Sours are getting more and more popular everywhere these days, and I’m loving the trend since I love sours. Drinking a refreshing and cold Berliner Weisse on a hot day or when you are really thirsty is fantastic. Drinking a Lambic or a Geuze when you are sick of hoppy beers or when you want to start over fresh, when tasting beers is also fantastic.
So, when One Mile House had a sour event (Funk ‘N’ Sour) there was no hesitation, I was going!
I didn’t go crazy on the beers, because my day was jammed with stuff. But I managed to drink some really nice stuff:
- Valley of the Heart’s Delight by Almanac Beer Co, CA. A sour ale, brewed with apricots, loquats and cherries.
- The Wild One by Bell’s Brewery, MI. An American wild ale.
- Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru by Cantillon, Belgium. An unblended lambic, aged in cask for three years.
- Figaro (2013) by Cascade Brewing Co, OR. A strong blond ale aged in Chardonnay barrels and then aged again with dried white figs and lemon peel.
- Rubi by Barrier Brewing Co, NY. A Berliner Weisse with fresh grapefruit.
- Hopfentea by Perennial Artisan Ales, MO. A Berliner Weisse with a homemade tea blend.
I also took some time to talk to some of the guests at the event. To see what they were drinking and what their favourites were. I asked them five questions and here they are:
- Where are you from?
- What made you come to this event?
- What’s in your glass?
- What’s your favourite beer style at the moment?
- Do you have any favourite breweries when it comes to sours?
- San Antonio, TX. Been living in NYC for five years now.
- One Mile House is like my “Cheers” (the tv show), I live close by and I love everybody who works here.
- Mattina Rossa from Allagash Brewing Co. A wild ale that was brewed with raspberries and aged in oak barrels.
- American wilds and sours.
- Allagash Brewing Co, The Brewery at Bacchus and Jester King Brewery.
- Lower East Side, NY.
- I love sours and this is my favourite bar. It is close, I meet friends here and it’s chill.The bartenders are nice.
- Intense Red Oude Kriek from 3 Fonteinen. A Lambic with A LOT of cherries.
- Sours and hoppy pale ales. I rarely go above 7%. 🙂
- Allagash Brewing Co, Jester King Brewery and Evil Twin Brewing.
- West Village, NY.
- I’ve been coming here all the time for three years. We live close and this is our spot. They have amazing beers and lovely peeps. It’s my favourite bar.
- Framboos from 3 Fonteinen. A raspberry Lambic.
- My go to style is Imperial Stouts. But I also focus on sours and double IPA’s.
- Russian River Brewing.
- San Antonio, TX. Been living in NYC for a year.
- My girlfriend dragged me here. 🙂
- Valley of the Heart’s Delight from Almanac Brewing Co. A sour ale brewed with apricots, loquats and cherries.
- Now for summer it is sours. In general I like Imperial Stouts.
- Almanac Brewing Co and Cascade Brewing Co.
- Bushwick, NY
- I’m here 2-3 times a week. I love their beers, love the guys who works here and love sours!
- Framboos from 3 Fonteinen, a raspberry Lambic, Why Pamper Life’s Complexity, a sour lagrr from Singlecut Beersmiths and Telekinesis from Grimm Artisanal Ales, a dry hopped sour ale (why drink one beer at the time, when you can drink three!).
- During the summer – Saisons. I also like Bourbon barrel aged beers.
- Russian River Brewing.