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Rodenbach

Rodenbach
Rodenbach
5.2%
250ml
Belgium

Goose Island Madame Rose 2018

Goose Island Madame Rose 2018
Goose Island Madame Rose 2018
6.7%
355ml
America

Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons Export 330ml

Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons Export 330ml
Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons Export 330ml
6.0%
330ml
Britain

Timmermans Kriek

Timmermans Kriek
Timmermans Kriek
4.00%
330ml
Belgium

Adnams Cucumelon Sour

Adnams Cucumelon Sour
Adnams Cucumelon Sour
4%
330ml
Britain

Wicked Weed Bretticent

Wicked Weed Bretticent
Wicked Weed Bretticent
6.5%
500ml
America

Goose Island Juliet 2017

Goose Island Juliet 2017
Goose Island Juliet 2017
6.8%
355ml
America

Goose Island Lolita 2018

Goose Island Lolita 2018
Goose Island Lolita 2018
7.7%
355ml
America

Amundsen x Basqueland Rainbow Potion

Amundsen x Basqueland Rainbow Potion
Amundsen x Basqueland Rainbow Potion
6%
440ml
Norway

Wild Beer Co Breakfast Of Champignons

Wild Beer Co Breakfast Of Champignons
Wild Beer Co Breakfast Of Champignons
4.1%
330ml
Britain

Dig Brew Co. Fazers On Stun

Dig Brew Co. Fazers On Stun
Dig Brew Co. Fazers On Stun
6.8%
330ml
Britain

8 Wired Cucumber Hippy

8 Wired Cucumber Hippy
8 Wired Cucumber Hippy
4%
440ml
New Zealand

BrewDog Overworks Perrenial Punnet

BrewDog Overworks Perrenial Punnet
BrewDog Overworks Perrenial Punnet
6%
500ml
Britain

Vault City Dark Fruits Bakewell Sour

Vault City Dark Fruits Bakewell Sour
Vault City Dark Fruits Bakewell Sour
7%
375ml
Britain

8 Wired Brett Brux Brut IPA

8 Wired Brett Brux Brut IPA
8 Wired Brett Brux Brut IPA
7.5%
500ml
New Zealand

Mikkeller Ich Bin Fruits of the Sun

Mikkeller Ich Bin Fruits of the Sun
Mikkeller Ich Bin Fruits of the Sun
3.5%
Vol: N/A
Denmark

Brewdog OverWorks Bedrock Red

Brewdog OverWorks Bedrock Red
Brewdog OverWorks Bedrock Red
6.6%
500ml
Britain

Yonder Brewing Saison Fourage Woodruff

Yonder Brewing Saison Fourage Woodruff
Yonder Brewing Saison Fourage Woodruff
6.7%
750ml
Britain

BrewDog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Peach

BrewDog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Peach
BrewDog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Peach
6%
500ml
Britain

Wild Beer Co The Blend 2019

Wild Beer Co The Blend 2019
Wild Beer Co The Blend 2019
5%
750ml
Britain

Yonder Brewing Saison Fourage Elderflower

Yonder Brewing Saison Fourage Elderflower
Yonder Brewing Saison Fourage Elderflower
6.7%
750ml
Britain

8 Wired Grand Cru

8 Wired Grand Cru
8 Wired Grand Cru
9%
500ml
New Zealand

8 Wired Gypsy Fruits

8 Wired Gypsy Fruits
8 Wired Gypsy Fruits
5.7%
500ml
New Zealand

8 Wired Lamponi Raspberry Sour

8 Wired Lamponi Raspberry Sour
8 Wired Lamponi Raspberry Sour
5%
330ml
New Zealand

Basqueland Lost in the Bosque

Basqueland Lost in the Bosque
Basqueland Lost in the Bosque
6.3%
440ml
Spain

Big Drop Sour (0.5%)

Big Drop Sour (0.5%)
Big Drop Sour (0.5%)
0.5%
330ml
Britain

Brewdog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Tropical

Brewdog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Tropical
Brewdog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Tropical
5.6%
500ml
Britain

Brewdog OverWorks Funk v Punk

Brewdog OverWorks Funk v Punk
Brewdog OverWorks Funk v Punk
5.5%
500ml
Britain

BrewDog Overworks Hybrid Henchman

BrewDog Overworks Hybrid Henchman
BrewDog Overworks Hybrid Henchman
6.7%
500ml
Britain

BrewDog OverWorks Krampus Nicht

BrewDog OverWorks Krampus Nicht
BrewDog OverWorks Krampus Nicht
9%
500ml
Britain

BrewDog Overworks Merciful Maverick

BrewDog Overworks Merciful Maverick
BrewDog Overworks Merciful Maverick
6.4%
500ml
Britain

BrewDog OverWorks Shogun Shaman

BrewDog OverWorks Shogun Shaman
BrewDog OverWorks Shogun Shaman
5.8%
500ml
Britain

