good sour beer? chicago.

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

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  1. HoodieNinja

    HoodieNinja Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012

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

    homebrew311 Poo-Bah (2,242) May 19, 2008 Illinois
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    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 (6,451) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    Tilquin Gueuze is a good one that is generally available.
  4. HoodieNinja

    HoodieNinja Initiate (0) 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 Aspirant (218) Mar 24, 2011 Illinois
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    I'd suggest the 3 sisters.. Juliet, Lolita, and Madame Rose
  6. thousandfoldthought

    thousandfoldthought Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Illinois

    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 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    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 Poo-Bah (6,694) Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    Pipeworks Flower Child. And definitely the Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge.
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  9. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    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 Poo-Bah (3,413) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Should be able to get Girardin Black Label
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  11. weonfire

    weonfire Zealot (537) Sep 4, 2012 Illinois
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    Completely off topic but your avatar is Juzam Djinn isn't is?
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  12. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    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 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    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 Initiate (41) Feb 26, 2012 Illinois
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    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 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2012 Illinois

    Boon Kriek and Gueze Mariage Parfait
  16. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    If he's a good friend, I suggest a batch 1 Bleu Lady as a joke.
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  17. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    Had a Sour Bitch this past's pretty good, not sure if it's worth the price tag
  18. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2009 California

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Not sure if they get jolly pumpkin out there or not... (but if...then)
  20. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2009 California

    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 Initiate (0) May 12, 2010 Illinois
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    Leelanau good harbor (get it at binnaaaay's grand).
  22. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    tough without arms!

    i love la roja and oro de calabaza
  23. sjbphoto

    sjbphoto Initiate (0) 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 Devotee (412) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    Strong 2 year bump to this thread. OP hasn't even signed in since March 2013.
  25. core42

    core42 Devotee (478) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Destihl Here Gose Nothin'
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  26. KeithE

    KeithE Disciple (355) Sep 10, 2013 Illinois

    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 Initiate (47) Jan 18, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Any of the Sour Series are great. Also check out the St. Dekkera (and variations).
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  28. Cpeck44

    Cpeck44 Initiate (171) May 16, 2010 Illinois
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    Destihl gose gets my vote
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  29. cducap

    cducap Aspirant (299) Mar 27, 2011 Indiana
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    Just outside of Chicago, 18th Street is doing some really nice sours with their "Sour Note" project.
  30. JackieAnton

    JackieAnton Aspirant (252) Sep 22, 2012 Illinois
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    I was trying to figure out where the Hell everyone was finding 2+ year old PW Berliner weisses and this cleared everything up.
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