Cascade Brewing is releasing wintertime favorite – Glueh Kriek, a spiced mulled sour cherry ale that’s served hot, on draft on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Glueh Kriek will be available at Cascade Barrel House in southeast Portland and at the Lodge in southwest Portland. The release of Glueh Kriek also marks the beginning of a Black Friday bottle sale that runs through Sunday, Dec. 1st.
Glueh Kriek is a blend of sour red and blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for 14 months with Bing and sour pie cherries, then sweetened with wildflower honey and infused with warm winter spices. Served hot with an orange wedge, this limited seasonal blend offers plenty of warmth during the cold, wet Portland winter.
The Black Friday Sale (Nov. 26-Dec. 1st) will take place at both Cascade locations. The brewery will be offering seven different 750ml bottled beers at $14 per bottle or $140 per mix and match case. Bottles include Sang Rouge 2015, Sang Royal 2016, Sang Noir 2016, Sang du Chene 2015, Figaro 2015, Noyaux 2015 and Framblanc 2016.
Cascade will also have limited edition wooden bottle boxes for sale; these pine boxes are branded with Cascade’s name on two sides and logo on the lid. Two box sizes are available, sized for either 500ml or 750ml bottle format. Each box holds three bottles or a combination of bottles and other merchandise. Pricing is $26 for a 500ml box or $29 for a 750ml box. Inventory is limited and only available while in stock. For more information, visit CascadeBrewing.com and engage on social media at @CascadeBrewing.
About Cascade Brewing Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1998, Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season.
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