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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by HoodieNinja, Feb 24, 2013.
Whats a good sour beer I can find around the chicoland area?
Cuvée des Jacobins
Petrus Aged Pale
I guess it depends what sour profile you are looking for, but these are the best readily available acidic sours in the Chicago area.
Tilquin Gueuze is a good one that is generally available.
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.
I'd suggest the 3 sisters.. Juliet, Lolita, and Madame Rose
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.
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.
Pipeworks Flower Child. And definitely the Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge.
Ninja star, off guard, now you're injured!
Seriously though, if hes in Cali, he already has access to some phenomenal sours
Should be able to get Girardin Black Label
Completely off topic but your avatar is Juzam Djinn isn't is?
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.
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)
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
Boon Kriek and Gueze Mariage Parfait
If he's a good friend, I suggest a batch 1 Bleu Lady as a joke.
Had a Sour Bitch this past weekend...it's pretty good, not sure if it's worth the price tag
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.
Not sure if they get jolly pumpkin out there or not... (but if...then)
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.
Leelanau good harbor (get it at binnaaaay's grand).
tough without arms!
i love la roja and oro de calabaza
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!
Strong 2 year bump to this thread. OP hasn't even signed in since March 2013.
Destihl Here Gose Nothin'
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.
Any of the Sour Series are great. Also check out the St. Dekkera (and variations).
Destihl gose gets my vote
Just outside of Chicago, 18th Street is doing some really nice sours with their "Sour Note" project.
I was trying to figure out where the Hell everyone was finding 2+ year old PW Berliner weisses and this cleared everything up.