Monday, 12 January 2015


Well, I've been meaning to do this for a while. Start a brewing blog that is, but I didn't want to do a blog if it was going to be just another blog about brewing. There are enough of those already!

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.

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