Sourpalooza: Ontario’s Inaugural Sour Beer Festival


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — The Exchange Brewery and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the first brewery-run, Niagara-based festival focused on sour beers — Sourpalooza.

The event will be taking place on September 8th at the Old Court House in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. and will feature 11 breweries celebrating some of the best sour beers from Ontario and beyond. The lineup includes:

  • The Exchange Brewery
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
  • Burdock Brewery
  • Block Three Brewing Company
  • A la Fut
  • Small Pony Barrel Works
  • Bench Brewing Company
  • Niagara Oast House Brewers
  • Indie Ale House Brewing Co.
  • Blood Brothers Brewing
  • Fairweather Brewing Company

“Hosting the first ever sour-beer-focused festival for the Niagara region is an idea we have talked about since the early days of The Exchange Brewery,” says Sam Maxbauer, head brewer, The Exchange Brewery. “We wanted to have a brewer-curated festival line-up with some of our favourite sour beer producers…Together with our colleagues, we hope to help educate, foster new experiences for festival-goers with niche beer styles and continue to grow the festival year after year.”

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