With the years-long quest for tongue-searing bitterness finally running its course, it seems that sour has supplanted hoppy. Tart and funky wild-fermented beers are a rapidly rising trend, and Fair State in northeast Minneapolis has been cranking out a steady stream of well-made brews to bring a pucker to your lips. The taproom selection regularly features an assortment of sour ales, including experimental treats from their LÄCTOBÄC series. Head brewer Niko Tonks' skillful wrangling of wild yeast and bacteria brings out the best that these wild-fermentation bugs have to offer. 2506A Central Av. NE., Mpls., 612-444-3209, fairstate.coop

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