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A broad spectrum of wild ales, from fruity Flemish sours to the experimental wild ales recently gaining popularity in the United States. Category includes lambics, gueuzes, and sour ales. Aromatic with earthy, fruity and barnyard notes and almost no hop bitterness or aroma. Bone dry and very refreshing, although they vary from softly to seriously sour with funky and unpredictable flavors.

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    21st Amendment Watermelon Funk

    We have transformed our summertime watermelon wheat beer into Watermelon Funk, a mind blowing, shake your booty, interlocking sour bass lines with syncopated sweet fruit notes and downbeat aromas and we give you all that in a signature gr...

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    Allagash Coolship Red

    This blend of spontaneously fermented beer is aged on local raspberries. We begin brewing Coolship Red with Pilsner malt, 40% raw wheat, and aged whole-leaf hops. The unfermented wort is then transferred to a large shallow pan called a co...

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    Allagash Little Brett

    Little Brett is a hazy, straw-colored beer featuring an aroma bursting with pineapple and notes of bread crust. Pineapple continues through the flavor with additional notes of fresh cut grass. A mild tartness in the finish is nicely balan...

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    Allagash Nancy

    Nancy is a sour red ale fermented with Maine cherries and Brettanomyces in 100% stainless, for just shy of a year. The cherries were a blend of Balaton and Montmorency and added at a rate of 2 lbs per gallon. Copper in color, Nancy has an...

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    Allagash Pick Your Own

    Pick Your Own begins as a sour red ale that’s aged in an oak foudre with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus for two years. After adding fresh, local raspberries, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries, we age it for an additional three mont...

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    Almanac Cherry Berry

    Cherry Berry Sour is a summer fruit platter fresh from the barrel. We combined some of our favorite summer fruit together to make this delicious fruit-forward sipper. Layers of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and a touch of aromatic vanil...

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    Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Thribble - Currant

    This beer is produced by taking Triple wort and fermenting it with our HTW culture - all done in wine barrels along with a very healthy dose of blackcurrant. This beer is not fermented in a stainless tank and doesn’t use brewer’s yeas...

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    Avery Apricot Sour

    Bushels of juicy apricots and bright bursts of barrel-aged tartness are seamlessly infused to cultivate this deliciously distinctive and succulent sour ale. 7.3% ABV.

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    Avery Bug Zapper

    Bug Zapper is a limited release Sour Ale to help scratch your summer itch. A lively mix of mint, ginger, and lime are both cooling and invigorating, and we sour-dose after fermentation to impart the finishing electric zap. 6% ABV.

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    Avery Raspberry Sour

    Sour ale with raspberries added. Aged in oak barrels. Luscious ripe red raspberries are elegantly intertwined with a bountiful amount of lactic acidity and delicate barrel nuances to cultivate this stunning sour ale. 7.2% ABV.

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    Ballast Point Moscow Mule Ale

    Our Moscow Mule Ale is a tart and refreshing beer version of the classic cocktail. Loaded with lime zest and ginger over a kettle-soured base beer, Moscow Mule Ale tantalizes your tastebuds with tangy and effervescent flavors, finishing w...

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    Bockor Bellegem's Bruin

    West Flanders sour ale. 5.5% ABV.

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    Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge

    Unblended old lambic, aged for 18 months or more. It has a robust character but is beautiful and sophisticated with a full body and overtones of vanilla, dried cherry, stone fruit and cocoa. It is a complex, beautiful sour beer. 5.5% ABV...

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    Boon Oude Geuze

    Geuze, a mixture of old and young Lambic. The young Lambic is added to cause a refermentation in the bottle making for a delightfully sparkling and dry beer that has been likened, in all seriousness, to Champagne.

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    Brewery Techne Bodysnatcher

    American sour ale with hibiscus. 3% ABV.

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    Brooklyn Bel Air

    Dry-hopped with Amarillo to match the tropical fruit and citrus notes of the hop with the acidity of the beer, striking a taut harmony between sour and sweet. All of the acidity is from a natural, proprietary, house-cultured lactobacillus...

