Surprising? Yes. Beautiful? Yes. Good beer? Yes. That is how Cincinnati rolls.
After a surprising visit to Rhinegeist we are off in search of Sour Beer and headed over to Rivertown brewing.
Rivertown is more like a California brewery in that it is found in an industrial section in a warehouse. Except when you roll up and there are BBQ cooks out front cooking Mets (a Cincinnati only sausage) and ribs out front.
Rivertown has 5 Sour Beers that they highlight, one of which we were able to try. Their Sour Cherry Porter is not to be missed. This beer, although lacking when compared to Tart of Darkness, is well on its way to becoming a dark horse contender for that general category. Very vinegary nose, sour taste, and deep cherry notes throughout the entirety of the beer.
Rivertown also has other incredible other beers that have for a long time been the standard such as Hop Baron and Hop Bomber their IPA and Rye IPA.
Keep your eye out for their new sours, I know I am!
Until next time, pour proper my friends…