I'm all for making unusual styles but are we starting to run out of styles. Some styles of brews are obscure for a reason. Maybe that they really have an acquired taste. Sour Ales have to fall into this category. I came across brew from Rivertown Brewery called "Divergent" which is a Berliner Style sour ale. . I'll admit I don't have a lot of experience with these type beers but I'm usually pretty open about trying stuff.
I knew this would be sour to begin with. I don't think I was quite prepared for this level of sour. The best way I can describe both the smell and taste is that of the stuff the school janitor would sprinkle on the lunch of some kid would just upchucked. Like a sour cheese that would almost make you lose your lunch too.
I realize that everyone's taste is different and someone out there in the craft beer world loves this stuff. One has to admit though this would be at best a niche item that select consumers would like. Someone, not me, probably would be a better judge as to this is a good beer in it's style category. Do I think it'll make it big time, no.
After this I had to cleanse my taste buds by going out to local Irish Pub(Flynn's Irish Pub, Mansfield, Massachusetts) and have some of there awesome fish and chips. Accompanying my seafood and fries was Maine Beers "a tiny something beautiful" which is a wonderful American Pale Ale which is one of my favorites. I've only been able to find this on tap locally here. Luckily my Taphunter went off earlier saying they had it. Our server wasn't even aware they had it. It was a good night after that.