Years ago, before every other American brewery had a koelschip or a “sour program,” the options to foster a love for sours was mostly limited to shelf-available Belgian beers. As Ryan’s long-gestating audio lovechild, this episode represents a time when exploration of sour styles meant green-bottled imports and hard-to-pronounce names. But our reverence for these classics is apparent as we try five different Belgian sour beers done in five different styles. We learn about the beers themselves including the odd stories about how some of them were willed into existence by non-Belgians. We talk about IRL Mario Kart, put our best foudre forward, sup the cup, and buttdial our Boon buddy. And as this is (sort of) our pledge drive episode, check out patreon.com/abvchicago to donate to the show and get a ton of extra content and gifts!
Brouwerij De Brabandere - Petrus Aged Pale
Brouwerij Van Steenberge - Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale
Brouwerij Verhaeghe - Duchesse de Bourgogne
Vanberg & DeWulf/Brouwerij De Troch - Lambickx
Brouwerij Boon - Oude Geuze Boon Black Label