Sour Townie is a collab brew with our friends at Historic Athens and is the official beer of PorchFest 2023!
Sour Townie is an easy-drinking cherry gose that’s bright, salty, and perfectly tart. The can label and beer is inspired by a niche piece of Athens history, Bludwine (AKA Budwine). It was Athens’ own version of Cheerwine and was manufactured in town starting in the 1910s. At its peak, the original company Bludwine grew to a size that rivaled both Coke and Pepsi with a hundred bottling plants across the United States as far-flung as California. It produced 16,000 gallons of syrup a day. In 1921, the FDA sued Bludwine to force them to change their company name as doctors began prescribing it as a blood tonic. This caused the soda brand to assume its more commonly known name of Budwine.
This beer was brewed in collaboration with Historic Athens, a 55-year-old 501c3 education and advocacy non-profit that works to celebrate and conserve the community heritage of Athens, GA. 10% of all beer, cans, and merch sales go towards Historic Athens. Enjoy this deliciously sour beer that helps preserve the city you love