There’s nothing better than the bittersweet taste of sour beer. So far removed from the smoothness of the IPA, the sour is a taste many are simply fanatic about. So if you’re looking to enter the world of sour beers, let us be your guide. Today, Backyard Beers will walk you through the history and makings of sour beers, as well as our top picks from our range of Craft Beers for sale.
What is Sour Beer?
Modern brewing is a science conducted with the latest technology, using carefully chosen hops for the perfect flavour. A sour beer breaks this trend, utilising wild yeast and bacteria in the brew to give it that distinctly tart taste. These fantastic additions are often paired with fruits and acidulated malts for an additional dash of sweet and sour flavour. A batch of sour beer can take years to brew with traditional methods due to the wild additions. However, using more modern techniques, breweries can condense this to around a few days.
Why Choose Sour Beer?
Sour beer offers a wildly different flavour profile than most craft beers on the market today.
IPAs and lagers make for perfect session drinks with a wide variety of flavours. Sour Beers offer a unique taste with more substantial alcohol content, perfect for sipping. We’d thoroughly recommend that any craft beer drinker gives a sour beer a try. It may just be your next obsession, with flavours other types of beers don’t offer!
Here are just a few of the sour beers available at Backyard Beers.
This sour beer serves as a perfect introduction to the new flavours you can expect. Inside this 7% ABV, 440ml can, you’ll find strong hints of Peach, Apricot and Vanilla – encompassed in a sour flavour.
Suppose you want to keep that refreshingly sweet flavour in your Sour beers. This summer sour is a perfect choice. Over 800kg of Mango Puree is added to the brewing process, giving this 5.8% ABV beer a powerful mango taste. In addition, it’s Me or The Solar Farm is entirely vegan, making it a perfect introduction for any veggies looking for an introduction to the sour beer world.
This pastry-flavoured beer is our latest addition to our range, perfect for those looking for something wildly different from the sour beer world. With tart flavours of cranberry, cherry and a hint o cinnamon – this is the perfect 6.5% abv sour beer for any craft beer lover with a sweet tooth.
We hope this guide has given you the perfect introduction to the world of sour beers. Browse our entire range of sour beers for sale at Backyard Beers here, or read more guides and reviews just like this one on our blogs page.