by AJ Dronkers, Associate Publisher & Digital Editor, EdibleDC Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing
I sat down today with Nick Smith, Area Manager at New Beligum Brewing to talk about sour beer and this Saturday’s Lost in the Woods event.
AJ: What the heck is sour beer?
Nick: Sour beer can be any beer that has been fermented by souring bacteria. The bacteria breaks down sugars and other compounds in beer into organic acids that produce funky and sour flavors. The two main types are Lactobacillus and Pedicoccus. For brewers, sometimes this a bacteria infection is intended and sometimes it is not! As in all things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some of the most interesting and complex beers in the world are created through years of sour aging.
AJ: How do you guys make your beer?
Nick: We create our sour beers by aging fully fermented … Read More