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Best Sour Beer or Berliner Weisse in the Midwest

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

  1. jesseparker1

    jesseparker1 Aficionado (170) Minnesota Sep 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Had the love child this weekend and it was really nice!
  2. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    I have a bottle, never tried it. Excited to though.
  3. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Savant (425) Minnesota Feb 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    Verity, LC3, Enigma.
  4. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    You're gonna like it, and hunt down some more.
    It's very good.
  5. Pour decisions had mn Weiss for a minute and at least one special release sour. Schell's is releasing their Berliner aged on raspberries. Anything else interesting coming out soon?
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  6. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (445) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013 Beer Trader

    It's so good. I need to track down a few more bottles before it completely disappears

  7. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    New Glarus
    Pour Decisions
  8. Matthew13e

    Matthew13e Aficionado (110) Georgia Mar 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    No mention of Rodenbach or Russian River Consecration either? Surprising!
  9. Tim_F_75

    Tim_F_75 Aficionado (175) Illinois Jun 6, 2013 Beer Trader

  10. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (395) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    All tied:
    NG wild sour
    Pour Decisions and Star otN are both very good, but havent blown me away.
  11. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (560) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    Oh lord. When and where can one find the the Schell's raspberry Berliner?
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  12. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (560) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    Nope. No mention of either.
  13. archi348

    archi348 Savant (270) Minnesota Nov 7, 2012

    Yes, please tell!

    Actually my bank account and my taste buds are conflicted on this desire...I want this delicious raspberry Berliner ASAP. However, with Darkness Day in a week, last week's trip to Russian River, a pile of TG bottles, the GI Sisters, and pending BCBS & variant release my wallet could use a break.

    ...that and all my temp controlled storage is stuffed. Thankfully Darkness Day should put a good dent in that problem. Lots to Share!
  14. The Thirsty Pagan in Superior, WI has awesome options too. Really great program going on there, some of the best sours I've had.
  15. Within a few weeks I would think. They were bottling it last week I think
  16. Sorry checked their Facebook page and in the comments they said it will bottle age for three weeks so mid November
  17. any good ones come out lately or set to come out this spring? I have heard that Harriet has some great stuff going on, but I haven't made it up there to try it. It seems that more and more brewers are alluding to future souring programs but nothing seems to be materializing as of yet. The future incarnation of pour decisions referenced that they will have a new Berliner Weiss distributed to a number of select bars, but I don't know how it will compare to the acerbity they brewed pre-merger, it will interesting to see how the merger impact what I think was the state's best souring program.
  18. TooGood

    TooGood Champion (895) Minnesota Jan 28, 2014

    My local shop has several of these all bottled 6/15/13, does age matter with this style?
  19. I found numerous bottles of the FdN in st peter, I drank one and felt it mellowed a little bit, although I thought the FdN wasn't nearly as good the regular SoN, I would be happy to check the quality of the bottles you found if you share their location with me.
  20. Just heard lucid does a gose called gosler, has anyone had it?
  21. hamham

    hamham Aficionado (205) Minnesota Oct 26, 2011

    central waters does a great coffee sour.
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  22. By those standards great river has the best souring program in the region if not country.
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  23. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (395) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    I bought one bottle. it was ok. not very sour. not bad, especially at $7, but nothing special IMO
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  24. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Savant (425) Minnesota Feb 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    Let me stop you right there...
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  25. doner24

    doner24 Savant (280) Minnesota Apr 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    My go to sour off of the shelf here in MN is Lady of the Woods from Cisco...that is when I'm not digging into my horde of Russian River and Crooked Stave stock.
  26. that is my general policy, but there seems to be a small but vocal group of ba's claiming that after their initial mediocrity they seem to be kind of getting their sh!t together.
  27. TooGood

    TooGood Champion (895) Minnesota Jan 28, 2014

    Napa Valley Liquor in Otsego has several bottles of Star of North