a few months back was introduced by a few friends to sour beer. i honestly had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised when i found it kinda reminded me of alcoholic kombucha.
had a few much needed beers at monk’s kettle last night after a very long workday and was in the mood for something a little different and lighter since we’re finally having some summer weather. i started with monk’s cafe: flemish sour ale. our server describes it as “sour beer with training wheels” and it has a fairly mild cherry-vinegar flavor.
wanted to move onto something with a little more pucker and went with the petrus, another belgian beer. it was more lemony-citrusy than cherry-vinegar and felt like drinking lemonade beer. this is the kind of beer you want to be drinking on an outdoor terrace on a warm european summer evening (or those nights its actually warm in san francisco.)