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    Bruery The Wanderer

    The Wanderer is a special blend of oak aged ales that we made with Craig and Beth from San Francisco’s City Beer Store. Blending a mix of sour ales and our anniversary ale the base of this beer has a delightfully sour tinge on top of a ...

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    Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone

    This beer sat quietly, aging in our barrel room for over a year before we decided it was time - time to blend in some beautiful ripe red grapes, Brettanomyces, freshly emptied wine barrels and time, this beer is infinitely complex and a c...

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    Cascade Apricot Ale

    Cascade Apricot Ale is based on our Temptor Triple Ale that has undergone over 8 months of lactic fermentation and oak barrel aging. Ripe NW Apricots are fermented with this beer for 3 additional months. 8.5% ABV.

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    Cascade Sang Rouge

    Sang Rouge is a blend of sour red ales aged in select red wine barrels and oak puncheons for up to 24 months, highlighting the depth and complexity of Cascade’s base red ale without the influence of additional fruits or spices. This rar...

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    Council Brewing Beatitude

    Beatitude is the French word for bliss which is what we float away on whenever we enjoy this specially brewed beer. This Tart Saison is brewed in the Belgian tradition of tart farmhouse ales. The magic happens when our house blend of Bret...

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    Fair State Roselle

    Roselle is soured with our house lactobacillus strain and infused with hibiscus flowers, which lends the beer floral & citrus aromas, flavors, and its red hue. Tart, fruity, & floral. 5.7% ABV.

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    Firestone Walker UnderCurrants

    In 2018 we challenged ourselves to using an array of fruit new to our palettes and practices. When offered a high quality freshly picked Black Currant sample, we couldn’t resist. We present to you a metamorphosis for your senses. Using...

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    Flying Fish Royale Blanche

    No commercial description. 8.2% ABV.

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    Fordham 11th Hour Sour

    This ale is a kettle sour that uses lactobacillus, fermented on house ale yeast and then aged on concord grapes. Typical to any sour, this ale is pleasantly flavored and zings your tastebuds over and over. 3.8% ABV.

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    Free Will Bitter Buddha

    Brewed with passion fruit, hibiscus, and pink Himalayan sea salt and hopped with Lemon Drop and Galaxy. Bursting with floral aroma, followed by notes of passion fruit, citrus, and mixed berry jam. Subtly tart with a dry and salty finish. ...

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    Goose Island Gillian

    Ale with Strawberries, Honey, and White Pepper Aged in Wine Barrels. 9.5% ABV.

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    Hermit Thrush Chaga Chaga Choo Choo

    Red wine barrel aged sour brown ale with foraged chug mushrooms brewed in collaboration with 14th Star Brewing Co. 4.9% ABV.

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    Highway Manor Microflora Diaspora

    No commercial description. 4.2% ABV.

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    Highway Manor Mr. Blueberry

    Mr. Blueberry is a sour beer aged in french oak barrels with 60lbs of blueberries per barrel.

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    Lagunitas Cherry Jane

    This sweet tart sour ale is full of Turkish Delight cherries, giving it a puckered up punch of cherry charm, then it's fermented with some Brettanomyces for that extra funky funk. 5.5% ABV.

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    Liefmans Fruitesse Framboise

    Lambic. 3.5% ABV.

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    Lindemans Framboise

    Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean taste.

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    Manayunk Sour Is the New Black

    You won't find this delightfully sour hooch in the commissary. Brewed with flaked oats, roasted barley and chocolate malt, pop open this tart stout and share with your cell-mate. Go ahead and indulge. We won't snitch. 7.5% ABV.

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    Manayunk Ultra Violet

    Ultra Violet is kettle soured and fermented with both our house Belgian yeast and Brett Drei. We then aged the beer on an insane amount of ripe blackberries until the result was a very tart but drinkable beer with a wide spectrum of beaut...

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    Mikkeller Spontan Series

    Spontan is 100% spontaneously beer fermented in oak barrels for 1 to almost 3 years. It is made with wort produced by lambic producers, not with wort and microbiological cocktails. Brettanomyces is then added for refermentation in the bot...

