American Beers Are Going Sour
Sour beer is one of the oldest brews in the world, but it's only recently become fashionable. It was all the rage at this year's Great American Beer Festival, and is now readily available at your local bar or corner store. Never tried it? Sours have few or no hops, and their flavor comes from the same good bacteria that makes yogurt, salami, and miso. So if you don't like bitter beers or prefer a pinot noir over a Pilsner, these beers are a great choice.
'Sour beers are tart like a raspberry or strawberry, but a lot of them are dry, like Champagne,' Wallash says. So their taste sits somewhere between an ale, wine and cider, he says. 'It will definitely change your expectation about what a beer tastes like. It's a new flavor experience all together.'
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