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A while back, I read Anthony Kiedis’ autobiography. The famed Red Hot Chili Peppers front man described the ups and downs he experienced throughout life. As you might guess, many of the stories shared in the book also came to be the basis for most of the songs the band created.
For instance, that song "Under the Bridge" refers to Kiedis' efforts to enter gang territory under a bridge to purchase drugs.
Knowing the story behind the music made listening to it more enjoyable, and we thought perhaps the same could be said for the stories behind some of our favorite beers. Here are a few.
What’s the Deal with Gluten-Free Beers?
If there’s one thing you should teach your children or future children, it’s this: don’t trust every click-bait list they read on Buzzfeed. That said, every time we see headlines like the ones below on our newsfeed showing how delish gluten-free food is, we tend to take it with a grain of salt:
- 25 Gluten-Free Desserts That’ll Make You Forget All About Flour
- 23 Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods, Without The Gluten
- 19 Ways To Stay Gluten-Free This Holiday Season
The truth is, some things are very difficult to replicate in the gluten-free form. When it comes to beer, though, we've found a growing, and pretty solid collection on shelves and taps. Gluten-free beer can actually be good.
For many people who hear the words “sour beer,” the first thing that comes to mind is Belgium—with the most famous, of course, being the Lambic. But styles extend well beyond that. Brewing the tart, fruity, complex, and unique flavors is a difficult—often unpredictable—process and, as a consequence, the beers have been hard to find in recent years.
In a short period of time, though, things have changed, and it’s become common to find sour beers on beer menus and store shelves. As of right now, sour beers may still be just slightly unpopular enough for hipsters to drink, but not for long. Major brewers like Sam Adams are releasing sours and, to be honest, we’re pretty happy about it. Sours are the funkiest beers around and a welcomed change from time to time.
In this post, we’re going to run down four things you should know about sour beers, so you’ve got something to talk about the next time that tang tickles the back of your throat.