good sour beer? chicago.

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by HoodieNinja, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. HoodieNinja

    HoodieNinja Zealot (85) Apr 12, 2012

    Whats a good sour beer I can find around the chicoland area?
  2. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Advocate (595) Illinois May 19, 2008 Verified

    Cuvée des Jacobins
    Petrus Aged Pale
    La Folie

    I guess it depends what sour profile you are looking for, but these are the best readily available acidic sours in the Chicago area.
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  3. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (1,110) Ontario (Canada) Dec 25, 2006 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Tilquin Gueuze is a good one that is generally available.
  4. HoodieNinja

    HoodieNinja Zealot (85) Apr 12, 2012

    My buddy wants a good sour beer to trade hes located in cali. I told him I would get something if he gives me Pliny.
  5. BlastBeats

    BlastBeats Savant (435) Illinois Mar 24, 2011

    I'd suggest the 3 sisters.. Juliet, Lolita, and Madame Rose
  6. I've been finding Drie Fonteinin around the city lately. Not the funkiest of beers, but definitely fits the bill and far as I understand it's rare enough here/there/anywhere that he'd probably appreciate it.
  7. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    Duchess de Borgogne and Rodenbach Grand Cru is available pretty much everywhere I go in Chicago (definitely always in stock at Binnys). Same with Cuvee de Jacobins (mentioned above)

    If you can find Madame Rose, Lolita or Juliet I'd nab one.
  8. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poobah (1,055) Illinois Apr 21, 2009

    Pipeworks Flower Child. And definitely the Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge.
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  9. Ninja star, off guard, now you're injured!

    Seriously though, if hes in Cali, he already has access to some phenomenal sours
  10. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,170) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    Should be able to get Girardin Black Label
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  11. weonfire

    weonfire Savant (395) Illinois Sep 4, 2012 Verified

    Completely off topic but your avatar is Juzam Djinn isn't is?
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  12. send him juliet. buy drie fonteinen and tilquin and keep them for yourself. not that juliet isn't awesome (as it's probably GI's best production sour), but it's certainly easier to come by juliet as of late.
  13. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    Timmerman's Oude Geuze. It's Shelf Beat. Right Scott?

    (in all seriousness, buy the stuff. $15-20 for 750 ML of in your face sour goodness. Get it at the beer temple too)
  14. DanH11

    DanH11 Aficionado (205) Illinois Feb 26, 2012 Verified

    Most of the beers mentioned are available in California. Get a pipeworks berliner or go to WLV and get a sour bitch. These won't be available to your friend in Cali
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  15. bingenbrew

    bingenbrew Zealot (95) Illinois Oct 13, 2012

    Boon Kriek and Gueze Mariage Parfait
  16. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    If he's a good friend, I suggest a batch 1 Bleu Lady as a joke.
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  17. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    Had a Sour Bitch this past's pretty good, not sure if it's worth the price tag
  18. This. I found Madame Rose while I was in Boston and really liked it. We don't get GI sours out here so I bought one to take home. Pipeworks would be good too, a trading partner sent me a Blue Lady and it was tasty.
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  19. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    Not sure if they get jolly pumpkin out there or not... (but if...then)
  20. We do. I think we get most of the beers they brew. They don't hold a candle to Cascade or RR though, so I'm not a huge fan.
  21. readbaron

    readbaron Savant (375) Illinois May 12, 2010

    Leelanau good harbor (get it at binnaaaay's grand).
  22. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    tough without arms!

    i love la roja and oro de calabaza
  23. sjbphoto

    sjbphoto Initiate (10) Nov 1, 2014

    Come down to Tinley Park, IL and visit Hailstorm Brewing Co. and pick up some of their Fruitcake and Shame! It's a wonderfully tart dark sour with hints of cocoa, cinnamon and cardamom! Very good. It's like if fruitcake were good, and in beer form!
  24. cetherid

    cetherid Savant (455) Indiana Aug 23, 2010 Verified

    Strong 2 year bump to this thread. OP hasn't even signed in since March 2013.
  25. core42

    core42 Advocate (640) Michigan May 5, 2010 Verified

    Destihl Here Gose Nothin'
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  26. KeithE

    KeithE Savant (405) Illinois Sep 10, 2013

    I would think there should be more sours around now and it would be interesting to see what people are drinking. I like Ten Ninety Rancorous.
  27. JCV2015

    JCV2015 Aficionado (130) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2015 Verified

    Any of the Sour Series are great. Also check out the St. Dekkera (and variations).
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  28. Cpeck44

    Cpeck44 Aficionado (140) Illinois May 16, 2010 Verified

    Destihl gose gets my vote
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  29. cducap

    cducap Savant (370) Indiana Mar 27, 2011 Verified

    Just outside of Chicago, 18th Street is doing some really nice sours with their "Sour Note" project.
  30. JackieAnton

    JackieAnton Savant (335) Illinois Sep 22, 2012 Verified

    I was trying to figure out where the Hell everyone was finding 2+ year old PW Berliner weisses and this cleared everything up.