Golden Gate GoseSeptember 12, 2014
Almanac Beer Co.
Golden Gate Gose is brewed with San Francisco Bay sea salt, lemon verbena and coriander grown especially for Alamanac by Dirty Girl Produce in Santa Cruz, CA.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1053
AVAILABLE: CA, CO, WA
It is a nearly bright gold with an exorbitant lightish head—lovely! It is tart, like cider, and slightly sour, complex and full of different flavors (spices), all complementary and even a little sea salt. Yum! We prepared a breakfast brunch with whole rye bread, fresh cherries and strawberries, herring in a gose-infused sour cream sauce, all finished with fresh rhubarb and dark chocolate bread pudding.
- Charles Finkel
Truly golden—there seems to be sunshine in this special brew. Effervescent with plenty of carbonation. Aroma is a complex suggestion of citrus from lemon verbena and a clean, one-dimensionally refreshing lactic acid character. The San Francisco Bay salt doesn’t emerge to detectable levels on my palate, probably contributing to a subtle “roundness” and texture. Interesting and refreshing enough to recommend that you embark on your own expedition. Try this beer.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.