September 18, 2012 by Gail Ann Williams
I am enchanted with the creative revolution going on in craft beer making, and especially with “sour” and mixed-culture beers inspired by the surviving examples of the ancient brewing traditions of Europe.
I write for The Celebrator Beer News and maintain Beer By BART with my husband Steve. I also am a BJCP judge, which is an interesting place to observe and learn as amateur sour beers start to get better.
I have been a home brewer for about four years. I brew sour beers nearly every time, and I find them fascinating.
I love that there is so much still to learn. I figure I’ll keep my notes in public and learn more in a collaboration with other brewers, critical readers and sour enthusiasts. That’s about all there is to the plan at this point.
The photo is of a little one gallon mixed-culture blueberry batch, happily under way. I like to work with split batches, and even small entire batches, just for the joy of learning and tasting.