Sip on These 4 Summery Sour Beer Releases

Prepare to pucker up for the Valley’s frothy new brews.


In this month’s ExtravaCANza, we highlight breweries around the Hudson Valley that energize our summers with their sour beer releases. Whether you are a seasoned beer fanatic or a new beer explorer, these tart delights will knock your sandals off.  


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Pine Island Raspberry Sour 

Release: June 

ABV: 4.2% 

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Style: Sour 

Flavor: Raspberry and berry flavors

Notes: Cooked in Pine Island Brewing Company’s boiling kettle, this sour beer has raspberry added at every stage of the process. The company uses 500 pounds of raspberries while brewing so you’ll surely have a refreshing, tart experience! 

Where to Get It: Pine Island Brewing Company in Pine Island 

Availability: $6 per 14 oz glass or buy 5 beers for a $25 beer token 

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Check the Technique #2

Release: June  

ABV: 4.5% 

Style: Sour 

Flavor: Blackberry  

Notes: Aged in Nostrano Vineyards’ Pinot Noir barrel

Where to Get It: Hudson Ale Works in Highland 

Availability: $8 per glass, 32 oz, 64 oz growler, 12 oz can 



Monkey Trials #003 

Release: July 

ABV: 6% 

Style: Sour IPA 

Flavor: Citra, Simcoe, and Mandarina Bavaria hops finished with tangerine and soursop fruit puree

Notes: A part of the Monkey Trials series, this small-batch beer was inspired by customer feedback to add more citrus flavors.  

Where to Get It: Keegan Ales in Kingston 

Availability: $5 for a glass 



Hidden Track 

Release: July 

ABV: 4.5% 

Style: Sour 

Flavor: Fruity with raspberry and pomegranate; jammy aromatics, bright flavor, and tart finish  

Notes: Using its popular “Simple Sour” recipe for the base of Hidden Track, Peekskill Brewery sours its beer in a kettle for a funky, fresh finish.  

Where to Get It: Peekskill Brewery in Peekskill 

Availability: $5 for 10 oz draft, $7 for 16 oz draft, $20 for 60 oz pitcher, $18 for 64 oz growler

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