One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of todays brewing scene is American-brewed sour beers, with craft brewers and home-brewers alike adapting traditional European techniques to create some of the worlds most distinctive and experimental styles. This book details the wide array of processes and ingredients in American sour beer production, with actionable advice each step of the way. Inspiration and practical applications for brewers of all levels are provided by some of the countrys best known sour beer brewers, including Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin and The Lost Abbey.
Michael Tonsmeire is an award-winning homebrewer and certified beer judge, and has written on sour beers for various magazines. He most recently developed the recipes and grew the microbes for the sour beer program at San Diego's Modern Times brewery.