American Wild Ale

American Wild Ales, or Sours as they are more commonly known, are beers brewed with wild yeast or bacteria in addition to Saccharomyces cerevisiae for fermentation. Such beers are usually fermented with a strain of Brettanomyces (Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, Brettanomyces Lambicus or Brettanomyces Anomolus), Pediococcus or Lactobacillus, which gives them their intentional acidic, tart or sour taste. American Wild Ale styles can be light or dark, hoppy or malty, barrel-aged or not, strong or light.

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