About Sour Beer
Sour beer is actually the oldest type of beer in history. Modern beers are done in a sterile environment to guard against the intrusion of wild yeast and bacteria; however, sour beers are made by intentionally allowing wild yeast strains or bacteria into the beer. The final product is a sour beer which can be acidic, tart or sour.
Sour Beer Styles:
American Wild Ale– American sour beer, they generally do not have rules or a specific character.
Berliner Weisse– Lemony tart German wheat beer with a low ABV and high carbonation.
Flanders– Belgian beer that is often fermented in large wooden vats. They have a mix of acidity with sweet fruit and vanilla flavors.
Gose– German sour made with sea salt and coriander. They generally have a balance of salty, herbaceous and sour.
Lambic– Belgian wheat beer that is both light and tart. They are often mixed with wild cherry and raspberry.
Glass to Use:
Sour beers are best served in a tulip glass.
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