I am about to try a Kreik beer. This is a step beyond a Lamic, and I am having trouble locating actual sour Morello cherries. Will any variety of a sour cherry get roughly equivalent results?

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    Belgian Lambic Kriek beers actually (traditionally) use a variety of cherry that is only grown in Belgium (and is becoming scarce). I forget the variety name now but they talk about it in the book Wild Brews, I do know it's not Morello.
    – Mattress
    Aug 26 '11 at 20:47
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    Montmorency is another good variety of sour cherries, and they're fairly common in the US.
    – baka
    Aug 26 '11 at 21:48

Yes, any variety of sour cherry will give you equivalent results.


Oregon fruit company cans unsweetened sour cherries that I've used to make a flavored cider before. Check the wine section of your local homebrew supply.

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