Pucker Up: It’s Time to Talk About Sour Beers with Cascade Brewing

On this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — managing editor Nicole Raney,  food and drink editor Sam Slaughter, and the inimitable host, Greg Nibler — is joined by the director of brewery operations for Portland’s Cascade Brewing, Kevin Martin.

Kevin Martin.

To understand how to enjoy a sour beer, we first had to figure out what exactly a sour beer is. As it turns out, there’s more to it than just a sour taste in the mouth. Martin brews up a mash tun full of knowledge on what makes a sour beer a sour beer (and how to identify a bad sour beer) before digging into why Cascade has become recognized the world over for its sour beer program.

Like sour beers? Heard that sour beers are a thing, but never tried one? Either way, this is the podcast for you. After listening, not only will you be thirsty, but you’ll know how to get what you want.

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