Tag Archives: Sour beer

• What 170 Year Old Beer From a Shipwreck Really Tasted Like

What 170 Year Old Beer From a Shipwreck Really Tasted Like

Back in 2010, divers off the coast of Finland stumbled upon some astonishingly old booze: champagne and beer preserved underwater in a 170-year-old shipwreck. Naturally, they had a taste. But now scientists are back with a rigorous chemical analysis of the beers. In the initial taste tests, the beer was so sour no one would […]

• Sour Beer—Worth the Risk?

Sour Beer—Worth the Risk?

Sour beer has two holidays in September, which is quite apt. Sour beers have been becoming increasingly popular lately, and are spreading out from the specialty beer stores and onto the grocery store shelves. A complicated and somewhat dangerous beer to brew, sour beer is very old—dating from the time when brewers were not quite […]

• A Guide to Sour Beer for Wine Lovers

A Guide to Sour Beer for Wine Lovers

If you love wine, you’ll love these sour beer suggestions. … For those of you who haven’t really ventured into the world of delicious beer, I’d like to introduce you to what I call “gateway” beer: sours. Sours are commonly made with wild yeasts and are often products of spontaneous fermentation. Styles that fall into […]