It’s time to get your “friek” on as we unveil Frieky Bones, a limited new release from our Barrelworks wild ale cellar.
Frieky Bones is a re-imagination of our long-treasured Krieky Bones, a classic Flanders-style Kriek beer that we hadn’t made for a few years, and that was due for a reprise.
Barrelworks’ Master Blender Jim “Sour Jim” Crooks put is this way, as only he can: “The Krieky skeleton is now raised to the rafters as buckets of electrified cherry rain down, giving new life to a long-buried relative.”
Indeed, Frieky Bones was made with twice the typical amount of Montmorency cherries (totaling 3.5 pounds of fruit for every gallon of beer), creating an incredible wild ale that doubles down on delicious fruit flavors. The Montmorency cherries came from King Orchards in northern Michigan, and they were selected by Jim for their tart yet sumptuous character.
The cherries were co-fermented with a base Flanders-style ale that had spent two years in an oak foeder, and the resulting elixir was matured in oak for another four months prior to bottling.
Frieky Bones is available on draft and in bottles in a limited number of Firestone markets and at our three brewery locations. It’s also available for purchase at our online store.
Frieky Bones joins four other offerings on our first Brewmaster’s Collective beer club collection of 2022. This collection includes two club exclusives: a fruited Parabola stout known as Cherry Parabola, and Wild Pirate–a wild ale aged in bourbon and rum barrels with strawberries and vanilla.
Learn more about the Brewmaster’s Collective and join the waitlist for the 2023 season here.