February marks a celebration of New Belgium Brewery’s wide range of lip-smacking sour brews. At the beginning of the month, they threw a big party at their brewery to showcase beers like La Folie, Transatlantique Kriek, Oscar Worthy Coffee and other special creations. Their wood cellar was full of good beer, performers ranging from magicians to musicians, and of course, New Belgium employees. And the Sour Symposium beforehand provided lots of information on this year’s La Folie, Transatlantique Kriek and new sours coming up.

Don’t feel left out just because you weren’t in Colorado to party it up with the brewery, though. There are plenty of local events with their delicious sours to offer. Check below to find out where you can get lost in the woods.

But first, let’s go over the sours these events are celebrating:

La Folie: This Flanders Oud Bruin is aged 1-3 years in an oak barrel, and comes out with flavors of green apple, tart grapes and lemon zest. 7% ABV

Transatlantique Kriek: This beer is made in partnership with Old Beersel, creating a bright, fruity cherry flavor that begins sweet, then turns tart. 8% ABV

Eric’s Ale: A wild ale that smacks of peaches, melon and sour citrus. A relatively mild ale, it also delivers a hint of oak. 7% ABV

Blackberry Barleywine: Dark fruits dominate the sourness in this one, with a deep breadiness, wood tannins and hops to balance the flavor. 10% ABV

Le Terroir: Starts with a zing of lemon and mango, which quickly moves into a rounder peach flavor and finishes with an earthy hoppiness. 7.5% ABV

Snapshot: This wheat beer is unexpectedly tart, though it starts sweet before moving to the tangy sourness with a hint of lemon. Yeast also makes a robust appearance. 5% ABV


PJ’s Pourhouse
Montgomeryville, PA
Thursday, March 25, 4-6pm (TONIGHT!)

Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting
Friday, 2/26, 6pm
8 NB on draft Featuring:
La Folie, Trans Atlantique Kriek, Eric’s Ale

Union Jack’s North Hills
Sat. 3/5  tapping at Noon

Whole Foods
Glen Mills, PA
Friday, April 1, 4-6pm

Limited Sours Also Available:

Liberty Tap Room
Exeter, PA

Union Jack’s
Manatawny, PA