The latest vintages of Pêche Cuvee and Devil’s Cuvee have been released byDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom. Bottles of the two beers are currently available at the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. As for wider distribution both Pêche Cuvee and Devils Cuvee will soon be available throughout the Northwest.
“If the other beers we make are our babies, these are our grandchildren,” stated Matt Coughlin, Double Mountain brewer, in a release. “We dote over them, coddle them, worry if they’re too warm or too cold, and give them all the attention when they come to town. And we think they’re pretty awesome.”
Here are details on each of the beers provided by Double Mountain Brewery.
Pêche Cuvee Pêche Mode aged in oak barrels
This Belgian Style Ale is aged for nine months on local Hood River peaches, our special house yeast, and Brettanomyces. Then aged an additional year in French oak barrels.
8.7% ABV, 8 BU
Devil’s Cuvee Oak barrel aged Devil’s Kriek Belgian style sour ale with cherries
With this beer we pay homage to the traditions set before us, and welcome the future ahead. Each year, we tuck away a little Kriek in French oak barrels for further cellaring. For this release, we’ve selected the best barrels from our three years of stock to blend. The time in oak gave depth and wisdom and ripened the fruit, imparting sherry, raspberry, and dry red wine characters. 9.5% ABV, 12 BU
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.