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Sour beers are a prime example of the "sounds weird, tastes awesome" phenomenon. It's no brewing mistake—these beers are intended to taste tart or acidic, a flavor they owe to the wild yeast or bacteria used in the brewing process. The science is complicated, but the results are some of the most interesting and refreshing beers on the market. And they're not just for beer geeks anymore; they're on tap and on shelves around the city, if you know where to look. With more Chicago-area breweries jumping on the sour bandwagon, now's the right time to try this sought-after style. Here are some expert tips for sour skeptics.
By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink
May 28, 2013