Funky, tart and sour. Three buzzwords gaining popularity among beer lovers. It is nothing new that consumers are changing their favour from sweet to sour booze, but it is quite new to the Scottish beer world.
Sour beer originates from Belgium and has long been popular there and in Germany. Its unique and traditional brewing technique resulting in unique flavour profiles depending on environment’s wild yeasts and bacteria types is gaining attention from brewers. Scottish brewers have recognised the hype and are now starting to invest in sour beer facilities and novel brews.