Best Sour Beer or Berliner Weisse in the Midwest

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

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  1. LordofTime25

    LordofTime25 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2008 Iowa

    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 Initiate (145) Feb 22, 2007 Iowa
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    new glarus sour wild ale might be my new fav
     
  3. mattafett

    mattafett Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    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 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2008 Iowa

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

    evilcatfish Defender (618) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Perennial Peach Berliner is great, also a fan of 4 Hands Prussia
     
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  6. velcrogrip

    velcrogrip Devotee (437) Mar 2, 2013 Florida
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    that peach one sounds like a winner!
     
  7. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Aspirant (288) Feb 22, 2013 Iowa
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    Schells Star of the North was fantastic
     
  8. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

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

    XmnwildX12 Meyvn (1,430) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    My favorite so far has been Pour Decisions Verity for a Berliner.
     
  10. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    New Glarus has both the Wild Sour and Berliner Weiss, and both are spectacular.
     
  11. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Blaelieber!
     
  12. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Aspirant (273) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    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 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    This
     
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  14. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Zealot (582) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    Thirdeded

    Absolutely tits.
     
  15. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    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. ben4bier

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

    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 Initiate (107) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    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 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    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 Meyvn (1,430) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    Can you get it in Des Moines still? Have a friend in Ankeny right now.
     
  20. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    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 Meyvn (1,430) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    Hope my friend can grab me a couple, thanks!
     
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  22. sisterthelonious

    sisterthelonious Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    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) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

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

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Fourth'd'ed!
     
  25. ItGose

    ItGose Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Minnesota

    Fitger's Brewhouse Berliner on tap, right now......with optional syrup.
     
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  26. ryanfolty

    ryanfolty Aspirant (215) Jul 17, 2011 Minnesota
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    Surly Five
     
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  27. ben4bier

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

    Growers too or just tap
     
  28. ItGose

    ItGose Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Minnesota

    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. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    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 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa


    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 Meyvn (1,430) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    They ended up not finding it this week, damn.
     
  32. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Really? Weird, as I picked up 3 bottles of it for a trade just today at P Hill HyVee.
     
  33. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Meyvn (1,430) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    They said they called two HyVees today and said they were out. Gave them the P Hill and Fleur locations.
     
  34. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    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 Meyvn (1,430) Nov 12, 2010 Minnesota
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    They already left, told them to go earlier in the week but they decided to wait until the last day.
     
  36. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (83) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    no votes for the love child series from blvd?
     
  37. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    I'll second that!
     
  38. JJWIGHT

    JJWIGHT Aspirant (269) Feb 14, 2012 Minnesota
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    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 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Good call!
     
  40. denali55421

    denali55421 Aspirant (252) Dec 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    An excellent beer!! Almost impossible to find here anymore though..
     
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