MobCraft Beer’s Sour Fest returns on March 25th with 25+ MobCraft Wild and Sour beers on draft along with sampling sessions featuring eleven Wisconsin breweries.
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MobCraft Beer is hosting their fifth annual Sour Fest on Saturday, March 25, 2022 from 12-7 p.m. in the taproom and brewery located at 505 S. 5th Street in Milwaukee. Sour Fest is a hybrid of a traditional beer fest, a pop-up bottle shop, and a taproom party. MobCraft’s taproom will be free and open to the public until 11 p.m. with Wild & Sour beer taking over the MobCraft Beer draft lines.
Over 25 MobCraft Wild and Sour beers will be tapped throughout the day. Admission to the taproom is free and open to the public.
Sour Fest also features the Wisconsin Wild and Sour Sampling Sessions which highlights Sour beers from some of Wisconsin’s best craft breweries. The VIP session, which allows early access to the tastings, runs from 12-3 p.m. and tickets are $65 each. VIP ticket holders also get access to the taproom and bottle shop 30 minutes prior to opening. General admission sessions run from 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Tickets for both GA sessions are $50. All sessions include unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass. Tickets for all tasting sessions can be purchased here. Patrons should get their tickets soon, as the WI sampling sessions are expected to sell out.
Wild and Sour beers from MobCraft and the guest breweries will be available for purchase in the pop-up bottle shop which is open to the public. Not a Sour beer fan? Select non-sour beer options will be available on draft throughout the day.
MobCraft Founder and CEO Henry Schwartz says, “We are excited to be hosting our fifth annual Sour Fest that showcases the awesome variety of this beer style. Sour Fest is a great chance for us to show off the extensive MobCraft Sour portfolio along with all of the great brewers in Wisconsin that make this style of beer which we love so much. This year’s lineup is our best yet!”
MobCraft Events Manager, Elise Strupp, adds, “Sour Fest is my favorite festival to plan. By the end of March, it seems that people are eager to get out and do something different, and what better activity than a beer fest? It’s fun to see so many people come out for the Wild & Sour Sampling Sessions, and it’s great for all of us who work at breweries to get to see each other after the long winter.”
In addition to MobCraft, other participating breweries in the Wisconsin Wild & Sour sampling sessions include 1840 Brewing Company, Amorphic Beer, Badger State Brewing Company, Component Brewing Company, Oliphant Brewing, Radix Fermentation, Rookery Brewing Company, Sahale Ale Works, Supermoon Bere Company, Sway Brewing + Blending and Young Blood Beer Company.
Along with MobCraft’s annual and seasonal Wild & Sour releases, Sour Fest also marks the release of Sour Golden Ale 2023 and its variants.
Sour Golden Ale 2023 – Oak aged Sour Golden Ale fermented with Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus and blended using a solera method. Draft Only. 6.2% ABV.
Sour Golden Ale Shrub Cherry – A collaboration with Siren Shrub Co. Sour Golden Ale refermented on second use cherries. Draft only. 6.2%
Sour Golden Ale Stone Fruit – Sour Golden Ale refermented with peach, cherry and apricot. Draft and cans to-go. 6.2% ABV.
Sour Golden Ale Blueberry Lemon – Sour Golden Ale refermented with blueberry and lemon. Draft only. 6.2% ABV.