Odell Brewing Announces the Return of ‘Friek’

Fort Collins, CO — On November 23, 2013, Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of Friek, the brewery’s beloved Lambic-style Kriek-Framboise hybrid. Now in its fourth season, Friek has become one of the brewery’s most highly anticipated releases.

According to the DRAFT Magazine review, “Friek splashes down with a tart snap up front, and then opens up with cherry and raspberry sweetness. A smooth raspberry and cherry bouquet greets the nose; there’s a touch of funk, but sturdy oak tempers it.”

Brewed with Colorado grown cherries and aged in oak barrels for months, Friek is blended with fresh raspberries just prior to packaging. The subtle raspberry sweetness balances the cherry tartness. A crisp and bubbly body creates a delicate and refreshing finish.

“This time of year is the perfect season for Friek,” said Tap Room manager, Kailey Schumacher. “It pairs so well with many holiday dishes and adds unique character to traditional recipes when cooking with it.”

Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of Friek in the brewery’s Tap Room on November 23rd and 24th. Guests can enjoy samples of the beer and food truck pairings by The Common Link all weekend long, as well as special live music by Ginger Whale on Sunday, Nov. 24th. Friek will be available in 750 ml cork and cage finished bottles throughout the brewery’s ten state distribution footprint.

About Odell Brewing:

Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-four years later, 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: 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.

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