San Diego, Calif. — As with all living things, beer creates its own personality, and this is one to admire: Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Gose from the artisans at Tusk & Grain.
What started as a take on a European classic, this Gose, pronounced “gose-uh,” has been enhanced with the addition of brettanomyces then nurtured in pinot noir barrels, sculpting its identity. Oak. Funk. Tart… These are just some of the flavors that compliment the incredible vinous nature of this beer, and like a fine wine, it will only continue to mature with age.
Gose is unusual in that it is brewed with slightly salty water and spiced with both coriander and hops. We combine malted wheat and barley for the grain bill and intentionally “sour” the wort with lactobacillus bacteria prior to the boil. The resulting aromas and flavors are tart and thirst quenching. Tusk & Grain’s take on this German classic adds a new dimension thanks to carefully-controlled aging in well-worn Pinot Noir barrels.
“The Barrel Aged Gose pairs well with a large variety of dishes, but I really love how it works with game bird or rich, fatty cheeses. The tartness and acidity cuts right through, and the funky aromas of brettanomyces enhance the wild nature of these types of foods. The complex aromas and flavors of this beer also stand alone very well. Enjoy it on a hot summer day or paired with your favorite meal” says Tusk & Grain Cellar/Barrel Master, Greg Peters.
- Tusk & Grain Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Gose – ABV 4.6%.
- Available at our tasting room only in a very limited run of less than 150 cases.
- Pre-sale bottles can be purchased at https://tggose.splashthat.com/
Founded on the ideals of a timeless craft, Tusk & Grain embodies the hard work and artisanship that seeks to create truly unique beers and barrel-aged specialties. Our brewers hand select the most sought after barrels, and use only the highest quality goods in the design and execution of their vision for these beers. We hope you will enjoy the bountiful flavor, complexity, and texture in each pour.