Category Archives: Sour

The Bruery’s Tart of Darkness – straight from the Brewmaster – from $25.19

MoreBeer is discounting over 60 items for Star Wars Day.  Included in the mix are quite a few recipe kits, malt, Imperial Organic Yeast, Star San, PBW and more.  Use coupon code ROTJ to get the discount.  Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $59 order.

Star Wars Day Sale at MoreBeer – note that there are two pages of sale items

Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple discount codes you can get in on this sale and the deal of the day (while supplies last)

MoreBeer’s straight-from-the brewery Tart of Darkness homebrew recipe kits are included in the mix.  These are part of MoreBeer’s Brewmaster’s Series and are straight from the brewmasters.

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Finding Harder To Find Yeast Strains – Bootleg Biology, The Yeast Bay, East Coast Yeast and More

White Labs and Wyeast are pretty well ubiquitous.  Most shops carry both or at least one of these great lineups.  In addition to their many regular options, both companies periodically have special seasonal releases.  They produce outstanding yeast, bacterias and blends.

If you’re looking to try something new… This post aims to help you find some of the smaller yeast houses

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Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) available in Kindle Edition

Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) Kindle Edition

Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) Kindle Edition by Jean-Xavier Guinard is part of the Classic Beer Style Series of books.  This title may also be available in print.

This book was originally released in 1990 as part of the Classic Beer Styles Series.  That series devotes and entire book to many beer styles.  For whatever reason this specific title went out of print.  Just this title, the rest, or most at least most of the rest of series, remained in print.  This led to some very interesting pricing.  Some sellers had stocks of brand new books.  Supply and demand took hold and it wasn’t uncommon to see this title sell for $100 or $200 or even more for a new copy.  Used copies were, and generally are, available for less, but still very expensive, at least in my opinion.  Finally, in 2016, this title was released on the Kindle platform and now, generally sells for what I would call a reasonable price.  Get the current price below.

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) Kindle Edition


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Final Gravity Homebrew Homebrew Supply: 25% Off Brett and Bacteria Blends at Final Gravity Homebrew Supply! – Omega Labs and White Labs

As of this posting, while supplies last, Final Gravity HS is discounting Brett and Bacteria blends by 25%.  Both Omega Yeast Labs and White Labs are available. No coupon code is required.  Note: you need to add these to your cart to see the discount.  Check Final Gravity Homebrew Supply for current pricing selection and availability.

25% Off Brett and Bacteria Blends

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High Gravity Homebrew is Taking Orders for Bootleg Biology Strains

As of this posting, High Gravity Homebrew is taking pre-orders for Bootleg Biology Strains.  These strains are tough to find, I’m not aware of another homebrew shop that even carries them.  Choices include Funk Weapon #1, #2 and #3, Sour Weapon, Saison Parfait: New World Saison Blend, Brulosophy Blend, The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend, Sour Solera Blend and Sour Weapon L.  Check High Gravity for current availability.

Bootleg Biology!

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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

3 x 32 Ounces (96 ounces total) Tart Cherry Juice by Cheribundi.  200 Cherries per bottle.  Gluten free.  Note that this contains both Tart Cherry Juice (not from concentrate) and Apple Juice (from concentrate)

I have added tart cherry concentrate to a Flanders Red I brewed.  I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare.  Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe.  The beer was fantastic.

Note that this is tart cherry juice not tart cherry concentrate.  You should be able to use this as a fermentable in a beer or mead, although I’ve never tried it myself.

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Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

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Funwerks’ 5 Tips for Kettle Sours

Funkwerks’ 5 Tips for Kettle Sours
By Dave Carpenter

“Funkwerks, a saison-focused craft brewery in Fort Collins, Colo., has racked up more than its fair share of awards since opening in December 2010. Co-founders Brad Lincoln and Gordon Schuck took home gold and silver medals at the 2011 and 2012 Great American Beer Festivals (GABFs), respectively, for their flagship Saison, and the brewery won gold for Deceit (a Belgian-style golden strong ale) and was named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the 2012 GABF.

In 2014, Deceit won a World Beer Cup silver and Raspberry Provincial took home GABF gold. Raspberry Provincial is a kettle sour, which is a beer that relies on bacterial souring pre-boil to achieve its tart, refreshing character. Unlike, say, traditional lambic, which requires months or years of aging with a mix of microbes to achieve a complex, funky sourness, a kettle-soured beer needs only a day or two to gain a pleasant lactic acid tang. The method isn’t ideal for Flemish red, oud bruin, and lambic-style ales, but it’s perfect for gose, Berliner weisse, and other “clean sour” styles that primarily exhibit a lactic character.”  – Read the complete article on the Homebrewer’s Association’s website

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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

3 x 32 Ounces (96 ounces total) Tart Cherry Juice by Cheribundi.  200 Cherries per bottle.  Gluten free.  Note that this contains both Tart Cherry Juice (not from concentrate) and Apple Juice (from concentrate)

I have added tart cherry concentrate to a Flanders Red I brewed.  I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare.  Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe.  The beer was fantastic.

Note that this is tart cherry juice not tart cherry concentrate.  You should be able to use this as a fermentable in a beer or mead, although I’ve never tried it myself.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

Also ConsiderOregon Fruit Pitted Red Tart Cherries in Water, 14.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 8)Tart Is Smart Tart Cherry Concentrate, 32-Ounce Bottle

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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

3 x 32 Ounces (96 ounces total) Tart Cherry Juice by Cheribundi.  200 Cherries per bottle.  Gluten free.  Note that this contains both Tart Cherry Juice (not from concentrate) and Apple Juice (from concentrate)

I have added tart cherry concentrate to a Flanders Red I brewed.  I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare.  Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe.  The beer was fantastic.

Note that this is tart cherry juice not tart cherry concentrate.  You should be able to use this as a fermentable in a beer or mead, although I’ve never tried it myself.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

Also ConsiderOregon Fruit Pitted Red Tart Cherries in Water, 14.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 8)Tart Is Smart Tart Cherry Concentrate, 32-Ounce Bottle

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3 x 32 Oz Tart Cherry Juice

3 x 32 Ounces (96 ounces total) Tart Cherry Juice by Cheribundi.  200 Cherries per bottle.  Gluten free.  Note that this contains both Tart Cherry Juice (not from concentrate) and Apple Juice (from concentrate)

I have added tart cherry concentrate to a Flanders Red I brewed.  I used Jamil’s Recipe from Brewing Classic Styles along with Wyeast Roeselare.  Note the the addition of tart cherries is not in the the original recipe.  The beer was fantastic.

Note that this is tart cherry juice not tart cherry concentrate.  You should be able to use this as a fermentable in a beer or mead, although I’ve never tried it myself.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice, 32 Ounce (Pack of 3)

Also ConsiderOregon Fruit Pitted Red Tart Cherries in Water, 14.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 8)Tart Is Smart Tart Cherry Concentrate, 32-Ounce Bottle

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