No, that’s not a pitcher of blood…read on…
It’s been several weeks since the end of Kriek Kamp and the buzz still lingers. Many thanks to the excellent group who joined us for what was undoubtedly one of coolest events we’ve partaken in here at the Double. It was also one of the most photographed events of all time too… The bloggers in attendance did a wonderful job of documenting the event, so I won’t add much except to say that I think we had about as much fun as the Kampers. You can check out the blogs here:
Part of the real fun of the Kamp was the interactive aspect of picking some cherries, crushing them and making a unique beer that everyone contributed to. And so we introduce “Black Blood“, the extremely-limited release of the fruit of our labor (literally). Here’s Matt’s description:
“This cherry porter combines the “this is not a Porter” brew (see below) with an extremely generous blend of Bing and Montmorency Cherries from Phil Evans’ orchard in Mosier. The cherry character is quite dominant and throws a lovely ruby-black head on top of the roasty dark brew beneath. 7.5% alc by vol, 20 BU, 90% Bing & 10% Montmorency cherries”
And here’s the description of the base beer, cheekily named “this is not a Porter“:
“This lovely, dark-chocolately, roasty ale with mild bitterness was brewed as the base beer for the Black Blood (see below). It combines six caramel and chocolate malts imported from the UK and Chile to provide rich malt complexity. Just don’t call it a porter. 6.5% alc by vol, 29 BU
Both beers are currently pouring at the Taproom, come on out for a taste. The Black Blood won’t last long.