#BehindYourBusiness: What goes into a sour beer?

This month on #BehindYourBusiness, we focus on an enormously popular craft beverage – the sour beer. Sour brews have gained rapid popularity in recent years due to their impactful complexity, unique taste and edgy flavor combinations. Our borrower, Prestige Brewing, is taking advantage of the sour beer craze with its delicious and award-winning lemon-basil sour beer.

Brewers must have the following equipment to produce beer: kegs, boilers, kettles, cooling systems, fermentation tanks, storage tanks, filters, piping and tubing, cleaning equipment, refrigeration equipment, tap handles and waste treatment systems. To create a sour beer, brewers will require additional fermentation tanks, kettles and tubing to avoid contamination when switching back to brewing traditional brews.

Sour beers may take a bit more preparation, but the results are well worth it. What is the best sour beer you’ve ever tasted? Tell us in the comments! If you’re thinking of opening your own brewery, give us a call to learn how to get the equipment you need.