British Columbia-based brewery Main Street Brewing announces the release of Dry-Hop Sour IPA

Press Release

Just in time to kick off the spring season with a bit of a zing, Main Street Brewing is releasing their newest beer, the Dry-Hop Sour IPA. This Sour IPA is notably more tart than the brewery’s popular Fruit Bomb Kettle Sour or any other kettle sour beer that they’ve done before. In order to avoid having any amount of bitterness clash with the sourness, the hops were added to the fermenter before fermentation began, and dry-hopped again once fermentation was near complete. Unlike most sour beers, the beer was brewed without any hops in the kettle.

The Sour IPA is a twist on a North East IPA, this zero-IBU IPA is kettle soured for a crisp, refreshing finish. Dry hop additions bring a tropical, citrusy hop punch. Oats and wheat give this beer its well rounded body and mouthfeel. 6% ABV, 0 IBU.

Main Street’s head brewer, Ted Fine, describes it as having “a Pilsner malt with lots of wheat and lots of oats to give it a nice and pillowy mouthfeel despite being crisp and refreshing.”

Now that the weather is warming up, this is the perfect outdoor beer for patio lounging. Dry-Hop Sour IPA will be available on tap in the tasting room and for purchase in single cans and 4-packs at the brewery and select retailers beginning Thursday, March 21.

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Main Street Brewing Co opened in 2014 and resides in one of Vancouver’s few surviving industrial heritage buildings, the “Vancouver Breweries Garage” (1913), in the historic Brewery Creek District.