Bacchus Kriekenbier is a fruit beer based on Bacchus Oud Vlaams Bruin (Old Flemish Brown) with the addition of krieks (Morello cherries). The production process is similar to that of the St. Louis fruit beers (also in the hands of Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck).
However, with St. Louis fruit beers, the fruit is maturing on gueuze-lambiek instead of Oud Vlaams Bruin.
The Bacchus kriekenbier is characteristic for West Flanders which led to its recognition and accreditation as an official regional product.
This is similar to the "Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée" used in France. This accreditation will guarantee the origin and quality of food and beverages produced under a specific name and in a specific region.