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Sour / Wild Beer

The Wild Beer and the Sour Beer are catch-all styles for any golden to amber colored beer where the implementation of a microorganism other than traditional brewer’s yeasts ensures a drier, thinner, sour and/or funkier product. Such microorganisms includes Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces. Younger versions are brighter and fruitier, while older ones possess more depth of funk and may lose more of the base style character. The base beer style becomes less relevant because the various yeast and bacteria tend to dominate the profile. They are also often the result of a Mixed-Fermentation Blend of beers aged in barrels. Wood or barrel aging is very common in this type of beers, but not required. They are non-traditional beer interpretations or experimentations inspired by Belgian classic sour / wild ales.

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1Lost Abbey Cable Car 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 451  4.17 Find
2Hill Farmstead Sue 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 131  4.15 Find
3Hill Farmstead Juicy 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 204  4.14 Find
4Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +) 
Russian River Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 703  4.11 Find
5Russian River Temptation 
Russian River Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 1183  4.08 Find
6Sudwerk Fünke Hop Farm 
Sudwerk Brewing Company
Davis, California
 53  4.04 Find
7Squatters Fifth Element 
Squatters Craft Beers (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)
Salt Lake City, Utah
 247  4 Find
8Side Project Blended 2017 
Side Project Brewing
Maplewood, Missouri
 44  4 Find
9Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 18) 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 36  3.99 Find
10Almanac Hoppy Sour: Citra 
Almanac Beer Company
Alameda, California
 177  3.98 Find
11BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2017) 
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Saignelégier, Switzerland
 46  3.98 Find
12Sante Adairius Bright Sea Blonde 
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Capitola, California
 96  3.98 Find
13De Garde / Side Project Saison Desay - Chardonnay Barrel 
De Garde Brewing
Tillamook, Oregon
 33  3.96 Find
14Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment? - Oak Aged 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 28  3.95 Find
15Russian River Sanctification 
Russian River Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 894  3.95 Find
16Jolly Pumpkin Bambic 
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Dexter, Michigan
 210  3.94 Find
17Casey Dry Hopped Oak Theory - Galaxy & Simcoe 
Casey Brewing and Blending
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
 32  3.94 Find
18Side Project Oude Fermier 
Side Project Brewing
Maplewood, Missouri
 29  3.94 Find
19The Rare Barrel Quite Something 
The Rare Barrel
Berkeley, California
 25  3.93 Find
20Crooked Stave Progenitor 
Crooked Stave
Denver, Colorado
 292  3.92 Find
21Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 19) 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 68  3.92 Find
22Fantôme Extra Sour 
Brasserie Fantôme
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
 42  3.92 Find
23Cascade Vlad the Imp Aler 
Cascade Brewing
Portland, Oregon
 370  3.92 Find
24American Solera Foeder Gold 
American Solera
Tulsa, Oklahoma
 97  3.92 Find
25Bokke Oude Ghost 
Hasselt, Belgium
 35  3.92 Find


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