Double Mountain Brewery is releasing a special oak-aged edition of Devil’s Kriek in bottles for the first time called Devil’s Cuvee Kriek. Devil’s Kriek is a local annual classic that varies from year to year, surprising that it never touched oak in previous releases. The Belgian-style sour ale with cherries is better than ever after melding even further in wine barrels.
“I think the added complexity of the tannins and sugars from the wine barrels are a perfect marriage with our aged kriek, the additional year in the wood takes the beer to a whole new level.” – Owner/Brewmaster, Matt Swihart.
Devil’s Cuvee Kriek
Flanders Red Sour Ale with Cherries Aged in New French Oak Barrels
9.5% ABV, 12 IBU
Description: Carefully selected Devil’s Kriek from 2014 aged on Hood River Valley Bing and Vann cherries was given extra time in new French Oak barrels and blended with a small portion of next year’s Kriek. It’s time in the oak gave it more depth and wisdom, and ripened the fruit imparting a sherry and dry red wine character. The blend brings some yough and vivacity of the fruit to the table. With this beer we pay homage to the traditions set before us, and welcome the future ahead.