Introducing Portland’s new Cherry Festivus this November 20-21,2015. What simpler pleasure than nature’s finest Cherry? Tart, sweet, distinctly it’s own flavor, the Cherry goes well with sweet or savory as well as Beer and Cider. The Cherry may be the world’s most popular fruit and there is a world of beers to showcase them. So the creators of uber-popular events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival and the Peche Fest are pleased to announce the first annual Cherry Festivus, a showcase of 25+ beers featuring Cherries and a cider.
Friday 11/20 VIP and Saturday 11/21 General Admission
1522 SE 32nd Ave,
Beer & Cider List:
strong cherry ale fermented with our house “wild blend” containing three types of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and a saison yeast. 100% keg conditioned for maximum flavor development from the Brett. 7.9% Abv.
The Commons: Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love is our Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Little Brother, aged in second-use Bourbon barrels with Northwest grown sour cherries and Ecuadorian cacao nibs roasted by Woodblock Chocolate in SE Portland.
Deschutes: The Dissident
The Dissident is an Oud Bruin, a distinctive Flanders-style sour brown ale, with a heavenly aroma and flavor. Our first wild yeast beer, we use Brettanomyces and local cherries to give The Dissident its characteristic sour taste. Our stiffest brewing challenge, it must be fermented in isolation from our other beers for a full 18 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. The words coddled and “worth it” come to mind. 10.7% Abv.
Double Mountain: Devil’s Kriek
Cherry season is upon us once again, and that means it’s time to peer into the tanks that have been sitting in the cellar for the last year or so. When we checked in on this slumbering beauty we found her to be funky, refreshingly tart, and devilishly deep crimson. Local Bing and Van cherries from the Double Mountain Orchard from the Columbia Gorge lend the color and a juicy character. Kept at cellar temperature on whole fruit for 12 months, and served in its own glass. 9.3% ABV, 9 BU
ABV: 9.3% IBU: 9
The Tahoma Kriek uses a strong Belgian Blonde ale for a base prior to the addition of local Rainier Cherries. Our house yeast strains and Brettanomyces Lambicus, was allowed free reign to develop its sour and complex character, resulting in a stronger, more bracingly tart and juicy ale than the more classic beers in the style. This beauty was kept at cellar temperatures on the whole fruit for 13 months. Best enjoyed with a good cheese and better company. 10.3% ABV, 10 BU
ABV: 10.3% IBU: 10
Golden Valley: Cerisely Funky
Golden Valley’s first kriek (cherry beer) was aged on locally grown fruit, all of which was hand-picked by our brewmaster. Cerisely Funky spent six months conditioning with Brettanomyces in French oak wine barrels, sharing that space over the final few months with 60 pounds of Royal Anne cherries. Bright cherry, meet Brett funk. OG 1.044 IBU 8 ABV 5.2%
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.
New Belgium Brewing and Old Beersel of Belgium have partnered to create Transatlantique Kriek, a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with sour cherries. This authentic kriek beer began life in the oaken vessels at Gert en Jos Christiaens’ brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Oud Beersel’s offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgium’s brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied Belgian golden lager to round out the light-bodied kriek. The cherry nose gives way to a pleasingly sour flash across the palate that rolls gently into a slightly sweet finish. Crisp, effervescent carbonation keeps the mouthfeel bright and delightfully tingly. 8% Abv.
Eight years after brewing our first batch of beer, we felt the need to celebrate our success with the small community of our most loyal supporters. To commemorate this occasion, we crafted this Belgian Ale and matured it in a handful of select pinot noir wine barrels and aged it with Northwest grown cherries . This Belgian Kreik-inspired ale has flavors of tart fruit, oak, and just a touch of funkiness from the Brettanomyces. Raise your glass of Oakshire’s Brewers Reserve 8, and say it out loud, “Cheers to Eight Years!
Ommegang Brewery: Rosetta
Ale aged on cherries. Traditional Belgian Kriek, pleasingly tart with a touch of sweetness. Brewed exclusively for Brewery Ommegang by Liefmans, a sister brewery, in Belgium.
Pelican: Cherry Poppin Dory (Whiskey barrel-aged Doryman’s Dark with Cherries)
Our award-winning Doryman’s Ale is aged for 4 months in wheat whiskey barrels with a blend of two Oregon cherry varietals.
Lose yourself in the complex aroma of ripe cherries and delicate oak while the roasted malts and Northwest hops tie everything together. The sweet cherries pair harmo- niously with the roasted malts while the sour cherries leave a subtle and pleasant
tartness on your palate. The Cascade and Mt. Hood hops provide just the right amount of their wonderfully assertive character to give this beer its clean and balanced finish.
This cider is a take on a very old recipe dating from early 1600s colonial America, with a modern twist of added carbonation. Raisins, unrefined cane sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg were fermented to dryness with oak. This special Cherry Fest keg has the added delight of juice from Washington-grown Montmorency and Hungarian Balaton tart cherries.
Upright: Heart’s Beat
A barrel-fermented Saison with fresh Cherries added from Baird Family Orchards. The Hearts’ Beat pours intensely red and drinks with a huge tannic quality, showing bits of brett lambicus and orchard yeasts in the flavor.
Vanberg & Dewulf: LambicX Kriek, 2014
The first Kriek Lambic in our LAMBICKX line! Wonderful aroma of almonds, macaroon and cherry stones. Dry, elegant fruit palate. Lightly sparkling to still. Lambics are truly the “wines” of the beer world. Just as wines vary by season, soil, climate, and aging method, lambics (unlike any other type of beer) vary by season, brewery location, barrel size and wood type and length of aging. 6.5% ABV.