VANKLEEK HILL, ON – Beau’s All-Natural Brewing has announced the return of a beer that was previously brewed especially for one of their famous Oktoberfest events, and which will now be more widely available.
Opa’s Gose was likely the first modern version of the historic gose style – an unfiltered wheat beer brewed with sea salt and coriander – to be commercially brewed in Ontario when it was first released in 2010. It’s returning now in a much larger batch, and is described as follows:
Opa’s Gose is a revival of an ancient beer style that originated in and around the Saxon capital of Leipzig, Germany. The Gose style takes its name from a river that flows through the town of Goslar, in Lower Saxony. The saltiness, which typifies the style, is attributable to the mineral-rich aquifers that supplied the water for brewhouses in the region. The saltiness of the style is diffused and complemented by a coriander spice addition. In the heat of the summer season, the 5% Gose pairs well with summer sausage and lemon sorbet.
As an added twist, each bottle of Opa’s Gose will come with a small sachet of sea salt which can be added to the beer if desired to “further define and enhance each flavour, allowing consumers to customize their beer, while creating a lively effect as the salt releases carbonation in their glass.”
Opa’s Gose will be available starting tomorrow (Thursday July 11th) at the Beau’s retail store and BYBO delivery service. It will also be available at select LCBO outlets throughout Ontario, selling for $7.85 per 600 ml bottle.