Beer that has a purposely acidic, tart, or sour flavour is referred to as sours, sometimes known as sour beer, or sours.
What kind of beer is a sour?
Sour beers rely on a few types of acid producing bacteria for the fermentation process. We use ‘Lactobacillus’ bacteria - which is also found in popular prebiotic foods such as yogurt.
You don’t want Lactobacillus going anywhere near non-sour fermented beers in the production cycle! There’s a huge risk of contaminating and ruining the wrong brew if Lactobacillus comes in contact.
If you are Looking for a refreshing craft sour beer? Enter the Ballistic WaterMeLawn, a sour ale contains the perfect balance of tart acidity, juicy watermelon and salt to get the job done. Originally made for the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show Beer Awards, it ended up taking out the best desalinated beer category and has become a Ballistic staple.
What pairs well with sour beer?
- Spicy foods.
- Fatty cuts of beer
- Sausage and other salty, cured meats
- Deep-fried foods like french fries or onion rings.