Sour Beer

Items 1-48 of 76

Mikkeller Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Raspberry

Mikkeller Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Raspberry
Mikkeller Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Raspberry

Unit price

£2.99
3.7%
330ml
Denmark

Big Drop Sour (0.5%)

Big Drop Sour (0.5%)
Big Drop Sour (0.5%)

Unit price

£1.89
0.5%
330ml
Britain

Goose Island Madame Rose 2018

Goose Island Madame Rose 2018
Goose Island Madame Rose 2018

Unit price

£3.99
6.7%
355ml
America

Goose Island Juliet 2017

Goose Island Juliet 2017
Goose Island Juliet 2017

Unit price

£3.99
6.8%
355ml
America

Goose Island Lolita 2018

Goose Island Lolita 2018
Goose Island Lolita 2018

Unit price

£4.39
7.7%
355ml
America

To Øl 1 Ton of Cherries

To Øl 1 Ton of Cherries
To Øl 1 Ton of Cherries

Unit price

£5.89
7.5%
330ml
Denmark

Siren Castilian Lemon Honey Cheesecake

Siren Castilian Lemon Honey Cheesecake
Siren Castilian Lemon Honey Cheesecake

Unit price

£3.99
6.2%
440ml
Britain

BrewDog OverWorks Krampus Nicht

BrewDog OverWorks Krampus Nicht
BrewDog OverWorks Krampus Nicht

Unit price

£6.79
9%
500ml
Britain

Wicked Weed Bombadile

Wicked Weed Bombadile
Wicked Weed Bombadile

Unit price

£9.99
4.2%
500ml
America

Fierce By Nature Wild Blackcurrant Sour 2019

Fierce By Nature Wild Blackcurrant Sour 2019
Fierce By Nature Wild Blackcurrant Sour 2019

Unit price

£9.99
6.1%
500ml
Britain

Fallen Brewing Stirliner Weisse

Fallen Brewing Stirliner Weisse
Fallen Brewing Stirliner Weisse

Unit price

£2.59
4.5%
330ml
Britain

To Øl Sur Mosaic

To Øl Sur Mosaic
To Øl Sur Mosaic

Unit price

£3.99
6%
330ml
Denmark

Thornbridge The Heart Desires

Thornbridge The Heart Desires
Thornbridge The Heart Desires

Unit price

£8.79
6.5%
375ml
Britain

Goose Island Gillian 2017 765ml

Goose Island Gillian
Goose Island Gillian 2017 765ml

Unit price

£11.99
8.8%
765ml
America

Brewdog OverWorks Funk v Punk

Brewdog OverWorks Funk v Punk
Brewdog OverWorks Funk v Punk

Unit price

£8.19
5.5%
500ml
Britain

Wicked Weed Ferme de Chien

Wicked Weed Ferme de Chien
Wicked Weed Ferme de Chien

Unit price

£9.99
5.8
500ml
America

Wild Beer Co. Beyond Modus VI

Wild Beer Co. Beyond Modus VI
Wild Beer Co. Beyond Modus VI

Unit price

£14.99
8%
750ml
Britain

Wicked Weed x Trois Dame Metatropics

Wicked Weed x Trois Dame Metatropics
Wicked Weed x Trois Dame Metatropics

Unit price

£9.99
6.2%
500ml
America

Wicked Weed Bretticent

Wicked Weed Bretticent
Wicked Weed Bretticent

Unit price

£9.99
6.5%
500ml
America

Wicked Weed Denouement

Wicked Weed Denouement
Wicked Weed Denouement

Unit price

£11.99
7.4%
500ml
America

Wicked Weed Brettabolic

Wicked Weed Brettabolic
Wicked Weed Brettabolic

Unit price

£9.99
5.9%
500ml
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

To Øl Sur Tettnanger

To Øl Sur Tettnanger
To Øl Sur Tettnanger
4%
330ml
Denmark

Sori Brewing Magnificent Margarita

Sori Brewing Magnificent Margarita
Sori Brewing Magnificent Margarita
5.5%
440ml
Estonia

Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons

The Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons
Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons
3.6%
330ml
Britain

Dugges Ginger

Dugges Ginger
Dugges Ginger
8%
330ml
Sweden

BrewDog OverWorks Shogun Shaman

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

Sori Brewing Beautiful Bellini

Sori Brewing Beautiful Bellini
Sori Brewing Beautiful Bellini
5.5%
440ml
Estonia

Brewdog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Tropical

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

Timmermans Kriek

Timmermans Kriek
Timmermans Kriek
4.00%
330ml
Belgium

8 Wired Brett Brux Brut IPA

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

8 Wired Cucumber Hippy

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

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

Adnams Cucumelon Sour

Adnams Cucumelon Sour
Adnams Cucumelon Sour
4%
330ml
Britain

Amundsen x Basqueland Rainbow Potion

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

Basqueland Lost in the Bosque

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

Brewdog OverWorks Bedrock Red

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

BrewDog OverWorks Cosmic Crush Peach

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

BrewDog Overworks Hybrid Henchman

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

BrewDog Overworks Merciful Maverick

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

BrewDog Overworks Perrenial Punnet

BrewDog Overworks Perrenial Punnet
BrewDog Overworks Perrenial Punnet
6%
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

Items 1-48 of 76

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.