11/4/2015 Portland, Oregon -
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.
The Cherry Festivus will be held with a VIP session on Friday November 20th
at Bazi Bierbrasserie
in SE Portalnd and a general admission session on Saturday November
. This limited, premium event features a collection of rare
artisinal beers and ciders that are hard to find or made exclusively for
this event. As organizers work to confirm the full taplist they can
reveal a handful of special kegs from some of Oregon and the world's
best breweries and cidery: Block 15 Brewing, Crooked Stave, De Garde,
Upright Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing, Hanssen's and more.
addition to beer, the Bazi Bierbrasserie bar will be serving new cherry
cocktails and a special food menu including a Cherry Flemish Stew.
Tickets are now on sale
for $30 for the Friday 11/20
VIP session that opens at 5pm
In addition to being able to attend the festival a day early, attendees
receive a glass and 7 drink tickets. Most items will be 1 ticket per
Saturday 11/21 Noon to 11pm General Admission tickets are on sale for $20 and you receive a glass and 6 drink tickets.
tickets are available for $2 each. There are only 200 glasses for the
festival, there may be passes available at the door on Saturday but to assure entry we recommend purchasing in advance.
VIP and Saturday 11/21
1522 SE 32nd Ave,
Portland, OR 97214
10 Barrel Brewing: Spiral Staircase
A brand new Imperial Porter with Cherries from Brewmaster Tonya Cornett.
Block 15: Kriek
Oud Bruins matured in bourbon barrels with locally grown Montmorency tart cherries. A blend of three seasons. 7.75% ABV
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
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.
Crooked Stave: L'Brett d'Cherry
d’Cherry starts as our favorite Golden sour barrels that we blend
together into our large oak foeders for secondary fermentation with
4,000lbs of Colorado harvested sour cherries. 6% Abv.
Crooked Stave: Mama Bear's Sour Cherry Pie
take our Burgundy sour base beer and age it in used Bourbon barrels
before blending select barrels into our large oak foeders and
additionally aging on 3,000 lbs of Colorado harvest sour cherries. 7%
Crooked Stave: Nightmare on Brett Cherry
biggest of the three Cherry beers we made in 2015, we pack all the
cherries we can into this beer aging for months in our foeders. The
result yields cherry, cascara and coffee aromas and flavors with a light
hint of whiskey barrel character to warm the finish. 9.666% Abv.
Culmination Brewing: Kriek
beer aged in a single Pinot barrel with Brett Brux and Oregon tart
cherries. Funky brett aroma, medium red color. Mild tartness. Estimated
De Garde: Cherry Blu Bu
Berliner-weisse style sour wheat beer brewed with Cherries and Blueberries.
Deschutes: The Dissident
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.
Dogfish Head: TBD
Double Mountain: Devil's Kriek
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
Double Mountain: Tahoma Kriek
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
Ecliptic Brewing: Cherry Porter
A brand new single small batch beer created for and debuting at the Cherry Festivus.
Golden Valley: Cerisely Funky
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
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.
New Belgium: Transatlantique Kriek
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.
Oakshire Brewing: 8
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
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.
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
Reverend Nats Hard Cider: Cherried Winter Abbey Spice
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.
Schooner Exact: Cherry Sour (more TBA)
Slaapmutkske: Flemish Old Style Kriek
A newly released sour Red ale with Cherries.
0 IBU, 5% ABV
Upright: Heart's Beat
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
Vanberg & Dewulf: LambicX Kriek, 2014
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