North End Social Club, Tacoma

Sour No. 4 – American Pale SourABV: 6.0% SRM: 5 IBU: 4 A refreshing pale sour brewed with Lactobacillus using a base of 2-row, pilsner and wheat malts. Dry hopped with Bitter Gold for a hint of citrus, this tart, medium-bodied beer is bursting with aromas and flavors of apple, pear and stone fruits.

That’s the company line. I didn’t find in apple or pear in this beer and I don’t even know what stone fruit is. The beer is sour. Starts off with a bite and lingers at the tip of your chest. 

This was bought for me by a friend from a new bottle shop in Tacoma, Washington. The shop is the North End Social Club. It has a fantastic tap list. If you are in the area stop in. If you tell the proprietor you heard about them through the Fat Gringo Beer Blog you’ll get a quizzical look and the opportunity to pay for a jug of great beer. 

Jimmie G


Got GoT? 

Ommegang hasn’t disappointed with the Game of Thrones line yet. I had the Blinde a few years back and last year’s Dark Saison. If anyone has tried the other years please chime in. 

The hoppy wheat ale was just that. Not really an IPA, meaning it wasn’t a hop bomb. However, there wasn’t the clove or  banana typical to wheat beers. All in all it was a good drink. I had this a few weeks back when things were being set up for the War of the Bastards episode. So not the best in the series. 

Still. Glad to see Ramsey get his comeuppance.