Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sour Beer: A Lesson in Time and Patience

“Wow that is sour” followed by “I have never tasted a beer like this before” is usually the response from first time sour drinkers. This growing style is shaking up our taste buds and changing our pallets. Some craft beer drinkers may not be as familiar with this style, or just want to learn more, so here is a run-down of the basics of what you should know about sours. Sour beer was traditionally brewed in Belgium and referred to as Farmhouse Ales. Before commercial yeast was available, farmers who brewed beer for their local community spontaneously fermented beer in open

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