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Best Sour Beer or Berliner Weisse in the Midwest

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by LordofTime25, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. LordofTime25

    LordofTime25 Savant (295) Iowa Oct 10, 2008

    Just wondering whats the best Sour Beer or Berliner Weisse you've had & found in the midwest? I am really starting to enjoy these styles & looking for new ones to try!
     
  2. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Aficionado (180) Iowa Feb 22, 2007

    new glarus sour wild ale might be my new fav
     
  3. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    Bell's Oarsman. Not a true Berliner, but close enough for me. Year round, and almost always in my fridge. Justin Blaeber is available now. I'd pick it up if I was you.
     
  4. LordofTime25

    LordofTime25 Savant (295) Iowa Oct 10, 2008

    Thanks I definitely want ot try the Justin Blaeber. Some how missed the Bell's! Thanks
     
  5. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (515) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Perennial Peach Berliner is great, also a fan of 4 Hands Prussia
     
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  6. velcrogrip

    velcrogrip Advocate (550) Florida Mar 2, 2013

    that peach one sounds like a winner!
     
  7. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Savant (325) Iowa Feb 22, 2013

    Schells Star of the North was fantastic
     
  8. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (505) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    This. They kicked this series off with a bang! Fuckin' Schell's keeps killin' it and most people don't notice.
     
  9. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    My favorite so far has been Pour Decisions Verity for a Berliner.
     
  10. New Glarus has both the Wild Sour and Berliner Weiss, and both are spectacular.
     
  11. Blaelieber!
     
  12. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Savant (360) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    I just started drinking these so I will say Deesko, I have 1 NG Sour Wild I need to try and a Brux
     
  13. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (460) Iowa Nov 14, 2011

    This
     
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  14. Thirdeded

    Absolutely tits.
     
  15. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Have a bottle of Star of the North at home that I haven't tried yet, so can't comment on that. But...NG Wild Sour Ale is amazing in my eyes.
     
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  16. While it's not widely available, so will get little love on a board like this verity from pour decisions is damn good, easily the top of my list. I think I like star of the north a bit better than ng bw. Oarsman was pretty good but not something I would consider the best. Sour wild is in my fridge and waiting for a night to kick back and savor it.
     
  17. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Savant (250) Minnesota Dec 7, 2012

    Excited for this! Just went up to the brewery today and picked up a couple bottles. They seemed to have a bit left. So far Star of the North has been head and shoulders above any other Berliner I've tried (including NG).
     
  18. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Alright.. opened my Star Of the North today and I changed my vote. That is hands down the best sour/Berliner from the Midwest that I've had. Better than New Glarus Berliner and Wild Sour both for me.
     
  19. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    Can you get it in Des Moines still? Have a friend in Ankeny right now.
     
  20. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Yes...Justin Blaeber is in the Des Moines area. $11.99 at the Pleasant Hill HyVee, which is 10-15 minutes from Ankeny.
     
  21. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    Hope my friend can grab me a couple, thanks!
     
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  22. Both New Glarus Wild Sour & Berliner Weiss. But both are rotationals/one-shots that will be hard to find in a month or two.
     
  23. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    NG Wild Sour, Schell Star of the North, and I still think Pentagram is excellent.
     
  24. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (505) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    Fourth'd'ed!
     
  25. ItGose

    ItGose Zealot (80) Minnesota Aug 3, 2013

    Fitger's Brewhouse Berliner on tap, right now......with optional syrup.
     
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  26. Surly Five
     
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  27. Growers too or just tap
     
  28. ItGose

    ItGose Zealot (80) Minnesota Aug 3, 2013

    Just on tap. Brewing a second batch of Gooseberry Gose, on Tuesday. Will let you all know when that will hit the tap.....although there is a chance of bottling this one as well.
     
  29. Living on the border is tough.... I really want to try Surly Pentagram and wanted to try 5 but for over $20 a bottle it is hard to pull the trigger on that when NG releases there special beers in 4 packs for under $10.
     
  30. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009


    Come to Solon once Big Grove https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Grove-Brewery/623843234297773 opens. I'll share my Pentagram. Be sure to bring some NG!
     
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  31. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    They ended up not finding it this week, damn.
     
  32. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Really? Weird, as I picked up 3 bottles of it for a trade just today at P Hill HyVee.
     
  33. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    They said they called two HyVees today and said they were out. Gave them the P Hill and Fleur locations.
     
  34. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Have they already left Des Moines? If not....I know there are bottles at Cyclone Liquors in Ames, which is on the way back to MN and just off I35. Same price. Was just there today as well and saw bottles on the shelf!
     
  35. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    They already left, told them to go earlier in the week but they decided to wait until the last day.
     
  36. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Savant (280) Nebraska May 25, 2005

    no votes for the love child series from blvd?
     
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  37. I'll second that!
     
  38. JJWIGHT

    JJWIGHT Savant (305) Minnesota Feb 14, 2012

    NG Wild Sour is my favorite sour I've had to date. I love the mellow sour more than the super sour and New Glarus does them well.
     
  39. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (635) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Good call!
     
  40. An excellent beer!! Almost impossible to find here anymore though..
     

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