The appreciation for sour beers continues to flourish — and for good reason! Aside from being delicious, they are especially well-suited to summertime enjoyment on account of their lightness and refreshing personality. We’ve rounded up some of this summer’s best sour ales for your perfect moments on the patio or for dining al fresco. Some of them shine with citrusy brightness; others get some additional flavour from summer fruits and spicing. A few of them showcase the brew masters’ art by way of dry-hopping or barrel-aging. Whatever the style, you can always count on tart, refreshing acidity from this unique and special style of beer. Sour beers are perfect food partners not only due to their refreshing character but also for their palate-cleansing capabilities. Zippy acidity does double duty by first cutting through any heavy fattiness and second by making your mouth salivate, which also helps to rinse off the palate between bites.