Krak! Krek! Krik! Blends

2017 harvest

Krak! Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: july 6, 2018

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 6.9%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, NY balaton cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L french oak puncheon for eight months, before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley balaton cherries, subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and seven month maceration period. racked off of cherries and barrel rested for an additional three months before final racking and bottling.
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY balaton cherries from 2017 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

Krak! (Port) Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: march 3, 2018

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 7.1%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, NY balaton cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in 2x 225L port barrels for six months before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley balaton cherries in the barrel, subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and seven month maceration period. 
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY balaton cherries from 2017 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand. slightly higher proportion of fruit than in other 2017 harvest blends.
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

Krak! Krek! Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: june 14, 2018

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 6.9%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, NY balaton cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in one 500L french oak puncheon for eight months and another 500L french oak puncheon for fifteen months before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley balaton cherries to each respective vessel, subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and seven month maceration period. racked off of cherries, blended, and barrel rested for an additional two and a half months before final racking and bottling.
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY balaton cherries from 2017 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

Krek! Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: april 29, 2018

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 6.9%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, NY balaton cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L french oak puncheon for fifteen months, before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley balaton cherries, subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and seven month maceration period.
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY balaton cherries from 2017 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

2018 harvest

Krak! Blend No.: 2

Blend Date: june 7, 2019

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 6.9%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, 2010 cascade hops, NY montmorency & morello cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L french oak puncheon and 229L neutral vosges barrels for eight months, before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley montmorency and morello cherries, subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and nine month maceration period. racked off of cherries and blended together into stainless for an additional three months
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY morello & montmorency cherries from 2018 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand. (cherry blend approximately 2/3 morello, 1/3 montmorency)

Dosage: NJ blueberry honey
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

Krak! Krek! Krik! Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: april 8, 2019

Packaging: 75cl
Alcohol by Volume: 6.9%
Serving: 40-52F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, 2010 cascade hops, NY montmorency & morello cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L french oak puncheon and 229L neutral vosges barrels for eight to twenty-five months, before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley montmorency and morello cherries, subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and eight month maceration period in 229L neutral barrels.
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY morello & montmorency cherries from 2018 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand. (cherry blend approximately 2/3 morello, 1/3 montmorency)

Dosage: NJ blueberry honey
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

Krak! (Cognac Casks) Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: may 17, 2019

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 7.1%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, 2010 cascade hops, NY montmorency & morello cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L french oak cognac puncheon for six months, before the addition of fresh whole hudson valley montmorency and morello cherries to the same puncheon, with subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and nine month maceration period.
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY morello & montmorency cherries from 2018 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand. (cherry blend approximately 2/3 morello, 1/3 montmorency)

Dosage: NJ blueberry honey
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

Krak! Krek! (Cognac Casks) Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: may 20, 2019

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 7.1%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, 2010 cascade hops, NY montmorency & morello cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in two 500L french oak cognac puncheons, with the addition of fresh whole hudson valley montmorency and morello cherries to the same puncheons, with subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and nine month maceration period, before blending together 50/50 into stainless steel
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY morello & montmorency cherries from 2018 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand. (cherry blend approximately 2/3 morello, 1/3 montmorency)

Dosage: NJ blueberry honey
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)

Krek! (Cognac Casks) Blend No.: 1

Blend Date: june 4, 2019

Packaging: 375ml
Alcohol by Volume: 7.1%
Serving: 45-55F         
Cellaring potential: 5-25 years (the long slow fade of fruit)

Ingredients: air, water, pilsner malt, raw wheat, 2009 sterling hops, 2010 cascade hops, NY montmorency & morello cherries

Élevage: spontaneously fermented and matured in a 500L neutral oak chardonnay puncheon for sixteen months before racking to a french oak cognac puncheon for an additional five months, to which was added fresh whole hudson valley montmorency and morello cherries, with subsequent spontaneous fruit refermentation and nine month maceration period.
Fruit.: freshly harvested (never frozen) ripe NY morello & montmorency cherries from 2018 harvest, destemmed & triaged by hand. (cherry blend approximately 2/3 morello, 1/3 montmorency)

Dosage: NJ blueberry honey
Further Reading: watt (samuel beckett)