As an amalgamation of two styles seen as so disparate in their processes, it’s easy to call Sour IPAs a gimmick – a style that cannot nor should not exist – or simply, liquid clickbait.
Stealing furtive glances from across the liquor store, you let your gaze finally fix on what could be your new summer crush – a local canned beer under six percent alcohol.
Take a little trip with me. Come back to a time when people cared about year-end lists – approximately three and a half weeks ago, or perhaps never – and allow me to share my completely arbitrary rankings of beers released in 2017 that I enjoyed.
In the last six months, four hotly anticipated taprooms threw open their doors for thirsty Chicagoans, and we took a day to visit them. We brought back beers from each spot to review while sharing our early impressions of the new establishments.