LOS ANGELES – Just when you thought you’ve tried every iteration of craft-brewed refreshment, Angel City Brewery introduces a surprising, way-old-school style to its lineup: Salted Caramel Gose (goes-uh). This beer is inspired by the classic elements of a German gose, a distinct salty-sour ale traditionally fermented with coriander that dates back to the 9th century, and is updated with rich and balancing infusions of caramel and a touch of vanilla.
“Salted caramel is such a popular flavor profile, so we figured, ‘let’s try making a beer with similar flavors,’” said Layton Cutler, head brewer for Angel City Brewery. “Using locally sourced caramel, we combine what is classically a salty, savory beer with the vanilla and brown sugar notes of the caramel to create a sweet spin. The final product has a salty-sweet flavor that finishes with a sour kick.”
This unique beer is made with wheat and EuroPils and caramel malts, Hallertauer hops, vanilla, sea salt, caramel and lactose, and has 10 IBUs and an ABV of 4.3%. It will be for sale at the brewery’s retail store, as well as at select craft beer stores across LA.
This particular beer style is named for the Gose River, which runs through the German town of Goslar, the long-ago home to the unique beer. The distinct salinity of gose is likely a result of the ore-rich aquifers that supplied the water for its original brewers—Goslar was known for its rich copper, zinc and silver deposits. Traditionally made with a minimum of 50% wheat mixed with barley, gose is top-fermented with yeast and hops and gets its herbaceous and lemon-like notes from coriander. Unlike an IPA, those hoppy notes evaporate during the brewing process. Somewhat ignored since the early 1900s, gose’s salty-sour-herbal style is making a comeback in discerning beer circles. Angel City’s Salted Caramel Gose is poised to lead the charge, kissing the best traditions of this light and refreshing style— saltiness, sourness, a crisp finish, low-alcohol content—with the sweet and serene notes of caramel and vanilla.
About Angel City Brewery:
Angel City Brewery brews for the greater LA area and beyond at their Downtown based brewery in the heart of the Arts District. The brewery’s Public House features a 19-tap bar that serves an ever-changing roster of classic and newly inspired beer, and is open seven days a week with a full calendar of events ranging from trivia nights to art shows, live music and festivals. The Public House is open Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm – 12:00am, Friday 4:00pm – 1:00am, Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00am, and Sunday 12:00pm – 12:00am.
In a city known more for its glitz than its grit, Angel City Brewery is proud to rough things up a bit and work beneath the shiny surface. Our home in the Los Angeles Arts District is both brewery and canvas, the center of a revival for the city’s artists, musicians, hustlers, and craftspeople. It’s an LA that’s as ambitious as it is diverse — and our beer is no exception. Find Angel City on draft or in 6-packs at bars, restaurants and retail locations throughout California and Nevada. Visit the Brewery and Public House downtown for a brewery tour, tasting or weekly event, located at 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Angel City Brewery is an Alchemy and Science brand, a subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company.