Sour Beers of Summer: Bringing the Funk

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Sour Beers: Complex, tart, fruity…and always interesting. As many sour beer drinkers will tell you, beneath the first taste bud confusion and possibly a little lip-puckering, is pure and utter bliss. You feel like you’ve finally found heaven in a world full of wheat beers and tropical IPAs.

Now, if you’ve never ventured away from Bud Light or even a craft lager, this is going to be a huge leap for you. But as we all know, with great risk can come great reward. Not only as a beer drinker is it a risky venture, but it can be risky for the breweries, too. As one blogger puts it, “Any brewer will tell you that these brews separate the men from the boys, the grain from the chaff, and the artists from the business-minded.” This is in part due to the 2 or 3 year brewing process sour beers take (in comparison to their ale counterparts that typically take 2 to 3 weeks). Nevertheless, sour beers hearken back to ancient times so brewers must be doing something right. Different combinations of wild yeast and bacteria create very different styles of beer throughout the world, so here’s a list of our top 8 favorite sour beers to try out this summer:

  • Green Bench Le Grisette

    American Wild Ale

    Green Bench Le Grisette

  • De Troch Oude Geueze

    Lambic

    De Troch Oude Geueze

  • Douchesse De Bourgogne

    Flanders Red Ale

    Duchesse De Bourgnogne

  • Wiley Roots Blood Orange Gose

    Colorado Sour

    Wiley Roots Blood Orange Gose

  • Trve Cursed

    Colorado Sour

    Trve Cursed

  • Leifman's Goudenband

    Oud Bruin

    Leifman’s Goudenband

  • Big Choice Lime Gose

    Gose

    Big Choice Lime Gose

  • Evil Twin Nomader Weisse

    Berliner Weisse

    Evil Twin Nomader Weisse

Recommendations brought to you by Tony, Molly’s assistant Beer manager and sour beer aficionado.

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    Post Road Liquors

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    That was so great! I was looking for motivation to study the fruit of the beer

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