Summit Suds: Favorites from Strings, Ciders & Sours
BRECKENRIDGE — Last weekend, Main Street Station and The Village at Breckenridge shone a spotlight on two lesser-known libations: hard ciders and sour beer. The third annual Strings, Ciders & Sours hosted by Rocky Mountain Events had a wide array of alcoholic beverages, and here is what I think was the best of the fest.
While the name alone may be off-putting to some, sour beers are an old style that gets its name by traditionally being aged or fermented with wild bacteria and yeasts, which impart a tart flavor. Within the umbrella term are subcategories like the salty German gose or a fruity Belgian lambic, meaning there’s a suitable sour for practically any palate.