Beer Of The Week: Destihl Brewery's Here Gose Nothin'
By Jason Baldacci in Food on Apr 25, 2015 6:00PM
This week, we're checking out a beer that would compliment Spring weather very nicely, if only the weather would get around to cooperating with us.
Here Gose Nothin' is a Gose-style beer from Destihl Brewery out of Bloomington, IL. It pours a deep golden-orange color in the glass, with a yeasty, spicy aroma. On the palate, however, there's a punch of tartness from the lactic fermentation the brewery employs to make this beer, as well as a hint of funk from wild yeasts.
As you drink it, you're hit with prominent notes of Meyer lemon and granny smith apple, along with the coriander and sea salt that Destihl brews adds in to be true to the style of Gose. The coriander lingers on the finish a bit, and the salt lends a mineral-induced mouthfeel. At 5% alcohol content, Here Gose Nothin' is a touch more sour than a traditional German Gose might be, but it's also very refreshing—and a lot of fun.
If you're not familiar, Gose is an ancient style of beer from Germany that's brewed with malted wheat as well as barley, is spiced with coriander and salt, and fermented with lactobacillus (wild bacteria) and wild yeast. At one point in time, it was all but extinct in Germany with only a few brewers paying any mind to the style, but a lot of American brewers have started making their own representations of it over the past couple years. We've written about them a couple times before, and we have a feeling there will be more to come as sour beers become more popular in the United States.
Here Gose Nothin' is available on draft and in 12oz cans, check beermenus.com to see where you can pick some up this weekend.