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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by ChugginOil, Mar 15, 2013.
Just wondering if anyone has suggestions for good sours in the Seattle area. Thanks!
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
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.
And you should be able to find Logsdon's around. Seizoen Bretta is fantastic.
The Bruery's Sour in the Rye is stll around.
Red Peak's Morning Dew is drinking FANTASTIC right now.
Again with the Red Peak. Where can I find out about them?
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.
I don't consider Seizoen Bretta a true sour, but it is a fantastic beer and at around $10 a great value to boot.
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.
Well "sour" in itself is a stupid terminology.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
$3 for an imaginary beer seems pretty expensive to me.
"We miss you and we want to come home." - draheim's $30
[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.
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."
I know we've had this conversation already, but there were many that improved big with age. Most notably: Strawberry and Figaro.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
You must've gotten that in trade from leedorham?
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!
Cody's Party Time! beers are pretty standard Berlinner Weisses, and might tasty.
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.
Need to plan Vancouver trip.
Pissing off Canadians = always a good time
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.
Guess I'm headed to Vancouver soon for some Cantillon. Definitely think Casacade is the best you can get around Seattle though.