A new beer in our Farmhouse series launches this Friday at our taproom and on our online shop: 18|04 – Farmhouse – Gose, a mixed fermentation sour wheat beer brewed with salt and coriander.
Our first attempt at this sour German style, 19|01 – Gose – Classic, was well-loved at the brewery, though we knew that it was not quite as sophisticated as some the best examples we had tasted in this once almost-extinct style. 19|01 was kettle-soured and its tart flavours were slightly less refined than beers with more authentic souring and complex fermentations.
As the first full-size batch of mixed fermentation beer we have produced, 18|04 reflects an increase in knowledge, experience and refinement of our brewing practices. It is also an indication of the kind of beers which will take up an increasing amount of production capacity here at BBNo in the very near future.
18|04 differs from our first Gose in a number of ways. Instead of being kettle-soured, it was soured in tank with a blend of three different lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus) and fermented with both our clean, house saison yeast as well as a house Brettanomyces culture. As before, salt and coriander are used in the boil, along with a small amount of lime zest, though the beer’s rounded, complex Brett character is what really sets it apart from our earlier efforts. Its bright, sour, salt and funk flavours are sharp and fresh, and will continue to evolve over time.
18|04 Farmhouse – Gose will be available on draught and to take away from 6pm this Friday at the BBNo Taproom for our final taproom weekend of 2016, and to order from our online shop from 12pm the same day.Back