The Battle of the Beers: Sour Edition

The Dunedin Craft Beer Festival is just around the corner, with a host of fantastic beers on offer. This week, we're shining the spotlight on sours.

With just four weeks to go until Liquorland's next beer festival, the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival, we're taking a look at some of the sours that will be on offer at the celebration of craft beers at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, on October 30th and 31st 2020.

There’s a booming trend in the beer world to create styles that are best defined as acidic, tart or sour. It’s a broad church of flavours – from traditional wild ales where the beer is “inoculated” by yeasts found in the air or in fruit.

Duncan’s Raspberry Ripple Sour Beer - A rare sour beer to come out of Duncan’s, and an odd one at that. This is a dessert style sour, brewed with vanilla and lactose sugar to give a slight sweetness to the delicious tartness of raspberries.

Garage Project Electric Dry Hop Acid Test - Never mind the kool-aid, this is the Electric Dry Hop Acid Test. Kettle soured, and dry hopped with Ella, Wai-iti and Saphir hops the Acid Test delivers electric citrus sourness with an aromatic flavour burst of floral, grapefruit, lemon and spice.

New New New Synaptic Voyage – Synaptic Voyage is A blend of Thai lime and lemongrass push throughout this refreshingly sharp sour with a dry aromatic finish.

Parrotdog Sheree Feijoa Sour - This pale, perfumed, and refreshingly sour beer puts the versatile little things to yet another use and highlights their distinct ‘pineapple guava’ character.

The are hundreds of exciting events on offer, including beer tasting, a home brew competition, live music and plenty more. Beer lovers from all over New Zealand are welcome - see you there!

To find out more about the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival, visit Liquorland's Facebook page