Our way back to Detroit led us to Pittsburgh today. We arrived for a late lunch and decided to stay for a cold beer before driving the last six hours back. Doing our research beforehand we knew where to go. Church Brew Works, a brewery that bought an old church and turned it into its taproom. A more than awesome idea. We entered this huge old building—with its brew tanks instead of organs and dining tables instead of pews—and I ordered a Bazaar Berliner Weisse.
Berliner Weisse is of course a type and brand of beer in Germany, but it’s weak on alcohol and not very good. I decided to try this one anyway. This 5.4 percent sour had a slightly cloudy rosé-like body and almost no head. It smelled a bit sour and like raspberries. The taste was just as expected: super sour and tart but with hints of raspberry and fruits. I really got to like sour beers because they are refreshing and nice on a hot summer day, and this beer is not different. Pretty awesome and much better than the German version.