Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Drekker Brewing


In September 2014, after seven years of homebrewing, writing business plans, watching Viking movies, and dialing in their branding, scientist Mark Bjornstad, builder Darin Montplaisir, businessperson Jesse Feigum, and engineer Mason Montplaisir opened Drekker Brewing in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. The brewery name is a nod to the region’s Nordic heritage comprised of the words “drekka,” which means “to drink,” and “drykkr” which means “draft drink,” and “drakkar,” the name for the feared dragon-headed longships that ruled the rivers and seas of Europe during the Viking Age. Their epic adventure began with a 10-barrel system in a 5,200 sq. ft. building brewing approachable and sessionable traditional beer styles. Drekker grew into a four-vessel 15-barrel brewhouse. They gained traction with a popular red ale and IPAs of all clarities. Then, they conquered smoothie sours, often considered the ambassador of the style. Drekker makes them in all shapes and sizes, from pineapple, guava, and passionfruit to a sour that’s designed to taste like a PB&J. Today, Peaks & Pints presents an in-house flight of Drekker beer — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Drekker Brewing.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Drekker Brewing

Drekker Braaaaaaaains Beach Dream

6.2% ABV

Part of Drekker’s Braaaaaaaains pastry sour series, Beach Dream is stuffed with peach, pear, and passionfruit and Drekker hits it with their double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla, of course. It’s tropical and delicious.

Drekker CHONK Pineapple Whhhip

6.1% ABV

Drekker’s new CHONK pastry sour, Pineapple Whhhip, is loaded up with pineapple, marshmallows, lactose, and pineapple sorbet for a delicious, pineapple-y, ice creamy dessert. ⠀

Drekker Slang Du Jour — Blueberry Cheesecake

6.7% ABV

This sour a la mode is completely stuffed with blueberry, granola, cream cheese, lactose, and vanilla beans for one of the blueberriest, cheesecakiest flavors Drekker has ever brewed.

Drekker Ectogasm

7% ABV

Ectogasm is a soft New England-style IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops for juicy citrus and dank hoppiness.

Drekker King of the Thing

8.3% ABV

Designed to showcase to the beauty and splendor of the Citra hop, this hazy double IPA is built on a mountain of oats and spelt for a decadent and smooth mouthfeel, and then bursts with notes of lychee, candied lemon, and peach Bellini.

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