BrewDog Overworks x Deya In Two Minds

BrewDog Overworks x Deya In Two Minds
BrewDog Overworks x Deya In Two Minds
5.8%
500ml
Britain

BrewDog Raspberry Blitz (0.5%)

BrewDog Raspberry Blitz (0.5%)
BrewDog Raspberry Blitz (0.5%)
0.5%
330ml
Britain

Deep Creek Aloha

Deep Creek Aloha
Deep Creek Aloha
4.5%
440ml
New Zealand

Deep Creek Lagerita Lime Sour Can

Deep Creek Lagerita Lime Sour Can
Deep Creek Lagerita Lime Sour Can
3.8%
330ml
New Zealand

Deep Creek Mahalo Pineapple Mint Sour

Deep Creek Mahalo Pineapple Mint Sour
Deep Creek Mahalo Pineapple Mint Sour
4.5%
440ml
New Zealand

Dugges Ginger

Dugges Ginger
Dugges Ginger
8%
330ml
Sweden

Dugges Tropic Thinder

Dugges Tropic Thinder
Dugges Tropic Thinder
4.5%
330ml
Sweden

Evil Twin Nomader Weisse

Evil Twin Nomader Weisse
Evil Twin Nomader Weisse
5%
455ml
America

Fierce By Nature Wild Blackcurrant Sour 2019

Fierce By Nature Wild Blackcurrant Sour 2019
Fierce By Nature Wild Blackcurrant Sour 2019
6.1%
500ml
Britain

Fierce Citrus Tart

Fierce Citrus Tart
Fierce Citrus Tart
4.5%
440ml
Britain

Goose Island Gillian 2017 765ml

Goose Island Gillian
Goose Island Gillian 2017 765ml
8.8%
765ml
America

Harbour Hinterland x Arizona Wilderness Wild Apple Ale

Harbour Hinterland x Arizona Wilderness Wild Apple Ale
Harbour Hinterland x Arizona Wilderness Wild Apple Ale
5.7%
750ml
Britain

Magic Rock Salty Kiss

Magic Rock Salty Kiss
Magic Rock Salty Kiss
4.1%
330ml
Britain

Mikkeller SpontanCherry Frederiksdal

Mikkeller SpontanCherry Frederiksdal
Mikkeller SpontanCherry Frederiksdal
8.25%
375ml
Denmark

Mikkeller SpontanYuzu

Mikkeller SpontanYuzu
Mikkeller SpontanYuzu
7.7%
375ml
Denmark

North Brewing Co. Volta

North Brewing Co. Volta
North Brewing Co. Volta
4.1%
330ml
Britain

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Core styles: Gueuze, Flanders Red, Oud Bruin, Gose and Berliner Weisse

Sour beers have a long and interesting history; predating all other modern styles, it is said (arguably) that all beers were once sour beers due to the unknown presence of wild yeast in barrels and fermenters. This was a time before the discovery of yeast, a time before pasteurisation and a time long before the shiny, squeaky clean breweries that exist today. All the mainstream versions of sour beer we have today originated in either Germany or Belgium, and each country produced its’ own distinctive styles that could be based around three desirable bacteria and one wild yeast: lactobacillus (clean, citrusy tartness), pediococcus (clean tartness with funky sourness), acetobacter (sour vinegar) and Brettanomyces (dry, funky, horseblanket). You may be forgiven for thinking that some of those flavour profiles do not sound particularly attractive but, when given the right platform to shine on they, really are delicious; perfect for a hot summers day even!

Belgium has a long history of doing strange and wonderful things with sour beer. The main styles hailing from Belgium are Gueuze, Lambic/Kriek, Flanders Red and Oud Bruin. Gueuze and Lambic are particularly interesting as they undergo spontaneous open-fermentation. Flanders Red and Oud Bruin are not spontaneously fermented, but they are often blended sours, which both have additions of lactobacillus and acetobacter to give them their signature tartness. The main difference is the colour and the aging process, Flanders Reds are aged in Burgundy barrels and Oud Bruins are aged in stainless steel fermenters.

Germany’s contribution to the sour landscape is Berliner Weisse and Gose, both are similar beers which include the addition of salt and lactobacillus to add that sour, tangy funk.

Nowadays there are plenty of modern breweries taking up the sour torch so the days of limited production and rarity are long gone. Great entry points are Magic Rock’s Salty Kiss, Siren Craft Brew’s Calypso, Rodenbach Grand Cru for the wine aficionado and Timmermans Kriek if you fancy something fruity.

Admittedly, these styles can be a bit of an acquired taste. Yet, the fruit lambics from the likes of Lindeman's are an easier starting point into the world of funk or, if you’re looking for something UK based, Wild Beer Co deal almost exclusively in weird and interesting sours.