Powell Brewery to Release Funky Gose Medina

Powell Brewery in Vancouver BC has announced the release of a new tasting room-only beer called Funky Gose Medina.

Funky Gose Medina is a gose-style ale aged in Merlot barrels with Brettanomyces. It is said to be light and refreshing with notes of lemon balm, salt, and pepper which lead into a velvety mouthfeel with back notes of melon and Brett funk.

They will have limited quantities available in the tasting room staring at 12 pm on October 13, 2017.



Deep Cove & Persephone Collaborate on Pink Lemonade Gose

Deep Cove Brewing in North Vancouver and Persephone Brewing in Gibsons have released the the fourth in the series of ongoing collaborations: Pink Lemonade Gose.

Nicknamed “Collaboration IV: A Brew Hope” Pink Lemonade Gose was brewed with “a butt load” of wheat and aged on fresh lemon juice, raspberry, and cranberry puree.

It is said to be insanely drinkable with raspberry, cranberry, and a citrusy acidic twang, and finishes salty like a Gatorade—keeping you wanting more.

This is a very small batch and won’t last long.


Ravens Releases Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose

Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford BC has announced that their previously draft-only Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose will now be available in bottles.

Corvus is a gose brewed with tart, red lingonberries and lime to complement the acidity already present in the beer and add a new dimension to the flavour, as well as a beautiful colour. They say they also added just enough pink Himalayan salt to provide a bright sparkle that makes the whole beer shine.

Corvus is available now at the Ravens tasting room and bottles should be appearing soon at select private liquor stores across the province.


Driftwood Releases 2017 Batch of Cry Me a River

Driftwood Beer in Victoria BC has released a fresh batch of their Cry Me a River gose.

Brewed in the tradition of the artisan brewers of Leipzig, this rare style of wheat beer is named after the Gose River whose slightly salty waters originally gave the beer its characteristic taste. This style went extinct twice in Germany but is today enjoying a revival in Leipzig and here in North America.

Cry Me a River is dry, tart, citrusy, and slightly salty, so is deliciously refreshing on a hot summer’s day. Think of it as alcoholic Gatorade. 🙂

You can find the beer in select liquor stores around BC today.

ABV: 5%
Malts: Wheat, Pilsner
Hops: Hallertauer


R&B Releases Gose with a Nose Collaboration with Doans

R&B Brewing has released a new collaboration with Doan’s Craft Brewing Company  called Gose with a Nose.

This Gose is a little unconventional. While it is lightly soured by Lactobacillus fermentation and is slightly salted, this one was brewed with a grain bill of rye and wheat instead of Pilsner malt and wheat (it is Doan’s). It was also dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops, which is interesting because a Gose typically doesn’t have much hop presence—hence the nose part of the name, I guess.

I love the silly name, but it doesn’t actually work, because Gose is pronounced Go-zah. #beernerd