Copper Brewing – Black Currant Sour


Copper Brewing – Black Currant Sour Review

This summer, the Beer Seekers were fortunate to be able to stop in and receive a tour at Copper Brewing when we visited Kelowna. Their sharp-tasting room features a generous array of beers. Their nut brown was fantastic. Another good beer of theirs is this Black Currant Sour.

This sour pours a cranberry magenta red with minimal head. If you’re not paying attention, you’ll miss the slight foam as it quickly dissipates, leaving behind a seemingly-still liquid, which is fairly common for sours.

This brew is significantly more tart than most kettle fruit sours, to the point of actually sour. That aside, it’s juicy and has a sharp but enjoyably fruity berry flavour.

This brew is using (what seems like) a small amount of oats. Copper Brewing also indicates that brewer Richard Fukumoto ‘doubled down’ on the amount of lactose. This beverage is a bit different on the palate than one would expect; there’s a bit of slickness it otherwise wouldn’t have.

Bottom line is that we both would have liked to have more of this. Looking forward to getting more Copper Brewing beers when the opportunity becomes available.


  • (4.2)
  • (3.5)
  • (4)
  • (4.35)
  • (4.3)
    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Red
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Goes Down Slower
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Fruit Flavouring: Berries etc, Lactic (acidic like sour milk or yogurt)
  • Palate: Juicy, Tart, Sour/Acidic, A bit more slick and smooth


Bottom line is that we both would have liked to have more of this.


  • Fruity and juicy
  • Attractive colour


  • Might be a bit too sour for some
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