Fort Collins, CO. — On November 10, 2012, Odell Brewing will release this year’s batch of Friek. The Kriek and Framboise hybrid returns for its third year.“Friek is certainly one of our most highly anticipated offerings in our Cellar Series,” said Jason Bowser,tap room manager for Odell Brewing. “Both our guests and our co-workers look forward to this beer, especially during the holiday season.”
An adaptation of a Lambic style ale, Friek is aged in oak barrels with cherries grown on Colorado’s western slope. It is then blended with Colorado raspberries. The result marries a subtle cherry tartness with a hint of sweet raspberry and a crisp dry finish. The slightly sour profile is derived from a combination of wild yeasts, lactobacillus, and pediococcus and will increase over time. Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of Friek with a tap room celebration on Saturday, November 10th.
Guests can enjoy samples of the beer, tasty local fare, and live music by Gypsy Fit from 4 — 6 p.m. Friek will be available in 750 ml cork and cage finished bottles throughout the brewery’s ten state distribution footprint.
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-three years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was recently named a “Top Company of 2010” by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek. 2010 North American Beer Awards — gold medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2009 BrewNZ Awards — gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® — gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® — gold medal for IPA.