6 Go-To Goses In The Heartland

Though summer may be winding to a close, it’s not too late to slide up to the bar and savor one of the most sessionable beer styles of the season: gose. A beer variety that originated in Germany, goses are expertly fermented to achieve a slightly sour and salty taste, making for a lighter beer that still packs flavor.

Check out these six drinkable goses, which you can find on tap at craft breweries across the heartland.

Photo credit: Off Color Brewing

Photo credit: Off Color Brewing

Troublesome Gose: Off Color Brewing, Chicago
Created by mixing a coriander-spiced wheat beer and lactobacillus-fermented beer, Off Color’s Troublesome Gose sticks to the beer style’s roots by offering full flavors with a hint of salt at the finish. Although this brew comes in at a lower 4.3 percent ABV, its lemony tartness and complex mouthfeel make for an enjoyable imbibing session. Find the Troublesome Gose on tap and in bottle year-round at Off Color Brewing in Chicago.

Photo credit: Batch Brewing Company

Photo credit: Batch Brewing Company

Marta Rita: Batch Brewing Company, Detroit
Billed as a sour gose, Batch Brewing Company’s Marta Rita comes in as a heavier, 6.8-percent ABV variety of a beloved favorite. As this brew is a margarita-style gose, expect hints of salt, lime and subtle tastes of tequila as you sip your way through this complex sour ale.

Photo credit: Boulevard Brewing Co.

Photo credit: Boulevard Brewing Co.

Hibiscus Gose: Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City
Fit for an afternoon of patio drinking, Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Hibiscus Gose is just as lightly sweet as it is sour. Brewed with traditional sea salt and coriander, brewers also steep dried hibiscus petals into this beer at the end of the brewing process. The result? A pink beer that’s just as great to drink as it is to look at. Find the Hibiscus Gose at Boulevard, on tap and in 12-ounce bottles.

Photo credit: Jackalope Brewing Company

Photo credit: Jackalope Brewing Company

Casper The Gose: Jackalope Brewing Company, Nashville
Fear not: Casper The Gose is as friendly and easygoing as a delicious gose can be. Jackalope Brewing Company’s take on this classic German-style beer is a half-pilsner, half-malt brew with a sour and spicy finish. Catch this seasonal Jackalope pick before it disappears on tap and in cans.

Photo credit: Goodwood Brewing Company

Photo credit: Goodwood Brewing Company

Hemp Gose: Goodwood Brewing Company, Louisville
Ready for a gose with a funky side? Check out Goodwood Brewing Company’s Hemp Gose, which includes all the makings of a great gose with one key ingredient: hemp. Count on picking up on notes of a light herbal aroma and a slightly funky finish while enjoying this experimental brew.

Photo credit: Fulton Beer

Photo credit: Fulton Beer

72 Stretch Gose: Fulton Beer, Minneapolis
With its name inspired by the 72-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that supplies the brewery with water, Fulton Beer’s 72 Stretch Gose is a complex ale comprised of three types of hops to pump up the bitterness, along with Mediterranean sea salt and coriander to pay homage to classic gose flavors. Expect to taste hints of citrus and melon while enjoying this brew, which can be found on tap and in cans from Fulton Beer.

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