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    Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

    Medium body, red color, somewhat fruity nose, malt flavor with a slight lactic sourness. A real thirst quencher and palate cleanser. 5.5% ABV.

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    New Belgium Tartastic

    A delightful combination of strawberry and lemon purees fill the senses with an enticing balance of sweet and sour fruit. 4.2% ABV.

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    Ommegang Pale Sour

    Pale Sour is an elegant, drinkable sour beer, unique in that it’s not wood-aged. It has a well-balanced blend of sweet and sour. Pale Sour begins with a mixed culture fermentation in open copper vats. Aged over several months in stainle...

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    Petrus 50/50

    A blend of half aged pale and half aged red with fresh cherries added to complete the sweet and sour balance. 7.9% ABV.

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    Petrus Aged Pale

    Petrus Aged Pale is an undiluted old beer, only to be exported to the US. 7.3% ABV.

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    Pizza Boy Low Hanging Fruit

    A hazy, fruity fuzzbomb of goodness. Brewed with a ton of fluffy oats, pilsner malt, nearly an orchards worth of apricot puree and kettle soured to perfection then dry hopped with the fanboy favorites, Citra and Mosaic. Notes of pure suns...

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    River Horse Sour Harry

    A blonde ale brewed with juniper berries and then kettle soured. We finished it with Persian lime, then cold-conditioned it with more juniper berries, before aging in wine barrels with brettanomyces for 10 months. 4% ABV.

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    Rodenbach Fruitage

    Oak aged Flanders red ale with fruit juice. 4% ABV.

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    Rodenbach Grand Cru

    A blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 of beer aged 2 years in large oak vats. The more important proportion of oak matured beer contributes to its fruity taste, complexity and intensity. The finish is worthy of a great wine.

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    Roy Pitz Cherry Hound

    Cherry red in color with aromas of dried fruit, chocolate and cherry. The layering of German specialty malts relinquish flavors that include walnut, caramel and chocolate. Flaked oats provide a creamy thickness and velvety richness to the...

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    Russian River Consecration

    Dark Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from local wineries. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with black currants, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, curr...

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    Russian River Supplication

    Brown Ale aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels with three strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and sour cherries. 7% ABV.

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    Russian River Temptation

    Blonde Ale aged in French oak chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces. Flavors of wine and oak absorb into the brew throughout its aging.

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    Starr Hill Raspberry American Sour

    Our Raspberry American Sour is the perfect union of fruit and beer. Our American sour base is an extremely low-hopped wheat ale, which is then soured by kettle. Red raspberry puree is added to create a tart but refreshing "anytime beer." ...

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    The Larimer 99 Problems

    99 problems jumps forward with mouthwatering notes of peach, and then follows up with subtle hints of ginger. Don’t let the “Sour Ale” description fool you, this well balanced and sessionable ale rolls as more of a tart peach, than ...

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    Tilquin Gueuze

    Pierre Tilquin is Belgium’s newest lambic blender.  Great balance to this oaky, sour Gueuze.  It is blend of 1 and 2 years old lambics, with a specific lambic low in alcohol called Meerts. 4.8% ABV.

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    Une Annee Le Seul

    Fruit sour. 6.5% ABV.

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    Une Annee Peche

    American wild ale with peaches. 6.5% ABV.

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    Upland Cherry

    We get over 4,500 lbs of red, tart Montmorency cherries each year from King Orchards in northern Michigan. We add the cherries to the mildly tart sour ale base and let it ferment for three more months before kegging and bottling, giving t...

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    Victory Sour Monkey

    This electrifying transformation of our famed Golden Monkey may just blow your mind. Tastefully twisted to offer nuances of sweet fruit, and a sharp tang of tartness, this exhilarating combinations of flavors makes this brew a monkey all ...

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    Wicked Weed Sandiaca

    Gin barrel aged sour with watermelon and basil. 7.5% ABV.

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    Yards Pynk

    Yards proudly donates $1 from every case sold to breast cancer research and awareness. So when you drink PYNK, you are helping us do more good. Cheers to that! Yards PYNK is a beer like no other. We add 3,300 pounds of sour and sweet che...