Mount Hood Magic
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
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A Note on This Beer
If it didn’t say Logsdon on the bottle I would have thought bursts of juicy cherries in this rustic, cherry Kriek came straight from Belgium.
By the taste of its complexities:
- The brewery definitely used a coolship — there aren’t a ton of those here in the states.
- It must have spent considerable time in a barrel, too — oaky character like this doesn’t just happen overnight.
- And, the brewery surely used a unique cherry that’s tangier than the type I find at the grocery stores around here.
“Yes, yes, and yes,” confirmed my well-informed beer buddy who brought me the bottle. Washington’s Logsdon made this Mt. Hood Magic.
The brewers DID use their prized coolship to garnish this tasty beer with natural terroir.
And, they let it mature for 1.5 years in French oak casks BEFORE aging their house Saison with 200 lbs of tart Jubileum cherries for an additional 10 months! The Saison base and aging process balanced the acidity, creating a delicate, easy drinking experience.
Yowza! You don’t see this type of Kriek-crafting dedication outside of Belgium very often! All that time and care really paid off in the deep flavors of this wild, bretty, berry elixir.
*Making this beer was a 2+ year-long process made in collaboration with one of Logsdon’s former brewers Charlie Van Meter, and was the last brew ever made at their Oregon brewhouse.
Logsdon sits on stacks of medals from GABF and The World Beer Cup!
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