The best of what we tasted at the 2016 Great Beer Expo

6) Highway Manor Brewing Co.’s Mr. Strawberry


Mr. Strawberry strawberry sour ale, by Highway Manor Brewing Company in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

ABV: 4.8 percent

The Taste: On the fence about sours? This one might make you think twice. It’s sour in a way that feels natural, and not like someone in a lab is trying to make you scrunch your eyes when the liquid taps the tongue. There’s a sweetness in the aftertaste that offsets its initial sourness. (Bonus points for best label art.)

The Occasion: Mid-afternoon roof deck lounging with lunch.

Devil’s Den to put spotlight on sour beers during Sourfest

The Seventh Annual Sourfest begins Aug. 13 at South Philly’s Devil’s Den, celebrating the intentionally tart-tasting sour beer. The acidic sting isn’t for everyone, but those who love it won’t want to miss this weeklong fest.

Devil’s Den is starting Sourfest off strong, with all 17 taps pouring sours on Aug. 13-14. Following the kick-off, the restaurant will host a series of theme nights, while keeping at least eight taps dedicated to sour beer.

On Aug. 15, “Sour 101” with Joe Sixpack will take place at 6:30 p.m. The lesson will include a flight of five sour beers, along with light snacks and appetizers. To join, grab a $50 ticket.

Then, on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20, Devil’s Den will celebrate Pennsylvania sour beers by only serving local brews.  Free Will and Highway Manor will provide speciality cocktails made from their sour beers on Aug. 20.

If you plan on eating and drinking, there will be two chef’s tasting menus during the festival. For $35, enjoy three courses complimented by six-ounce pours of sour beer.

Aug. 13 through Aug. 16th food menu:

1st course – roasted mushroom gratin

2nd course – seared tuna, wilted spinach and ginger wasabi dressing

 3rd course – bacon wrapped pork loin, balsamic butter, and Yukon potatoes

Aug. 17 through Aug. 20 food menu:

1st course – chilled watermelon cocktail with chilled shrimp, oyster, avocado, chipotle and watermelon fresca

2nd course – fried baby artichokes

3rd course – pork skewers with Filipino BBQ sauce

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