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Sour beers also known as Gose, Berlinerweiss, and Lambic’s have sky rocketed in the beer industry the past few months. Typically, A German style wheat beer is added with the tangiest fruits you can find along with some other wild flavors and ingredients such as Brettanomyces yeast which you will usually find in most sour beers.
Here’s a look at 6 that are worth keeping an eye out for, grabbing at your favorite liquor store or coming down to The Wharf Pub and enjoying.
#1 Black Hog Italian Plum Gose ABV: 4.0% (available now at The Wharf Pub)
Another great Gose from Black Hog’s Farmland Series, The Italian Plum Gose is made with Italian Orchard Plums, Sea Salt and Coriander with a subtle sourness on the end.
Fun fact: The farmland series features limited release beers with locally grown ingredients from local farms in Connecticut.
#2 Sierra Nevada Otra Vez ABV: 4.5% (available now at The Wharf Pub)
Gose style ale brewed with prickly pear cactus, Grapefruit and Coriander. Tart and sweet on the end.
#3 Long Trail Cranberry Gose ABV: 5.2% (coming soon to The Wharf Pub)
Long Trail’s newest addition, Cranberry Gose is brewed with fresh pressed cranberries, Coriander and a splash of sea salt. Refreshingly tart on the end.
#4 Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic ABV: 2.5% (available now at The Wharf Pub)
Belgian Framboise (raspberry) Ale fermented with Raspberries and huge fruit notes on the end.
#5 Dogfish Festina Peche ABV: 4.5% (available now at The Wharf Pub)
Berlinerweiss fermented with ale yeast, natural peach sugars, and a dash of raspberry syrup.
Fun fact: Berlinerweiss is german for Berlin White, and is a cloudy sour white beer typically from Northern Germany.
#6 Two Roads Bergamonster ABV: 7.0% (available October 12th at The Wharf Pub)
Unfiltered German style wheat ale brewed with Bergamot Orange Peel giving it a big citrus kick. Enjoy a glass of this at our Oktoberfest event with Two Roads Brewing Co October 12th!
Looking for a sour brewery? Two we are familiar with and recommend are:
Jester King Brewery – Located in Austin, TX Jester King is a farmhouse brewery dedicated to making wild ales. Jester King uses water from they’re own well on the farm along with locally grown and malted grains with native wild yeast to make they’re beer as unique as possible.
Wicked Weed Funkatorium – Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium in located in the beautiful town of Asheville, North Carolina. The one of two locations is the East Coast’s first taproom dedicated to Sours and Funky style beers.