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The Brewing Network Presents | The Sour Hour

Hosted by Jay Goodwin, co-founder of The Rare Barrel in Berkeley, California, The Sour Hour is an in-depth look into the process of making wild ales. With the help of some of the best mixed-fermentation brewers in the world, Jay discusses the techniques required to make world class sour beer. Have a question or comment? Email us at sourhour@thebrewingnetwork.com.

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The Sour Hour - Episode 6

On this episode of The Sour Hour, Jay and Moscow tackle the backlog of listener questions. They also speak with Matt "Dr. Lambic" Miller, author of the Sour Beer Blog, and taste his incredible Kriek. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

4 Feb 2015

Rank #1

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The Sour Hour | Episode 96

After many recent episodes showcasing West Coast breweries, The Sour Hour shows some love to the East with Everett, Massachusetts ninjas Night Shift Brewing Company. Tune in as Joe Mashburn and Matt Eshelman talk shop, from balancing acidity with bitterness, to fruit additions, to blending and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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The Sour Hour - Episode 15

Jay and Moscow continue their discussion with barrel program manager Adrienne Ballou and head brewer Garrett Crowell from Jester King Brewery on this episode of The Sour Hour. Like the small farmhouse breweries that inspired them, Jester King pursues unique fermentations, full attenuation, and refermentations in their serving vessels. They use water from on-site wells, locally grown and malted grains, and native wild yeast to make beer with a sense of place unique to their brewery. Tune in and learn how they're doing it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

3 Aug 2015

Rank #3

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The Sour Hour - Episode 84

Blake Tyers of Creature Comforts Brewing Company joins Jay and Moscow on the episode of The Sour Hour. Tune in as Blake drops knowledge on all types of funkifying, from kettle-souring techniques, to long-term aging, to bottle-conditioning and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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The Sour Hour | Episode 100

The Sour Hour celebrates its 100th episode with a loaded show featuring Adam Robbings from Seattle's Reuben's Brews, Chris Hodge from Oregon Fruit Products, mixed-fermentation wisdom from Jay, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

27 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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The Sour Hour - Episode 18

The Sour Hour welcomes living sour beer legend Lauren Salazar of New Belgium Brewing Company back to the show, and this time she is in-studio! The crew discusses the beer she and Jay produced in collaboration, Err On The Side Of Awesome. Heretic Brewing Company's Jamil Zainasheff joins the show with some of his sour offerings as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

6 Oct 2015

Rank #6

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The Sour Hour | Episode 104

In this special episode of The Sour Hour, Jay and Moscow sit down with the man, the myth, the living legend himself Vinnie Cilurzo at his famed Russian River Brewing Company's new location in Windsor, California for some live pod. And not just anywhere in the brewery, but in the wood-lined Koelschip room. Vinnie had just hours earlier filled the Koelschip with wort in honor of The Brewing Network's first visit and broadcast from the brewery. Be still, our beating hearts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 14mins

31 May 2019

Rank #7

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The Sour Hour | Episode 94

Dr. Lambic makes his triumphant return to The Sour Hour, this time as a professional brewer! Tune is as he discusses the long-awaited opening of Mellow Mink Brewing Company, his new digs in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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The Sour Hour - Episode 64

Michigan's Speciation Artisan Ales is a production brewery that is open one day each month for bottle releases of small-batch sour and farmhouse beers. Luckily, founder and brewer Mitch Ermatinger is an open book as he joins Jay and Moscow on this episode of The Sour Hour.  From his roots in a homebrew shop to working with Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales, Mitch has continued to hone his mixed-culture fermentation skills. Tune in and get the inside scoop on some of the many things he has learned over the years.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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The Sour Hour - Episode 50

The Sour Hour celebrates its 50th episode by welcoming back to the studio the production staff from The Rare Barrel! Tune in and enjoy Jay getting schooled by his own lackeys as the crew tackles listener questions covering all facets of sour beer brewing, blending, packaging, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

24 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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The Sour Hour - Episode 55

The Sour Hour continues its conversation with head brewer Averie Swanson and founder Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King brewery in Austin, Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

31 Mar 2017

Rank #11

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The Sour Hour - Episode 32

Want to learn more about yeast and bottle conditioning sour beers? The professor is here for office hours on this episode of The Sour Hour. Tune in as Jay and Moscow discuss terminal acidic shock with Dr. Matt Bochman, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Indiana University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

14 Apr 2016

Rank #12

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The Sour Hour | Episode 114

The conversation continues with the guys from Wildflower Brewing and Blending in Sydney, Australia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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The Sour Hour | Episode 115

Fresh off a smashing of the competition at the Great American Beer Festival, John Rowley of Rowley Farmhouse Ales joins Jay and Moscow in-studio after making the trip out from his brewery's home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tune in as the guys discuss Gose, smoked sour beer, taste listener homebrew, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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The Sour Hour - Episode 4

On this episode of The Sour Hour, Jay and Moscow are joined by Troy Casey of Casey Brewing and Blending out of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Tune in as the crew discusses innovative aging and blending techniques along with special guest Khris Johnson of Florida's Green Bench Brewing Company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 45mins

21 Nov 2014

Rank #15

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The Sour Hour - Episode 11

Jay and Moscow take the show on the road in this special edition of The Sour Hour. Tune in as the crew broadcasts from Russian River Brewing Company's production facility in this loaded episode featuring Rob and Jason from Allagash, Jean Van Roy from Cantillon, and of course, Vinnie himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 46mins

7 May 2015

Rank #16

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The Sour Hour - Episode 3

The Sour Hour broadcasts live from The Hop Grenade as Cory King, head brewer for Perennial Artisan Ales and founder of Side Project Brewery, joins Jay and Moscow to discuss his lineup of stellar, small-batch sour beers. This episode also features brewin' brother Roberto of HopTech Homebrew and his sours made using Heretic's wort and The Rare Barrel's yeast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

5 Nov 2014

Rank #17

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The Sour Hour - Episode 21

The Sour Hour continues its discussion with Oregon's De Garde Brewing. Tune in as head brewer Trevor Rogers discloses more of his deepest, darkest brewing secrets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

4 Nov 2015

Rank #18

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The Sour Hour - Episode 56

The Sour Hour's first-ever guest is back, and this time he is in-studio! Tune in as Michael Tonsmeire, the man who literally wrote the book on American sour beer, returns to the show to cover a myriad of sour beer brewing and blending topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

23 Apr 2017

Rank #19

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The Sour Hour - Episode 57

Part II of Jay and Moscow's conversation with Michael Tonsmeire, The Sour Hour's first-ever guest and the man who literally wrote the book on American sour beer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

29 Apr 2017

Rank #20