Double Mountain Brewery Releases 2016 Devil’s Kriek and Tahoma Kriek

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom has announced the annual release of Devil’s Kriek and Tahoma Kriek. The 2018 release is actually the 2016 vintage that took longer to age due to an unseasonably cold 2016-2017 in the Hood River Valley.

Bottles of Devil’s and Tahoma Kriek are currently available at the Double Mountain Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. They can also be found in limited supply at bottleshops throughout the Northwest.

“I’m delighted to have watched the beautiful evolution of these two beers. The extra year of aging has brought more tartness and crispness from the Brett, giving a lush complexity to these wild beers.” – Brewmaster/Owner Matt Swihart

2016 Devil’s Kriek

Belgian Style Sour Ale Brewed With Cherries

Description: Nearly four hundred pounds of Bing and Van cherries from the Double Mountain Orchard in the Columbia Gorge go into each batch of our Devil’s Kriek.  Our two house yeast strains are blended with Brettanomyces lambicus, and are allowed to roam freely for a year on the fruit in our cellar, developing its complex character.  This vintage brings dark ripe cherry, raspberry, and a sweet spring funk aroma to a bed of juicy red fruited jam with a crisp, tart finish. 9.2% ABV, 11 BU

2016 Tahoma (Rainier) Kriek

Belgian Style Sour Ale Brewed With Cherries

Description: Tahoma starts its life as a strong Belgian Blonde ale prior to the addition of Rainier cherries from the Columbia River Gorge.  Our two house yeast strains are blended with Brettanomyces lambicus, and are allowed free reign for a year on the fruit to develop its complex character. Pie cherry, kiwi jam, and summer farmhouse take the lead, giving way to a juicy, refreshingly tart finish. 9.9% ABV, 11BU

About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founder Matt Swihart opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Their unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. With their reusable bottle program, customers love the softer environmental footprint and know they are part of a solution to sustainability. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Learn more at  www.doublemountainbrewery.com

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