Kriekfest Announces Its Brewery and Beer List For 2017

With Mt. Hood looming gracefully in the distance Kriekfest returns for its second year to Parkdale, Oregon. Kriekfest, the largest celebration devoted exclusively to barrel-aged cherry beverages will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 next to Solera Brewery from Noon until 6:00pm.

For the second installment of Kriekfest, festival founder Brian Yaeger has secured an impressive list of 30 sour cherry beers and ciders from as close as the festivals host brewery to a few rare European produced krieks. This lineup includes 26 krieks, 3 cherry ciders and 1 beer/cider hybrid. Eleven of the offerings will be brand new to the festival this year.

The setting of Clear Creek Station in Parkdale at the 2016 Kriekfest.

Kriekfest 2017 tickets are now available in advance online at merctickets.com/go/Kriekfest. Entry is $25.00 ($27.54 after fees) and includes 8 tickets for 4 oz. pours along with a commemorative tasting glass. Beer samples begin at 2 tickets per 4 oz. pour and at the inaugural many of the most desirable and sought after krieks were in the 4 to 7 ticket per pour range due to the beers hefty cost.

Last year’s event sold out and entry is capped at 750 people. If there are tickets available the day of Kriekfest entry will increase to $30.00. Designated drivers and minors will be admitted free.

Kriekfest is also offering a tour package that includes transportation from Portland to Parkdale and is available online for $69.00 ($74.27 after fees) and includes 3 extra tickets by. The Kriekfest Bus will depart Portland from Laurelwood Brewing on NE Sandy Blvd. at 10:00am and arrives back at Laurelwood at 6:00pm. Plus drinking is allowed on the bus!

Bolt Minister from 54-40 Brewing enjoyed the beers at the 2016 Kriekfest.

Listed below are the participating breweries and its beers that will be pouring during the daylong event. Organizer Brian Yaeger also compiled each beer’s respective RateBeer point rating.

Kriekfest Breweries:
Alesong (Eugene, OR) – Cherry Parliament
Block 15 (Corvallis, OR) – Kriek – (96 pts)
Bruery Terreux (Placentia, CA) – Sans Pagaie – (97 pts)
Cantillon (Belgium) – Kriek – (98 pts)
Cascade (Portland, OR) – Farm Pits
Culmination (Portland, OR) – Kriek Mythology
Double Mountain (Hood River, OR) – Devil’s Cuvee Kriek – (95 pts)
Double Mountain (Hood River, OR) – Tahoma Kriek – (92 pts)
Drie Fonteinen (Belgium) – Intense Red Oude Kriek – (100 pts)
Engine House No. 9 (Tacoma, WA) – Wild Tacoma Montmorency Cherry
Firestone Walker (Paso Robles, CA) – Krieky Bones – (100 pts)
Fort George collab w/ Finnriver Cider (Astoria, OR) – Shady Grove
Great Notion (Portland, OR) – Orchard Reserve
Hanssens (Belgium) – Scarenbecca Kriek – (99 pts)
Jester King (Austin, TX) – Montmorency vs. Balaton – (100 pts)
Lindemans (Belgium) – Oude Kriek Cuvée René – (97 pts)
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River, OR) – Cerasus – (97 pts)
Lost Abbey (San Marcos, CA) – Cuvee de Tomme – (100 pts)
Modern Times (San Diego, CA) – Realism Island – (100 pts)
New Belgium (Fort Collins, CO) – Love Cherry Felix – (97 pts)
pFriem (Hood River, OR) – Oude Kriek – (93 pts)
Side Project (Maplewood, MO) – Kriek du Fermier – (100 pts)
Side Project (Maplewood, MO) – Balaton – (99 pts)
Solera (Parkdale, OR) – Kriek 2013
Solera (Parkdale, OR) – Kriek Cuvee
Upright (Portland, OR) – Shades – (95 pts)
Wolves & People (Newberg, OR) – Montmorissey

Kriekfest Cideries & Wineries:
Reverend Nat’s (Portland, OR) – Sacrilege
Slopeswell (Hood River, OR) – Hood Creek Cherry
Finnriver (Chimacum, WA) see Fort George Brewing Shady Grove
Frederiksal (Denmark) – Cherry Wine

Parkdale, Oregon provided a great setting for the inaugural Kriekfest that was organized by Brian Yaeger.

Since Kriekfest is being held in a rural setting along the Hood River Fruit Loop, festival attendees are being encouraged to camp in the area. If this is something that you’re considering its better to prepare early as the nearest campground, Toll Bridge Park fills up fast and is only a 2-mile walk to the east. For other area info check out the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Kriekfest, visit Kriekfest.com and follow the festival on Twitter at @Kriekfest.

Kriekfest at Solera Brewing
4945 Baseline Drive 
Parkdale, OR 97041

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