How do you make sour beer?

Sour beer is typically produced through mixed fermentation: either exposing wort to microbes from the air for a spontaneous fermentation or pitching brewer’s yeast, brettanomyces, and bacteria together, and then waiting a long time to see what happens.

What brands are sour beers?

Sour / Wild Ale

  • Staff Pick. Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale Session Sour Beer.
  • Victory Brewing Sour Monkey. $9.79 – $41.99.
  • Odell Sippin’ Pretty. $7.50 – $29.49.
  • Staff Pick. Lindemans Framboise Lambic.
  • Sierra Nevada Wild Little Thing. $6.99 – $21.88.
  • Brooklyn Bel Air Sour Ale. $8.79 – $39.99.
  • Staff Pick.
  • New Belgium Dominga Mimosa Sour.

Are sour beers good for your gut?

When added to beer it gives it a probiotic boost and a tart and funky flavor. Adding more probiotic-rich foods and beverages can have huge benefits on gut health. One word of warning: sour beer may contain beneficial bacteria, but it’s still beer, so drink responsibly.

What makes a kettle sour beer?

What Does Kettle Sour Mean? Sour brewing uses a mix of bacteria to acidify beer and add a complex flavor. Lactobacillus ferments sugars in wort to create lactic acid. During this lacto-fermentation, the beer becomes sour.

How do I make a quick sour beer?

Brewing Procedure:

  1. Mash at 152° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  2. Mash out at 170°, then bring to a boil.
  3. Boil them for 90 minutes, then chill the beer and rack it to primary.
  4. Pitch the dry yeast and seal it up for 14 days.

Is Gose beer a sour?

The fact that gose (pronounced GO-zuh), a sour, unfiltered, wheat-beer style originating from Lower Saxony, in Germany, near the Gose River, evolved into its own category from its previously—and equally obscure—German-style Sour Ale category was both surprising and exciting for fans of the beer style.

Is sour beer popular?

Thank increasingly popular sour beers. That is, until North American craft brewers delved into historic sour beer styles and discovered ways to make them at home, using home-grown ingredients. These beers, which are tart and often fruity—think kombucha or kefir—are becoming mainstream.

What is the most popular sour beers?

Popular sour brands include Westbrook Gose and Breakside Brewing Passionfruit Sour Ale. Cantillon Lambic, from the 1900 Belgian brewery, is one of the world’s most famous sour beers. American breweries such as Hudson Valley, The Bruery, and Wicked Weed produce several sour beers.

Why are sour beers so expensive?

Why are sour beers so expensive? Instead of traditional ale and lager yeast strains, souring “agents,” bacteria like Lactobacillus and Pediococcus as well as the funky, non-spore forming yeast Brettanomyces, handle fermentation. High prices aren’t the only thing holding sours back.

What is a good sour beer?

Here’s a collection of some of the best sour beers from bottles to cans, traditional and contemporary, according to our sour brewing experts.

  • Best Overall: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze.
  • Best Sour IPA: New Belgium Sour IPA.
  • Best Fruited Sour: Urban Artifact The Gadget.
  • Best Gose: Two Roads Persian Lime Gose.