So I would be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued by this new craze in the craft beer world known as “sours.” I admit I am a bit off-put by the thought of beers with “horse blanket” and “sweat” characteristics. I do however pride myself in the ability to try things with an open mind.
So my question is, where should I start? There is a section at a local craft beer store that is labeled “sour beers” but I would have no idea what I was choosing. I want to experience the “sour phenomenon” but I don’t want to jump in at “sweaty barnyard” but also don’t want training wheels akin to using Bartles and James to introduce someone to the world of wine.
So to you sour experts out there, point me in the right direction. Any suggestions on brews to lookout for that will help me in my exploration of new things?