Sour beer is a beer style characterized by an intentionally acidic, tart, sour taste. In theory any style of beer may be soured, but in practice the most common styles that are soured are Belgian lambics, gueuzes, and Flanders red ale.
Devil’s Den, one of South Philly’s little watering holes, celebrates all things sour, tart & funky. Starting Saturday they’ll offer a stunning 17 sour beers on tap. Then, they’ll drop down to a still impressive eight lines for the rest of the week.
A preview of the beers that we will be pouring was posted already with more to be announced closer to the weekend – Russian River Sanctification & Consecration, Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic, Allagash Vrienden & Confluence, Rodenbach Grand Cru, DeProef Collaborations with Allagash & Sly Fox, Mikkeller USAlive, Jolly Pumpkin, and Cuvee des Jacobins.
In addition to the sour brews, they’ll also have an entire menu dedicated to the sour ales including Pan Roasted Duck Breast with dry cherry gastrique, haricot verts, fingerling potatoes; Pork Cheeks with pan fried noodles and ponzu sauce; Saurbraten & Dumplings; and the classic Fish & Chips with a curry mayo.
If enjoying the sour beers just isn’t enough for you, they’ll be hosting a Sour Seminar on Tuesday, August 21 led by Alex Forbes from Artisanal Imports for just $20 per person where you can learn about how sour beers are made, the aging process, flavors and more. Naturally, samples will be served and a variety of hors d’oeuvers will be on hand as well.