Cherry Festivus returns from November 18-20th with a VIP session on Friday, November 18 and general admission sessions on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20. This limited, premium event features a collection of rare artisinal beers and ciders that are hard to find or made exclusively for this event.
Highlights of this years three day tasting event include a special Randall version of Ecliptic Brewing’s Third Orbit Anniversary Ale, this Imperial Cherry Porter will be poured through a device called a Randall that will be filled with even more cherries plus chocolate for a one time only treat. Rare kegs include one of the world’s most sought after, Cantillon’s Kriek and Oregon’s acclaimed De Garde, Upright, Deschutes breweries. On the cider front, Swift Cider releases their first keg ever of a multi vintage cherry cider blend called O’Dell All Sour Cherry Cider and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery has crafted a one off collaboration with Walking Man Brewing using their Black Cherry Stout in a cider hybrid blend. All in all expect at least 25 different beers and ciders to be poured. From Seattle, Fremont Brewing has also made a special one-off exclusive Cherry version of their Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star Imperial Stout.
In addition to beer, Bazi 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, November 18 VIP session that opens at 5 PM. 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 4 oz pour.
Saturday, November 19 from 3-11 PM and Sunday, November 20 from 1-7 PM General Admission tickets are on sale for $20 and you receive a glass and 6 drink tickets.
Additional tickets are available for $2 each. There are only 200 glasses for the festival, there may be passes available at the door on Saturday and Sunday, but to assure entry we recommend purchasing in advance.
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 via Eventbrite.
Beer & Cider List:
Almanac: Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch
Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch takes everything you love about our regular Dogpatch Sour and turns it up to 11. We started with our base red sour ale and added a ridiculous amount of Bing, Rainier and Montmorency Cherries to each barrel for a juicy, intense cherry flavor that exudes summer. Then we added in whole Madagascar vanilla beans, building on oak’s natural vanilla flavor. The final blend creates a delicate balance of fruit and oak that keeps you coming back for more. Pair this summer sipper with game bird, fruit sauces and still-warm pie. 7.5% ABV
Cantillon: 100% Kriek Lambic
Cantillon is the brewer of Belgium’s most authentic lambic. This kriek 100% lambic is blended lambic beer brewed with cherries. 5% ABV
Crooked Stave: Petit Sour – Tart Cherry
Tart Cherry is the fourth varietal in our Petite Sour series. This 5.5% ABV beer pours a rich red, with a snap of tartness from the addition of the equivalent of over a pound per gallon of sour cherries, after being primary fermented in oak with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria.
Culmination Brewing: Kriek Mythology 2016
This light bodied Kriek is a blend of two thirds tart pie cherries and one third sweet cherries. The base beer was conditioned in pinot barrels for 6 months, then conditioned on whole cherries for 2 months which lends aromas of dark fruit and baking spice. 7.0% ABV
De Garde: Petit Kriek
A wild Saison inspired beer. Like all of our beer, this was run through our coolship and naturally fermented in oak foeder. After fermentation and aging in oak on the lees, it was transferred to secondary oak tanks along with fresh Oregon cherries (Brooks and Lapin) from Baird Family Orchards. The secondary fermentation with cherries provides a bold fruit character and vivid color as well as a moderate increase in acidity and alcohol 6.9% ABV
Double Mountain Brewery: ’15 Tahoma Kriek
The 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 IBU
Ecliptic Brewing: Third Orbit Anniversary Porter
Ecliptic’s third orbit around the sun is on October 20th. To celebrate they brewed an Imperial Porter with a gravity warping amount of cherries. A blend of seven malts along with Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, and Cascade hops complement the chocolatey cherry flavors. 9% ABV, 50 IBU
Fort George: Tempest
Imperial Amber French Saison with Cherries & Vanilla. Peppery esters from the French Saison yeast, layers of cherries and vanilla bean, punctuated with a dry finish. 8.4% ABV
Fremont Brewing: Cherry edition of Bourbon Barrel-aged Dark Star
A one-off Cherry infused Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in 15 year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. Blend of 24, 12, and 6 month bourbon-barrel Dark Star. 14.5% ABV
Great Notion: Orchard Reserve
Saison fermented for 10 months in French Pinot Noir barrels with our house sour culture. The beer is conditioned with Tart Montmorency cherries from Michigan.
Hi-Wheel: Cherry Basil
Fizzy cherry citrus wine infused with fresh basil. 6.8% ABV
Logsdon: Kriek Vier
A quadrupel based beer with intense Kriek flavor aged for 4 months in bourbon barrels with cherries. This beer was compiled by the Logsdon crew of 4 with 4 of our initial seizoen yeast strains and 4 more cultures of Brettanomyces and lactic bacteria. Krieke Vier is a big beer with great flavor intensity and incredible cherry complexity that is smooth and easy to drink.
This is our organic kriek or tart cherry beer, a barrel-aged West Flanders style Red Ale with two pounds of fruit added per gallon of beer. Both sweet and tart Oregon cherries are added to our oak aged Far West Vlaming during the aging process with a combination of several yeast strains and lactic bacteria to develop a secondary fermentation. The crystal malts, oak tannins, and fruit develope into a soft well rounded beer of Burgundian character. The beer will increase in acidity as it ages providing additional character. 8.5% ABV, 18 IBU
New Belgium: Love Cherry Felix
This is a single source from one special foeder of perfectly soured Felix, our light base beer aged in cherry whiskey barrels from Leopold Brothers Distillery.
pFriem: Oude Kriek
Adding fresh, Hood River cherries to our barrel aged lambic ale makes us happy, but 10 months later, flavors of cherry pie and the dry, tangy finish are even more satisfying.
Propolis Brewing: Prunus
Grenache barrel aged golden brettanomyces saison with cherries. This is a rare “pre blend” ale straight from the barrel.
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider & Walking Man Brewing: Spiced Cherry Stout Snakebite
Winter Abbey Spice cider always plays well with others, this time with Walking Man Brewing’s Cherry Stout. The list of ingredients and flavors is long but decidedly wintery: chocolate, cherry, raisins, pie spices, coffee, apple, molasses, oatmeal. Festival exclusive. This is a beer-cider blend and as such is NOT GLUTEN FREE.
Russian River: Supplication
Brown Ale aged in used Pinot Noir barrels from local Sonoma County wineries. It is aged for about 12 months with sour cherries, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Flavors from the cherries, Pinot Noir and oak balance each other nicely with a little funk from the brett.
Solera Brewery: Kriek
0 IBU, 5% ABV