My esteemed home brewing (now pro brewing) colleague Matthew Dick introduced me to sour beers in Dublin's WJ Kavanagh's in early 2013 and the beer itself was a revelation. Since then I have found myself obsessed with sour beers, with a matching thirst for knowledge. Little did I realise at the time how fascinating a world it would be, with the multitude of organisms far beyond Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. It happened almost by chance. And for that I thank you Matty my man.
Through this blog I plan to chronicle my experiences of brewing sour beer. I plan where possible to do as the Belgians do and kick off some spontaneous fermentations for some truly local brews, some of which I started before this blog, in the hope that it would be useful to other brewers of sour beers, especially Irish ones.