A sour beer is a tart refreshing ale which is brewed using a bacteria found in yogurt called Lactobacillus. The Lacto eats the sugars in our wort "Unfermented beer" which creates lactic acid turning the beer sour. For many who have yet to try a sour beer don't be put off by the name, it does not taste like sour milk but instead picture sour beer as the puckering tart candy you grew up with as a kid but a beer version! Sours usually are low in bitterness and focus more on flavor rather then a full on bite. Sour beer can be mildly tart to wicked tart we plan to brew them all!
Berliner Weisse, Gose, Lambic, Flemish Red and Lichtenhainers of course!
On every one of our sour beer cans you will see our Sour Meter which lets you know how tart the beer will be. We base this Sour Meter off of the final pH of the beer. The lower the pH the more intense the tartness gets. We wanted to give you a heads up incase you like things less sour or more!