Search Terms: Mixed Fermentation, Traditional Sour, Wild Ale
Parent Tags: SOUR DOMINANT - SOUR BEER - WILD ALE - ALE
Mixed fermentation is any fermentation that consists of a combination of Saccharomyces (conventional yeast), Brettanomyces (wild yeast), Lactobacillus (lactic acid bacteria), and Pediococcus (lactic acid bacteria), or other microbes that are unconventional in brewing. Broadly speaking, there are two styles of mixed fermentations: 1. without lactic acid bacteria (resulting in beers often called Wild Ales). 2. with lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus and/or Pediococcus) for more Traditional Sour Beers.