Virtual Edition: Saturday, November 7th

The 2020 Edition of Sourpalooza will be happening on Saturday, November 7th.

For this very special edition, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be bringing the festival into your home by offering a Virtual Sour Tasting Package – including carefully curated and exclusive sour beers from The Exchange Brewery and all the other participating breweries.

>>> Purchase your Virtual Sour Tasting Package! 

2020 Line-Up

The Exchange Brewery

The Exchange Brewery is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s premium brewery and tasting room located in Old Town heritage district. We focus on making exceptional craft beers using only the highest quality ingredients, including local Niagara fruits. Our selection includes a range of American styles along with sour and funky Belgian-style ales.

  • Touski Volume 1 (330ml). This special beer comes from a single barrel blended from several sour and Belgian-style ales in our barrel program. It was aged on blackberries for 1 year and is the first of a limited series of blends never to be reproduced.
  • Touski Volume 2 (330ml). This rare blend celebrates the virtual edition of 2020 Sourpalooza Festival. It is a blend of two select barrels with layers of funk, sour candy and malt.

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Merit Brewing

Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton at 107 James Street North, MERIT Brewing is a brewery, kitchen, and bottle shop. Guided by a team of ambitious friends, MERIT strives to represent the heart, art, and soul of Hamilton in every beer, every bite, and every experience.

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Small Pony Barrel Works

An all barrel aged sour beer brewery based in Ottawa, Canada.

  • Hop Hands 750mL – 5% ABV.  A blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with raspberries and Barbe Rouge hops.
  • Tropical Apocalypse 375mL – 6% ABV. A blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with pineapples

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers Brewing is a family owned craft brewery opened in 2015 by Dustin and Brayden Jones in Toronto, Ontario. “From its humble beginnings, Blood Brothers has been centered around brewing interesting beers our friends and family would want to drink. From the way we source our ingredients to our methodical brewing process, we approach each step with passion and independent spirit. Our goal is to provide innovative beers to all of our customers. We strive to push back against consolidation and uniformity in today’s beer market.”

  • Bear Worship – Sour Ale with Raspberries & Blackberries – % – 500ml
  • Torch – Mix fermentation Brett IPA – % – 500ml

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Indie Alehouse

Indie Alehouse’s mission is to inspire people to Live Indie. Whether it’s identifying with a certain unique style of beer, or if it’s supporting local and high-quality goods, our mantra is rooted in the fact that we encourage exploration and choice for everyone, particularly those who like to innovate and diverge from the mainstream masses.

  • Ritual Madness Flanders Red Ale – 8% – 500ml
  • Vine Song 2 Orange – Barrel-aged and blended Saison refermented with freshly pressed Chardonnay grapes and skins – 6.8% – 500ml

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Short Finger Brewing

SFBC is a small, independently owned homebrew shop and craft brewery in Kitchener, ON. We are beer centred and totally DIY. Life is short. Homebrew. “Started out of a basement in Waterloo in 2015, we’ve expanded a few times over the years and are now operating out of the main unit at 20 Hurst Avenue in Kitchener. On the homebrew side, we aim to provide brewers in the Tri-Cities (and beyond!) with all of the ingredients, equipment, and education needed for quality homebrewing. In the brewery, we specialize in barrel-aged, blended sour beers and low ABV hoppy offerings. In all things, we are beer focused and totally DIY. Our tasting room is still to come.”

  • Bigger Than Kiss (375mL)- 6.2% ABV. Tequila Barrel-aged Coupage.
  • Lando Batch Nk – 5.4% – 375ml – BA Sour Saison Blend – Batch Nk = Noble King our in house saison blended and dry hopped lightly with noble hops

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F.A.Q.s

Where is Sourpalooza 2020 held?
Sourpalooza 2020 will be held virtually over Instagram Live.

When is Soupalooza 2020 held?
Saturday, November 7th, 2020 – 1:00PM until 6:30PM including frequent breaks.

Where/How can I buy the Sourpalooza beer package?
On our online store: click here.

How much is shipping?
A flat shipping rate of $25+hst is applied to Ontario wide shipping.

Is delivery free for locals? 
Niagara Region delivery is free, within 25km of The Exchange Brewery. Packages will be delivered if this option is selected on Monday, November 2nd, Wednesday, November 4th or Friday, November 6th, 2020 (Free local delivery must be selected at check out to take advantage of this service).

Will you offer food? 

Small snacks will be included in the package.

Can I pick up my package at a given location?

Packages will be available for free local pick up beginning Friday, October 30th at the below locations (free local pickup must be selected at checkout to take advantage of this service):

o   The Exchange Brewery (Niagara) : 7 Queen Street, NOTL
o   Merit Brewing (Hamilton): 107 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K6
o   Blood Brothers Brewing (Toronto): 165 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2B8
o   Shortfinger Brewing (Kitchener): 20 Hurst Ave, Kitchener, ON N2G 2Z7
o   Indie Ale House (Toronto): 2876 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8

How does sampling works? 

The Instagram Live Tasting will be hosted by The Exchange Brewery’s Andrew Hoto. Throughout the day, a guided tasting combined with special guests from all participating breweries will be live on The Exchange Brewery’s Instagram account. IG Live schedule will be included in your package.

Will you offer any non-sour beers? 

No, the package includes (12) sour beers.

Can I ask for a refund? 

The package is 100% non-refundable.

 

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