3rd annual Kriekfest: sour cherry beer festival

What: Beer Festival

When: Saturday - July 28, 2018 @ 11:00AM

Where: Hood River Waterfront Park, Hood River, Oregon
Kriekfest returns for its 3rd annual inception and moves to a new home in Hood River. The largest celebration devoted exclusively to barrel-aged cherry beverages (each only available in four-ounce pours) will take place at Waterfront Park directly on the Columbia River. Kriekfest 2018 tickets are now available at http://merctickets.com/go/Kriekfest.

Admission is $40 and includes 20 drink tickets. For BA fans, use promo code Kriekfest25 to receive five extra tickets (25 total). If the event does not sell out in advance gate admission will be $45 and will come with 18 tickets. All paid attendees will receive a commemorative stemmed glass. The festival this year takes place Saturday, 7/28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This year's lineup features a large collection of world-class krieks imported from Belgium for Kriekfest including Brasserie Cantillon, Brouwerij Boon, and Hanssens Artisanaal. Cherry-growing regions are natural for such beers so it's no surprise the Hood River Valley's Belgian-inspired breweries make excellent krieks. The breweries in the Gorge featured at the fest include pFriem Family Brewers, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Solera, and Double Mountain. New Oregon breweries to Kriekfest include small and exceptional wild ale brewers Ale Apothecary and Wolf Tree, both of which created sour cherry beers designed specifically for this event.

The celebration is family-friendly and features a Cherry Marketplace and other delicious food from Hood River caterers. Follow updates on Facebook at facebook.com/Kriekfest, Instagram at @Kriekfest, or Twitter at @Kriekfest. For more information visit Kriekfest.com

Breweries featured at Kriekfest*:

Ale Apothecary, Bend, OR (created for Kriekfest)
Block 15, Corvallis, OR
Boon, Belgium
The Bruery, Placentia, CA
Cantillon, Belgium (yes, Cantillon Kriek!)
Cascade, Portland, OR (created two unique blends exclusively for Kriekfest)
Double Mountain, Hood River, OR
Firestone Walker, Paso Robles, CA (2017 & 2018 vintages)
Great Notion, Portland, OR
Hanssens, Belgium
Lindemans, Belgium
Little Beast, Beaverton, OR
Logsdon Farmhouse, Hood River, OR
Modern Times, Portland, OR (a keg of a beer exclusively for members. And now Kriekfest attendees)
New Belgium, Ft. Collins, CO (created exclusively for their tasting room and the only keg available in OR)
Nøgne Ø, Norway
pFriem, Hood River, OR (debuting Flanders Red Kriek)
Scratch Brewery, Ava, IL (the "white whale" of the fest, not available outside Southern Illinois)
Solera, Parkdale, OR
Upright, Portland, OR
Wolf Tree, Seal Rock, OR (created for Kriekfest)
Wolves & People, Newberg, OR

Cideries/wineries at Kriekfest*:

Frederiksdal Sparkling Cherry Wine, Denmark
Rack & Cloth, Mosier, OR
Reverend Nat's, Portland, OR
Wildcraft, Eugene, OR

*Subject to change.

Cost: $40 advance/$45 at gate

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Submitted by: byaeger