If you fancy yourself a little bit of a beer connoisseur and appreciate all of the complexities of craft beer, it probably isn’t news to you that sour beers (and seltzers, but that’s another story) are certainly enjoying their day in the sun – and for good reason, they’re delicious! But don’t be fooled into thinking they are some kind of new fad, sour beer is actually the oldest type of beer in history – true story! Before things like pasteurisation and sterilisation were a thing, all of the beer was a little tart-tasting as it was made with wild bacteria and yeasts. As brewing technology advanced, beer began to be brewed in sterile environments using specific yeast strains to ensure consistency of flavour but some say that took away some of the fun. Sour beer is a bit of a roulette, some you’ll love, some you’ll adore – there are no losers when it comes to sour beer.
The specific details on Fonzie Abbott’s new brew is being kept under wraps for the minute but we can reveal it will be called Sour Dreams and will contain flavours of guava and mango so that’s your summer sipping sorted. Keen for a taste? Sour Dreams will be available locally at Backbone Bar in Tugun.