Cypress Kriek, a sour cherry ale by Abita Brewing Co. is a Lousiana take on the Belgian style.
The hallmark of a traditional kriek is the secondary fermentation with sour cherries added to a spontaneously fermented lambic base.
For Abita’s version, the beer is brewed with pale and wheat malts. Next, cherries were added and allowed to ferment slowly before the beer is aged.
Cypress Kriek will feature 6 percent ABV in 22-ounce bottles according to a label submitted to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).