Sour fans have two choices on one big night at Global Brew

Last year I really tried to get a handle on Sours.  I know that there are some really great things happening in St. Louis in regards to sours, but admittedly, I’ve had a hard time with them.  But 2018 is my year.

Why is this important?  For me, it’s because, while I know one person cannot love everything they drink, it is possible and much more fun to be able to appreciate everything they drink.  So, rediscovering a huge new style of beers makes drinking them and writing about them much more enjoyable.

Now, our friends at Global Brewing Brew House in Edwardsville and O’Fallon are hosting a Sour Night that I plan on using as my springboard to better understanding this classification of a brew.

The beer lineups are:
The Bruery Sour in the Rye
The Bruery Tart of Darkness
Odell Zard Alou
Boulevard Love Child #8
Upland Crimson
Vander Ghinste Oud Bruin Flanders
Surly Barrel Aged Pentagram
The Bruery Rueuze
Lost Abbey Ghost in the Forest
Boulevard Love Child #8
Petrus Sour Quad

Vander Ghinste Cuvee de Jacobins Prestige

As for some standouts, I asked Patrick Hughes, Craft Brand Manager at Global Brew for some suggestions so I could have a plan walking in.

“The Bruery makes some fantastic sours. We’ve been sitting on these for the last couple of years. The Rueuze is one of my all-time favorite sours. It’s a blend of three years of oak aged sour blonde ales,” said Hughes. ‘The two Vander Ghinste are classic Belgium sours. This will be the first time we’ve poured either. I really excited about the Cuvee de Jacobins, which is aged in foeders and a unique beer to find on draft.”

This will also be the first time Global Brew will pour draft of Love Child, which is a staff favorite.

They will be offering flights where you can pick 5 x 5oz samples of the offerings you’d like to try.