Craft Beer

:lol: I call it craft beer as well, my point was pretty tongue in cheek but it is still a valid point. Its only called craft beer instead of, you know, ale, because the Americans don't like to acknowledge that someone else did it first. They were clearly the people who came up with the concept of small brewers brewing their own ale type drink aren't they?

Ice is called ice because there wasn't another name for it in English before the Americans started to call it ice.

I will acknowledge that carbonating ale makes it slightly different from cask real ale, but lets not carried away thinking it's a vastly different product. This british "american style craft beer" is pretty much real ale that has been carbonted and put in a nitrokeg (or canned depending on where you're drinking it from.)

To be honest though, the explosion of new "craft beers" has really helped the real ale market and smaller breweries generally, and a lot of them are very nice tasting drinks (as they would be, being basically carbonated real ale.) I'm not actually that prescious about what people call it. :)
You know a craft beer might not be an ale, yeah?
 

fyl2u

Striker
For my birthday, my craft beer-drinking mate bought me a can of ludicrously expensive sour beer, a lemon and raspberry one that has to be the single most sour thing I've ever tasted. Proper "take the skin off the inside of your mouth" sour. It made Tangfastics seem like milk drops. After I'd finished it I had a gulp of grapefruit juice from the fridge and it tasted like I was drinking water in comparison.

Absolutely amazing. Loved it. Wouldn't want more than one can in an evening, like. Crikey. SO SOUR. A proper "sip" beer.

Omnipollo Raspberry Aniana Pale Ale:

Omnipollo - Raspberry Aniara Pale Ale - HonestBrew

Nearly £8 for one little 330ml can. Totally worth it. Try it if you can get it. I gather they're pretty rare and hard to source.
 

andy

Striker
For my birthday, my craft beer-drinking mate bought me a can of ludicrously expensive sour beer, a lemon and raspberry one that has to be the single most sour thing I've ever tasted. Proper "take the skin off the inside of your mouth" sour. It made Tangfastics seem like milk drops. After I'd finished it I had a gulp of grapefruit juice from the fridge and it tasted like I was drinking water in comparison.

Absolutely amazing. Loved it. Wouldn't want more than one can in an evening, like. Crikey. SO SOUR. A proper "sip" beer.

Omnipollo Raspberry Aniana Pale Ale:

Omnipollo - Raspberry Aniara Pale Ale - HonestBrew

Nearly £8 for one little 330ml can. Totally worth it. Try it if you can get it. I gather they're pretty rare and hard to source.
Piece of piss to source, just click on link you provided ;). Sounds a bit too sour for me.
 

fyl2u

Striker
Piece of piss to source, just click on link you provided ;). Sounds a bit too sour for me.
It was too sour for my mate and my missus, but I absolutely loved it. Worth trying just so that you can reset your taste buds' "sourness scale" to have an extra five notches at the top for "bloody hell, I didn't realise it was possible for any food or drink to be this sour, it's insane!" :lol:
 

Hammer

Winger
For my birthday, my craft beer-drinking mate bought me a can of ludicrously expensive sour beer, a lemon and raspberry one that has to be the single most sour thing I've ever tasted. Proper "take the skin off the inside of your mouth" sour. It made Tangfastics seem like milk drops. After I'd finished it I had a gulp of grapefruit juice from the fridge and it tasted like I was drinking water in comparison.

Absolutely amazing. Loved it. Wouldn't want more than one can in an evening, like. Crikey. SO SOUR. A proper "sip" beer.

Omnipollo Raspberry Aniana Pale Ale:

Omnipollo - Raspberry Aniara Pale Ale - HonestBrew

Nearly £8 for one little 330ml can. Totally worth it. Try it if you can get it. I gather they're pretty rare and hard to source.
Had 1/3 of it round here a few weeks back. I'm a big fan of sours and this one's the first I've tried that I've thought is maybe a bit too sour. Try their Flora if you come across it.
 

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