SOUR! An Exploration of Sour and Wild Beers

In this 2 -2 1/2 hour class we will cover
* A little history
* Sour beer-producing countries – Belgium, Germany, USA
* How sour beers are made
* The microflora that cause beer to become sour, and their associated flavours
* Is Wild the same as Sour?
* Sour beer styles. (Gueuze VS Gose!)
* A little about wood-aging
* Sensory evaluation of sour beer
* Pairing sour beer with food

And- we’ll taste a bunch of different types!

(NOTE: This is not a class on how to brew sour beer.)

We will be tasting 8 – 9 sour beers – Gueuze, Belgian sour fruit lambic, Berliner Weisse, Gose, American Sour, East & West Flanders, and a Brettanomyces-fermented beer.

$55/student/ $50 Fermenta: Michigan Women’s Craft Collective members. Includes all beer samples and handouts.

Pre registration and prepayment required. Contact Annette to reserve your place and for payment info. See Upcoming Classes for schedule. Attendance is restricted to 21 and older.