42 North Brewing has launched its latest sour beer to complement the warmer weather months. The 42 North Blueberry Gose is a modern take on a traditional gose with the addition of blueberries, blackberries, and red raspberries.
The can artwork gives a nod to 42 North’s neighbors in West Falls, The Blueberry Treehouse Farm. And, at 4.5% ABV, it’s a great beer to have whether you’re down at their farm or up in a treehouse.
Gose is a style of beer that originated in Germany and is characterized by its sour, salty, and slightly spicy flavors. Traditionally brewed with coriander and salt, gose is known for its tangy and refreshing taste. In recent years, craft brewers have taken this classic style and experimented with various fruit additions, resulting in unique and innovative brews like blueberry gose.
Combining the tartness of a gose with the sweet and tangy flavors of blueberries, this beer offers a delightful sensory experience that is both refreshing and complex. One of the standout features of blueberry gose beer is its refreshing nature. The tartness of the beer makes it incredibly thirst-quenching, perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or after a workout. The addition of blueberries adds a fruity sweetness that complements the tartness, making it a delightful balance of flavors on the palate.
The blueberry notes in the gose beer are often reminiscent of fresh blueberries, with their characteristic sweetness and tanginess. The aroma of blueberry gose can be inviting and alluring, with hints of blueberry jam, blueberry pie, and wild blueberry bushes. The aroma adds to the overall sensory experience of enjoying this unique brew. The blueberries impart their natural sweetness and tartness to the beer, creating a well-balanced flavor profile. The result is a beer that is simultaneously sour, salty, sweet, and tangy, with a beautiful purple color that is visually appealing.
Blueberry Gose is available in 16oz. cans to-go and on draft at the brewery right now.