Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Uinta's Ready Set Gose
Uinta has a Gose coming our way! What the Hell is a Gose? Well, It's a beer style that hails from Leipzig, Germany. Typically they're an unfiltered wheat beer made with 50-60% malted wheat, which gives it that cloudy yellow color and provides a refreshing crispness. Gose beers are brewed with slightly salty water. It is likely that the original source of saltiness in Gose is the naturally salty water that comes out of some of the mineral-rich aquifers in and around Leipzig area.
A Gose beer will have a low hop bitterness and a complementary dryness and spice from the use of ground coriander seeds and a sharpness from the addition of salt. Like Berliner Weisse beers, a Gose will sometimes be laced with various flavored and colored syrups. This is to balance out the addition of lactic acid that is added to the boil. These beers are typically low in alcohol and randge from 4%-5% ABV.
This new offering from Uinta will be a straight up tradional sour offering comprising mostly tart lemon flavors with a slight sodium bite. Ready Set Gose is set to make it's debut at the Utah Beer Festival on August 15th. It will likely be showing up on some of Uinta's seasonal taps around the state. No word yet on if it will canned or bottled.