Beer 101

Sour/Gose-style Beers.

If you’re looking to change up your beer repertoire, here’s some information about the refreshingly tart sour/gose-style beers that are made in the USA: 

Sour – 

  • can have varying amounts of alcohol (ABV) 
  • may contain many different flavors and types of fruit purées

Gose-style – 

  • more traditionally made – usually with alcohol content around 4-5% 
  • may contain coriander, sea salt or added flavors, but can be unflavored as well 

While usual beer making requires an environment that keeps all wild yeast and bacteria out of the beer, gose and sour beers are made with the introduction of wild yeasts and bacteria used to sour, such as Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces. Many local breweries have experimented and have very interesting options!

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