Battle Kriek is a blend of a light Golden Sour Ale, a kettle soured Cherry Ale, a batch of our Apollyon Belgian Golden Strong, and a Golden Saison. All of these beers were aged in oak barrels for 8-18 months. Arcadia’s Brewers tasted every barrel project in the house to come up with a blend of 36 unique oak barrels from these 4 varied batches of beer. The combined flavor profiles of wood and light biscuit, tropical and citrus fruits, and a classic farmhouse funk were mixed with 1,200 pounds of Michigan cherries!
Pinkish ruby in color with a slight haze and light pink foamy head, this American Wild Ale/Wild Specialty Beer comes in at 7.4%. Aromas of cherry pie, citrus zest, peaches, and pastoral settings mirror the flavors of tart cherry pie, acidity from wild fermented sour cherry champagne as well as tropical and citrus fruits. A very dry and slightly tannic, thin mouthfeel balances with bright fruit and citrus acidity.
Battle Kriek was specially released at Arcadia Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary Party at the Kalamazoo Riverfront Garden on September 17, 2016 and will be the tap feature at the 20th Anniversary Party at the Battle Creek location on December 3, 2016.
Style: American Wild Ale/Wild Specialty Beer
Availability: 20th Anniversary Ale
Formats: 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl