Does sour beer taste like beer?
Beer geeks love the layers of flavors in a sour, while people who don’t like beer love that it doesn’t quite taste like a typical beer. And while the style was once hard to find, sours have become increasingly easy to get, thanks to craft breweries around the country.
What is the deal with sour beer?
Sour beers come about by different microflora that are responsible for different sets of resulting tastes: lactobacillus bacteria (lovingly referred to as “lacto” in the beer world) creates lactic acid, which results in the relatively clean lemony-tart puckering sour you recognize in beers; pediococcus bacteria (which …
How long do sour beers last?
Since sour beers are acidic (similar pH to wine) and have very little hops, they can age well over years. Both sour beers can be stored in a cool dark place for up to five years. It will maintain its quality and becomes gradually fruitier.
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.
Why are sour beers sour?
Sour beers get their sour flavor from the lactic acid produced by the Lactobacillus and Pediococcus bacteria as it ferments.
Are Gose and sour beers the same?
Graham: All Goses are sours, but not all sours are Goses. Without getting too complicated, Goses contain an addition of salt (and traditionally coriander) at some point during the brewing or fermentation process—this is what lends a Gose its salinity.
Should sour beer be refrigerated?
Sour beer should be stored between 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you cap your sour beers, you should store them upright. If they are corked, however, it is recommended that you store them on their sides. This keeps the corks moist and prevents air from getting into the bottle.
What are some good sour beers?
- All brands.
- 2Crows Brewing.
- Annex Ale Project.
- Banded Peak Brewing.
- Bellwoods Brewery.
- Blind Enthusiasm.
- Born Colorado Brewing.
- Cannery Brewing.