Pucker up kids, it's Max Sour week.
For the whole of this week we're celebrating sour beers with some of our friends. The below friends, in fact. There are a myriad of events in and around Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Newcastle devoted to complexity, patience, blending skill and momentous facial expressions. The list is below..
Ushers - Alvinne Tap Takover - with a pretty insane beer list including Morpheus Vintage Blend, and Hair of the Dog collab, 'Fred meets Freddy'. You're unlikely to find a more diverse range of draught Alvinne beers anytime soon. Friday 10th of November.
6DN - 13 sour taps all week, and on Thursday a Cantillon bottles extravaganza, all beers being served by the 3rd including the insanely delicious Lou Pepe Kriek. No off sales!
Cornelius - 10th and 11th there will be a 'Cheese, Meat, Beer & Sweets' pairings in the shop, pop down and check out what they're up to. The addition of 'sweets' should prove interesting.
Vino Wines - A range of sours in all 5 stores across Edinburgh, and a free sour tasting at Vino Grange on Grange Loan on Friday 10th from5.30 -8pm. Ian is hosting and is bringing in a couple of beers from his own collection for added fun.
Salt Horse - Little Earth Beer have 8 kegs sitting in the cellar at Salt Horse, including Stupid Sexy Suffolk. They also have a keg of BA Farmhouse Blend Pale from 'After the Harvest'. Meat:Stack are providing a Kimchi Burger to compliment.
Block & Bottle - A week long sour showcase on tap featuring Swedish flavour masters, including Dugges / Stillwater collab; Mango Mango Mango.
Free Trade Inn - A new sour beer going on tap daily, culminating with at least 5 taps on Saturday the 11th, starting with Mikkeller Spontanblueberry and Little Earth Wild Mint Mojito, today.
Box Social - Bottle share tasting led by our very own 'Tolstoy of Beer', Oliver Catt on Tuesday the 7th.
Crossing the Rubicon - Sour Tap Showcase, including some pretty ace To ØL beers from their 'Sur' series which should pair beautifully with their excellent Indian tapas.
Grunting Growler - A Dugges Foam Party? Oh yes. Thursday 9th of November from 5pm. Includes the frankly beautiful Tropic Thunder.
Koelschip Yard - Loads of Wild Beer Co on Wednesday 8th. Andrew Cooper, owner and founder of Wild Beer Co, will be hosting a free tasting of Wild Beer Co bottles from 7pm (space for around 15 people, first come first etc etc). The draught list includes casks of Jambo & Wildebeest, and 2 yr old Evolver.
Westhill - On Friday 10th these guys are holding a Sour Beer Giveaway, head on down and taste some incredibleness.
Enjoy the sours, explore new things and re-experience things to see how they've changed. Our next beer style week will be in January, 'Make Mild Great Again'...Possibly.