Hello Good Looking!
Good day to you! I’m really trying to not use TOO many puns in this week’s installment but the opportunity just seems to be staring at me in the face. You see, we have (at this moment) TWO really high class examples of the Gose styyyyyle (it’s pronounced “Goes-Ah”). Which, could lead me to begin our weekly time together by me saying “Away we Gose!” but, as I’ve said, I’m trying to not use too many puns. There I Gose again. Seriously, both of the Lost Nation and Zero Gravity Goses are absolutely fantastic versions of the style and you can now have your very own “Gose-Off.”
Anyway, IPAugust was such a huge amount of fun that we’re going to carry on our Takeover Styyyyle into this month with a completely different format. For Septembeer, we thought we’d like to take a look back (as I’m sure everyone does this time of year, it’s a time for reflection) at where the craft beer movement started; back where it all began. Without the innovators of craft, the pioneers of a better product and a break (in a good way) from tradition, we wouldn’t have the vast array of delicious beers that we do today. So, I believe that we owe it to them to remember the avenue that they helped carve. For Septembeer, we’re going to be celebrating these men and women who helped forge a new direction not only in beer but in the way that we as consumers view products in general. You’ll see a good amount of these beers appearing on our taps throughout the month (and, throughout the year) so that you can taste the benchmarks of the styles that are so beloved today. Because, as history teaches us (thank you teachers), what gose around comes around.
So, here’s what we’ve got on tap (or coming shortly)!
- The aforementioned Zero Gravity and Lost Nation Goses: a Gose is a beer that was historically made in Germany, in the town of Goslar (hence the name) but became very popular in the town of Leipzig to which it is now accredited. Originally, this beer was spontaneously fermented but, over time, brewers replicated this by using a top-fermenting yeast and the addition of lactic acid. This gives the beer a lemon tartness while the addition of coriander and salt balance the rest of the beer. It truly is the beer world’s answer to the ultimate recovery drink.
- Citizen Cider Dry Hopped Cider: when you “dry hop” something it means that you’re adding hops AFTER fermentation is complete. This doesn’t add much to the overall beer’s flavor but it adds a TON to the aroma. So, imagine smelling hops and tasting cider. That’s how awesome happens.
- Zero Gravity Conehead: our Wheat IPA favorito is back and tasting beautifully.
- Jack’s Abby Fire in the Ham: a BEAUTIFUL Rauchbier (smoked lager). Beechwood smoked and crisp this beer is a smoky lover’s dream.
- Sierra Nevada Belgian India Black Ale: you know IPAs. Well, the “P” stands for Pale. The “B” in IBA stands for Black. Ferment that roasty goodness with a Belgian style yeast and you have a happy mouth.
- Hill Farmstead Edward: your favorite American Pale Ale and mine will be on tap as soon as we get it and will remain as long as we have it. And, like a good friend, we’re psyched when we get to hang out.
I could go on and on but I feel like I’ve made you read too many words already. Now, have a good day already and make that last until tomorrow so that you can have a good one of gose too.
This is the Three Penny Taproom, signing off.
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