American charred oak bourbon barrels. Over time the sugar from the cherries fermented, turning Brooklyn “K” is For Kriek into something special.
Long Island, New York saw the first bottles of “K” is For Kriek hit shelve this week. The 750ml offerings will make their way to bottle shops over the next few weeks.
Avondale Brewing (Birmingham, AL) will be releasing their first bottles in 2013. Slated for release this year is Spring Kriek Saison, brewed with cherries. This kriek (funky Belgian style tart/sour beer) is a take on their year round Spring Street Saison.
The Spring Kriek Saison is a malt beverage with cherries added: a unique twist on our flagship brew, the Spring Street Saison. The Saison is brewed with our proprietary house yeast, a 4 malt blend and traditional Slovenian hops. Our special brewing process along with the combination of the finest ingredients creates a refreshing and satisfying brew with no equal. True to style this unfiltered ale has a coppery golden color with a slight red hue and a rich malty backbone that you’re sure to fall in love with
New Belgium announced last year that they will release a new batch of their jet-setting beer TransAtlantique Kriek in 2013. This tart cherry beer started in Belgium at Boon Brewery hanging out in barrels with Frank Boon, renowned pioneer of authentic gueuze and lambic style beer revival. Then, the beer was shipped to New Belgium’s headquarters where it meets a golden ale and becomes a deliciously puckering concoction with a slightly sweet finish. This will be New Belgium’s third collaboration with Boon.
Before the end of the year, New Belgium’s Transatlantique Kriek should return to the Lips Of Faith series according to a local NB rep. The beer is a Belgian-American collaboration with Brouwerij Boon.
Transatlantique is a spontaneously fermented lambic beer made with Polish cherries. Frank Boon created this lambic nearly 2 years ago, and it has been sitting in oak since in Lembeek, Belgium. Soon, New Belgium will organize shipping and bring it across the Atlantic. New Belgium’s brewmaster Peter Bouckaert will blend it with a golden lager creating the final product. If all goes well, it should hit shelves before year’s end.
8% ABV, 8 IBUs (low bitter)
note: The above is tentative. Subject to change at whim of the brewer, the beer, or the barrel.