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Have you ever tried sour beer?

10th Aug 2011

What would you say to a beer that is sour in taste? We have just recently started trying a few sour beers and are finding them to be an interesting concept! Sour beer is a style characterised by an intentionally acidic, tart, sour taste. A strange idea indeed when you consider that for most other beers an acidic taste suggests that the beer has encountered an undesired infection during the brewing process.

Unlike traditional beer-brewing, which is done in a sterile environment to guard against the intrusion of yeast, sour beers are made by allowing yeast strains, bacteria, or alternatively fruit to enter the brew, often creating a secondary fermentation. Two great examples of sour beers are Mikkeller’s Sur Munk and Cantillon’s Gueze.