Kriekfest: Cherry Beers & Ciders in Oregon's Hood Valley

Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 11am

  • 21+ to drink, all-ages welcome
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As sour and wild ales grow in popularity, Lambic-style krieks are the showstoppers both among beer aficionados and those who proclaim, “I don’t usually like beer.” The inaugural Kriekfest will take place Saturday, July 9, 2016 in the small, rural town of Parkdale. Situated between Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge that separates Oregon and Washington, Parkdale lies sixty miles east of Portland. Highway 35, which runs from the riverside town of Hood River, is nicknamed the Fruit Loop for its fertile farms including abundant cherry orchards. The festival’s setting next to host Solera Brewery offers striking views of iconic Mt. Hood and the surrounding orchards. The festival joins others around the state during July-long Oregon Craft Beer Month. Tickets go on sale February 9, 2016. The $25 cost includes ten tickets and a commemorative glass with additional four-ounce sampling tickets available on site.

The following breweries will have cherry beers or ciders at the festival.* (*Line-up is subject to change)

Allagash (Portland, ME)
Almanac (two from San Francisco, CA)
Block 15 (Corvallis, OR)
Cantillon (Belgium)
Cascade (Portland, OR)
Cascade/Rare Barrel collab. (Portland/Berkeley)
Culmination (Portland, OR)
Double Mountain (Hood River, OR)
Drie Fonteinen (Beersel, Belgium)
Everybody's (White Salmon, WA)
54-40 (Washougal, WA)
Full Sail (Hood River, OR) 
Jester King (Austin, TX)
Jester King / Jolly Pumpkin collab (Austin & Dexter, MI)
Lindemans (Belgium) 
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River, OR)
Lompoc (Portland, OR) 
pFriem (Hood River, OR)
Solera (two from the host brewery in Parkdale, OR)
Thunder Island (Cascade Locks, OR)
Upright (Portland, OR)
Wolves & People (Newberg, OR)

Fox Tail (Hood River, OR)
Hood Valley Hard Cider (Parkdale, OR)
Reverend Nat’s (Portland, OR)
Slopeswell (Hood River, OR)

Solera Brewing

4945 Baseline Drive
Parkdale, OR 97041