Sour Is The Power!

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:

  1. Where are you from?
  2. What made you come to this event?
  3. What’s in your glass?
  4. What’s your favourite beer style at the moment?
  5. Do you have any favourite breweries when it comes to sours?

Steph Rai

  1. San Antonio, TX. Been living in NYC for five years now.
  2. One Mile House is like my “Cheers” (the tv show), I live close by and I love everybody who works here.
  3. Mattina Rossa from Allagash Brewing Co. A wild ale that was brewed with raspberries and aged in oak barrels.
  4. American wilds and sours.
  5. Allagash Brewing Co, The Brewery at Bacchus and Jester King Brewery.

Jenny Belanger

  1. Lower East Side, NY.
  2. I love sours and this is my favourite bar. It is close, I meet friends here and it’s chill.The bartenders are nice.
  3. Intense Red Oude Kriek from 3 Fonteinen. A Lambic with A LOT of cherries.
  4. Sours and hoppy pale ales. I rarely go above 7%. 🙂
  5. Allagash Brewing Co, Jester King Brewery and Evil Twin Brewing.

Elan Guglielmo

  1. West Village, NY.
  2. 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.
  3. Framboos from 3 Fonteinen. A raspberry Lambic.
  4. My go to style is Imperial Stouts. But I also focus on sours and double IPA’s.
  5. Russian River Brewing.

Andrew Youv

  1. San Antonio, TX. Been living in NYC for a year.
  2. My girlfriend dragged me here. 🙂
  3. Valley of the Heart’s Delight from Almanac Brewing Co. A sour ale brewed with apricots, loquats and cherries.
  4. Now for summer it is sours. In general I like Imperial Stouts.
  5. Almanac Brewing Co and Cascade Brewing Co.

Catherine Mietek

  1. Bushwick, NY
  2. I’m here 2-3 times a week. I love their beers, love the guys who works here and love sours!
  3. 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!).
  4. During the summer – Saisons. I also like Bourbon barrel aged beers.
  5. Russian River Brewing.


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