Sour Beers have been a little slower in the BC beer drinking community to catch on but they are starting to get that snowball rolling. Driftwood Brewery is one source where the sour craze is being fueled. One of the first widely available sour beers to hit the BC liquor stores was the Mad Bruin, a sour brown ale. This beer pours different from a traditional ale. The 3 fingers of head disperses extremely quickly resembling more the carbonation of a soda than beer. The smell is sour with notes of cherry, nectarine and a few citrus hues. A fruity sourness dominates the aroma without letting much of anything else be known. Tasting the beer it is crisp, sharp and very sour. Cherry flavours come through strong with the sour body then mellows for a relatively neutral finish. It may take some time to come around if you are new to the sour craze so start with a bottle to share and go from there. Give it some time and a few different types of sours before you make up your mind; you may just surprise yourself!
Alcohol – 7.0%
Size – 650ml
Price – $10.50 (Private liquor store)