Odell Brewing Celebrates Return of Friek
(Fort Collins, CO) – On October 31, 2014, Odell Brewing celebrated the return of Friek, the brewery’s beloved Lambic-style ale. Part Framboise, part Kriek, Friek is brewed with Colorado grown cherries and aged in oak barrels for several months. It is then blended with fresh raspberries just prior to packaging.
“The brightness hits your tongue, bursts of tart fruit, a slight funk, and acidity that develops as the glass warms,” said Nathan Borchelt in his 2013 review for Paste Magazine. “The wood comes through as well, controlling the vibrant flavors to create a balanced mixture of sweet and sour, without a hint of hoppiness, to deliver a smooth and refreshing finish.”
Friek is offered in a 750 ml cork and cage finished Belgian-style bottle. Limited quantities will be available throughout the brewery’s eleven state distribution region beginning in November.
About Odell Brewing: Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in 2013 by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2014 World Beer Cup® – gold for Runoff, 2013 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek, 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.