Try Sour Beer For Sour Beer Day 

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Get Great Beers, Ciders, And Wines At The Hoppy Brewer 

If you live in the Gresham area and you’re looking for a wide selection of great drinks, be sure to visit The Hoppy Brewer! We’re well known in Gresham for our passion for good beers. Good beer isn’t all we provide, though. You can find delicious beersciders, and wines when you visit The Hoppy Brewer. Stop by and see for yourself! 

Happy Sour Beer Day From The Hoppy Brewer Team 

Did you know that September 20th is Sour Beer Day? It’s true! Today is the day to celebrate sour beers – a beer type that has risen steadily in popularity over the past few years. 

What Is A Sour Beer? 

The truth is that sour beer is an old style of beer. In fact, most beers were sour before we began to understand the process of pasteurization and sterilization. Sour beers today are made with certain wild bacteria and yeasts. How sour a sour beer is can range greatly, too. 

Why Is It Sour? 

Most of today’s sour beers are made with two types of bacteria and one type of wild yeast. 

Lactobacillus turns sugars into lactic acid and is the same bacteria that makes yogurt taste a bit sour too. Pediococcus, most often used in Belgian beers, is a bacteria that can metabolize without oxygen. The longer it’s in the beer, the more acidic the beer will become. Finally, the yeast most often used in sour beers today is called Brettanomyces. 

If you’ve never had a sour beer before, Sour Beer Day could be your reason to try something new! 

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The Hoppy Brewer is your one-stop shop for homebrew supplies, equipment, and ingredients. Find hops, barley, yeast, kegs, homebrew equipment, kegging equipment, a beer-making kit, and even books on home brewing and beer recipes. Browse our Grains here. 

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