I Tried It: (Americanized) Belgian Wild Ales

One thing I realized very quickly when searching out different types of Belgian wild ales for my studies is that traditional wild Belgian beers, such as gueuze, faro, and fruit lambic, would be extremely hard to find stateside. Most of what is available, particularly fruit lambic, is heavily sweetened with fruit puree and syrups and is not reflective of the funky, tart, and complex wild ales for which Belgium is famous. A lot of what we think of as fruit lambic in the United States has more in common with fruit juice than with traditional fruit lambic. 

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I Tried It: Lenny Boy Brewing Company

I went into Lenny Boy already knowing that I liked their beer, so I was just as excited to see the space as I was to drink the beer. If you’re not familiar with wild ales or kombucha, Lenny Boy is a great place to go learn more about them. If you are familiar with wild ales, then you will find yourself in good company at Lenny Boy and will still probably find yourself, like I did, delightfully surprised with their creative and elegant beers.

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