6 Breweries To Get Amazing Sour Beers In Calgary
Sour are beers are a trending topic in the beer industry. Check out these six Calgary breweries that are offering sour beers on their beer menu.
By The Beer Community on Jun. 14, 2019
What is a Sour Beer?
Sour ales are beers that are brewed to be intentionally sour. Originating in Belgium, brewing sour beers can be a risky move to brewers because it is a specialized form of brewing. In the craft beer industry today, sour beers have moved outside of Belgium and is starting to gain popularity to other European, American and Canadian brewers.
Looking for sour beers in YYC?
Calgary-Based Breweries with Sour Beers on Their Beer Menu
Annex Ale Project is devoted to good beer and great conversations. Located on 1st Street, lies a 10 barrel brew house and a 50 person tap room. Head over to sample Annex Ale Project’s core, small batch, and rotating brews.
As part of Annex Ale Project’s limited release small batch beers, Weisse Riot is a dry hopped berliner weisse that has been fermented with Sacch Troise and dry hopped with Simcoe, Ekuanot and El Dorado. Weisse Riot comes in at a 4.7% ABV.
While Blindman Brewing isn’t exactly located in Calgary, if you’re a true sour fan, you’ll make the 1hr 50min drive up. Blindman strives to create innovative, quality, and flavourful craft beer.
With three sour beers in their core lineup, Blindman is the perfect brewery to test out if you’re a sour beer-lover. Plan a road trip to try Blindman’s rotating and limited release sour beers.
Want to fill your growler with your favourite sour beer? Check out Eighty-Eight Brewing Co. for a brewery with a great atmosphere, vibe, and great beers.
Fitzsimmons Brewing Co. offers $12 brewery tours every Saturday at 3pm. Head over to the taproom for a great place to hang with friends and try some great brews.
Located only 30 minutes from Downtown Calgary, Fitzsimmons’ Mainstreet Roasted Pineapple Sour is worth the drive.
After opening in November, 2016, in the neighbourhood of Inglewood, High Line Brewing strives to create both high quality, classic styles and exciting new flavours for the craft beer-lovers in Calgary.
If you’re a big fan of sour beers, High Line Brewing can be the place for you. Check out this Calgary-based small batch craft brewery and make sure to try their Heartless Romantic Sour Ale and the Wabi-Sabi Yuzu Sour.
Rated the best new restaurant of 2018 in the Calgary Herald, The Dandy Brewing Company and Tasting Room is a unique dining experience located in the heart of Ramsay. Visit their modern space for a pint!
The Dandy Brewing Company offers their must-try core beer, The Dandy Wild Sour Ale. As part of their seasonal release series, they offer the Baltus Van Tassel: Cherry Sour and The Jungle Bird: Tropical Dark Sour. Check out their limited release beers for even more great sours!
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