Any Solid Sours Easily Available in Seattle?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by ChugginOil, Mar 15, 2013.

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  1. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Illinois

    Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for good sours in the Seattle area. Thanks!

    Clark
     
  2. t4h2c0

    t4h2c0 Initiate (64) Jun 5, 2007 Washington

    cascade brewing is prob the best you will get in the bottle around seattle. Go to a good bottle shop and they will point you out to more sours
     
  3. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Yup. Since Russian River left the state, Cascade is a pretty good (but pricey) alternative. I was in Chuck's a week or so ago and they had cases upon cases of Blueberry and Vlad The Impaler, possibly a couple others.
     
  4. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,554) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    And you should be able to find Logsdon's around. Seizoen Bretta is fantastic.
     
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  5. adkieffer

    adkieffer Disciple (326) Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    The Bruery's Sour in the Rye is stll around.
     
  6. deathcharms

    deathcharms Initiate (68) Jul 11, 2009 California

    Red Peak's Morning Dew is drinking FANTASTIC right now.
     
  7. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Again with the Red Peak. Where can I find out about them?
     
  8. aedeos

    aedeos Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    Avoid Vlad this year. It's a hot mess in a bottle right now. So vegetal.

    But Tilquin just sits on shelves. Get that all day erry day.
     
  9. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I don't consider Seizoen Bretta a true sour, but it is a fantastic beer and at around $10 a great value to boot.
     
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  10. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (283) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    Agreed. I haven't had it from a bottle, but if it's anything like the glass I had at the Barrel House on Wednesday it needs time (and luck) to mellow it out.

    Also agreed. I've been attempting to stockpile all the batch 1 (1/2 year blend) and batch 2 (1/2/3 year blend) that I can find. It's arguably as good as Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen, and yet it just sits there.
     
  11. deathcharms

    deathcharms Initiate (68) Jul 11, 2009 California

    Well "sour" in itself is a stupid terminology.
     
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  12. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (511) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I'm just now getting into sours and wilds. I recently had my first bottle of Tilquin last week. Wow!

    I'm not sure if the OP was only looking for local sours or not, but there are a ton of sours on the shelves around Seattle if you're not just looking for local --- Petrus, Duchesse, Rodenbach, Verhaeghe, Monk's Cafe, Lindemans, etc.
     
  13. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I don't know. Some beers actually taste sour (or tart), so I assume that's what the OP is looking for. I just don't think Seizoen Bretta is a particularly sour beer.
     
  14. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Aspirant (261) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    I'm glad to hear that. I picked up 3 bottles when I was in Quishnam last month but havent opened any yet. Henry said they will aged nicely.
     
  15. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Only 3? At $8/750ml, you should have gotten at least a case. Come on, man, this is some of the best out there.

    EDIT: But thanks for leaving some for the rest of us...
     
  16. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    It's insane. I grab bottles every time I'm down in PDX. I have no idea why it's so expensive in the Seattle area. Always $18 or so in PDX, but $23-25 in Seattle.

    That's because Cantillon is one of the breweries that Pierre gets the wort from that he uses in his blends.
     
  17. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (511) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    $3 for an imaginary beer seems pretty expensive to me.
     
  18. deathcharms

    deathcharms Initiate (68) Jul 11, 2009 California

  19. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    "We miss you and we want to come home." - draheim's $30 :(
     
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  20. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    [Insert obligatory Cascade beers are nothing but a lactic acid mess rant]

    And for those of you who think you saw me at Bottleworks recently buying up bottles of the anniversary release, that was not me.
     
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  21. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (246) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    What's with the top of that "bottle?" It looks like Marty McFly's brother in the picture from Back to the Future. "Erased... from existence."
     
  22. aedeos

    aedeos Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    I know we've had this conversation already, but there were many that improved big with age. Most notably: Strawberry and Figaro.
     
  23. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Yeah, I remember you mentioning that Strawberry was one of the biggest surprises of the recent tasting. I've got bottles sitting in the cellar that I'm planning on opening come strawberry season. Hopefully it won't disappoint, but you know, I kind of expect it to. ;)
     
  24. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (968) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Puyallup River's Strawberry and Peche Farmhouse Saisons are nice, fruity and sour, but draft only and not available at the moment.

    I never think about buying it due to the price. The price really shouldn't be intimidating to me, since I pay that much for Cascade as well as Cantillon whenever I'm in Canada.
     
  25. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    I keep thinking the same exact thing. But it annoys me to no end that Tilquin is so much more expensive here in WA than it is down in OR. You'd never believe this if you saw my cellar, but I'm extremely frugal, and I shed unicorn-like tears every time I buy a bottle of something and find out later that it's cheaper somewhere else.
     
  26. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Aspirant (263) Jul 17, 2005 Washington
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    I just picked up a bottle of Bog by Epic Ales (WA, of course - because it wasn't rare). I thought this was a wild ale, but harrymel's recent review is stating otherwise. Re-reading my new bottle's label, I suspect harry's right. Anyone know if the first batch of this from last year had anything "wild" about it? Perhaps the mushrooms used were psilocybin? :D
     
  27. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    1882 black label, Tilquin, Cascade Apricot and blueberry, La Folie 2013 (just came out), Oude Tart was good too, but I am not sure if it's still around.
     
  28. beerandcycling88

    beerandcycling88 Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington

    The last couple of times I've been in Seattle, I have ran into some sours by Epic Ales on tap at the Collins Pub.
     
  29. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Washington

    You must've gotten that in trade from leedorham?
     
  30. Mages64

    Mages64 Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2009 Washington
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    Snipes releases a few sours every now and then in keg only.
    Bog is a fairly delicious imperialish stout. Of all of Cody's beers, this is the most normal tasting lol. B2 anyway.
    Epic's Beet Down Sour bottles are going to be released soon too.

    Um... But yeah... Red poppy, sour in the rye, Rueze, la folie, and tons of Belgians. Good luck.

    Cantillon is plentiful in Vancouver!
     
  31. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (968) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Cody's Party Time! beers are pretty standard Berlinner Weisses, and might tasty.
     
  32. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Aspirant (261) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Yeah, I was just up there this weekend and picked up a case at a little liquor store across from my brothers apt. It's funny cause Canadians get pissed when you say the Cantillon flows like water up there.
     
  33. slinkie

    slinkie Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    Need to plan Vancouver trip.
     
  34. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Pissing off Canadians = always a good time
     
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  35. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (968) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Over the weekend, I got a 375 of Cantillon Kriek and the only 750 of Cantillon Gueuze that was available. Shop I went to also had some 375s of Rose de Gambrinus, but I've already got a 750 a home so I was nice and left it for others. It's up there, but not so plentiful that you can just walk in and buy yourself a case whenever you feel like it.

    Also, Driftwood has two good sours available right: Mad Bruin and Belle Royale. They're worth your money.
     
  36. BDavidson14

    BDavidson14 Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2008 Washington

    Guess I'm headed to Vancouver soon for some Cantillon. Definitely think Casacade is the best you can get around Seattle though.
     
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