Brooklyn K is for Kriek beer

Brooklyn K is for Kriek

Sour Ale · 10.1% ABV · ~160 calories

Brooklyn Brewery · New York, NY

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  • Joe Canal - Parsipanny

    206.4 miles away · 799 Route 46, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 07/30/2020

    25oz Bottle $24.99

  • Buy Rite Of Fairview

    220.6 miles away · 201 Broad Avenue, Fairview, NJ 07022

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 08/12/2020

    25oz Bottle $24.99

  • Beverage Plus 2

    224.4 miles away · 17 South Street, Warwick, NY 10990

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 08/14/2020

    25oz Bottle $24.99

  • Connolly Beverage

    232.6 miles away · 367 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, NY 11552

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 08/11/2020

    25oz Bottle $25.99

  • Vista Beer & Beverage

    256.7 miles away · 204 Oakridge Common, South Salem, NY 10590

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 08/11/2020

    750oz 6 Pack Bottles $23.99 · 750ml Bottle $23.99

  • Castle Wine & Spirits

    263.0 miles away · 1439 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880

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    750ml Bottle $17.99

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Beer Description

“B” is for “Brooklyn.” We all learned that in school, yes? But “B” is also for “Belgium”. And when our brewmaster first visited Belgium in 1984, he learned that “K” is for “Kriek”. “Kriek” means “cherry” in Belgian Flanders, where for centuries Kriek beers have been made by adding cherries to lambics and other sour beers. Here in Brooklyn, we based our distinctly American take on Kriek on our dark abbey ale, the estimable Local 2. To this beer’s subtle marriage of malts, dark candi sugar, local wildflower honey and zing of orange peel, we added tart dried whole Montmorency cherries from Michigan. Around this, we wrapped a barrel of charred American bourbon oak. The sugar of the cherries began to ferment away. The barrels hissed. And we waited.

Six months later, the beer emerged with a glowing red color, vibrant acidity, complex fruit aromatics, and a foundation of oak flavors, its strength moving past 10%. Its transformation almost complete, the beer joined priming sugar, Champagne yeast and wild Brettanomyces yeasts in the bottle and underwent a third fermentation. And we waited yet again.

Now, a full year after we brewed it, this beer is ready for your table. K is for Kriek is dry, fruity, tart, full-bodied, and expansive, able to be enjoyed now or after years of cellaring. This beer is wondrous with poultry, duck and pork dishes, tremendous with goat cheeses, and a fine pairing for desserts. We originally made this beer just for ourselves, as part of our unreleased Ghost Bottle series, but it was too tasty to hoard. Beer is for drinking. And K is for Kriek.

Style: Ale Brewed With Honey, Dark Candi Syrup & Orange Peel, Aged in Bourbon Barrels on Whole Cherries; Q1 2015 Malts: German Pilsner, English Chocolate Malt Additions: Belgian dark candi syrup, New York State raw wildflower honey, sweet orange peel, dried pitted Montmorency cherries Hops: Perle, Aurora, East Kent Golding Yeast: Brooklyn House Belgian Yeast strain, Pris de Mousse Champagne, Brettanomyces bruxellensis Alcohol by Volume: 10.1% Original Gravity: 18.5° Plato Food Pairings: Poultry, duck, pork, goat cheeses, desserts, and rich cheeses. Availability: Q1 2015 Format: 750ml cork-finished bottle

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