The Low Down

So, the local low down for Hood River is that Full Sail Brewery was bought. Not really a big deal. Just that sometimes when this happens folks find the opportunity to do something on their own. So the word is that some folks (one or two, maybe) left Full Sail and started their own brewery, in Hood River. And this is what you get:

Double Mountain Brewery

Check out their Blog, here.

While my Babe was touring the neighbor he checked out both breweries. Stating that they were both good. Although, the Devil’s Kriech may make the new brewery a winner for me!! I am trying to figure out how to make a simple homemade version. (Bought some Hood River cherries today. Maybe Highland’s october fest or Stout with muddled cherries??….Not really the same but so enticing)

It is with great pleasure that we brew Devil’s Kriek once a year at cherry harvest, and let it develop its intensity for a full twelve months, until it’s time to do it again. This year’s batch is intensely dark and fruity, thanks to over 70 lbs. per barrel of Bings (twice what we used last year) from Matt’s orchard in Odell. The light sourness comes not from sour cherries, but from Brettanomyces “wild yeast”, which slowly add the tang and a host of other funky flavors. A brown ale base provides a tasty counterpart to the fruit. 8.3% ABV

In the meantime, as you can see, Indie and I are getting a lot of work done!!

Hope you are all having a great week!


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