2015 Summer of Gose. What are your winners?

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  1. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,498) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Seems like this year, many brewers across the U.S. came out with their first attempt at making a Gose style brew. Which did you find to be your favorite new Gose that was released this year?

    For the couple new ones I had distributed in MD, Victory's Kirsch Gose, was hands down the best crafted one I had amongst the 3-4 other new arrivals. Honorably mention was Union's Old Pro Gose. Rest I had were pretty lame/not tasty.
  2. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Meyvn (1,162) Sep 18, 2012 Georgia

    Union's Old Pro was my favorite by far!! Interested to hear others' opinions/winners..
  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    My favorite Gose so far this year/season is Sixpoint Gose 2.0 (Best By December 2015). That beer has a very enjoyable balance of tartness, salt and coriander. It is the 'Goldilocks' of Gose beers!!

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  4. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,498) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Rechecked my results...DESTIHL "Here Gose Nothing" would be my #2 this summer but not sure if they made a Gose previously. If so, count that one as a really solid one.
  5. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,503) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Victory Kirsch Gose lacked for me.

    The only other newly brewed one that I had was Sixpoint Jammer 2.0 and it was a huge improvement for my preferences over 1.0. As such my vote Gose for this one.
  6. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,498) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    When did the 2.0 hit your shelves? I haven't seen it yet down in MD, just stacks of the original Jammer.
  7. HattedClassic

    HattedClassic Poo-Bah (3,017) Nov 23, 2009 Virginia

    1) Lost Rhino Gose.
    2) Victory Kirsch Gose.
    3) Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose.

    I still have to taste Jammer 2.0 to see how it stacks up.
  8. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,177) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio

    Ditto, the Sixpoint Jammer Gose 2.0 version.....while I enjoyed the regular version and bought several 6 pks of it, the new iteration is even more delicious....kudos!
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  9. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I have no knowledge of MD but 2.0 is on PA shelves right now. Maybe it first arrived 2 weeks ago?

  10. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,498) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    AV came out last year.
    I'll try to find the Lost Rhino if I go down to Dulles/Leesburg area. They don't distribute north of the border.
  11. Spreetaper

    Spreetaper Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2014 New York

    1. Westbrook Gose
    2. Lost Nation Gose
    3. Artista Zynergia: Gosatequin - OEC Brewing
    4. Jammer 2.0 - Sixpoint
    5. Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
    6. Destihl Wild Sour Series Here Gose Nothing
    7. Siren/Stillwater When the Light Gose Out
    8. Jammer 1.0 - Sixpoint
    9. Kirsch Gose - Victory
    10. Troublesome - Off Color
  12. senglish7

    senglish7 Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Mississippi

    (1) Westbrook
    (2) Everyone else....
  13. MUTINY

    MUTINY Meyvn (1,135) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Victory Kirsch Gose for sure. Not sure if it's new, but it was new to me this year: Off Color Troublesome.
  14. PhirstBlood

    PhirstBlood Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 Maryland

    Old Pro. Not new, but still the tits. Now available in cans. Get some yo.
  15. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    Westbrook Bearded Break-In and Gose, Creature Comforts Cucumber & Lime Tritonia
  16. RichD

    RichD Champion (812) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    I don't think it was new this year, but I just tried Lost Nation's Gose 2 weeks ago and it was fantastic. Westbrook's was leagues better than any other Gose that I've had, but Lost Nation's was great. I can't wait to try their citra dry hopped, Gose, The Wind.
  17. Canada_Dan

    Canada_Dan Savant (903) Jun 14, 2013 Colorado

    Super Going by Grimm was kickass. Honorable mention to Ruby's Tears from the guys at Marz
  18. therackman

    therackman Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2009 Oregon

    So many people like this and it was a drain pour for me. I suspect the two cans I got were mishandled cause it had a putrid taste that made me dump it. Not new but Westbrook Gose and Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose are my two faves.
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  19. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aspirant (275) Aug 29, 2014 Colorado

    The Freemont gose,I forget the name, but is really really solid
  20. JMH_

    JMH_ Poo-Bah (1,883) Feb 24, 2001 New Jersey
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    Thanks to both of you. We really appreciate it! The entire team put in some solid work to really dig in and make some subtle yet noticeable tweaks while still remaining faithful to the original recipe. Cheers!
  21. BranfordBound

    BranfordBound Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Just finished off my 6-pack of Jammer 2.0 and I gotta say that I dig it! It's a solid gose, for sure. My new summer beer!
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  22. JMH_

    JMH_ Poo-Bah (1,883) Feb 24, 2001 New Jersey
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    Some quick hits for you that appear to have received the #InstaJammer:

    Wine Source - Baltimore
    Lighthouse Liquors - Baltimore
    State Line - Elkton
    Ye Olde Spirit Shop - Frederick
    Liquor Pump - Baltimore
    Franklin Liquors - Ijamsville
    Mt Airy Liquors - Mt Airy
    Eddies Liquors - Baltimore
    Nick's - Waldorf
    Gateway Liquors - Thurmont
    Liquor Stop - Bel Air
    DJ Liquors - Frederick
    Rips - Bowie
    The Cellars - Baltimore
    Wine Underground - Baltimore

    @CleanFiend may be able to direct you to some others.
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  23. Skellbop

    Skellbop Defender (688) Feb 26, 2015 New York

    Not all of these might be new releases from this year, but they were new to me, so close enough! Luckily there are a lot of good options. Here are my top 5:

    De Garde Hose
    Westbrook Gose
    Off Color Troublesome
    Victory Kirsch Gose
    Sixpoint Jammer
  24. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,455) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    Steady As She Gose from Big Ugly Brewing in Chesapeake, VA. Brewed with Ghost chilis. Not too hot, but an amazing gose...............
  25. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    Did y'all get any Westbrook Bearded Break-In in New York? That was the best gose I've tried - hopped with Sorachi Ace which isn't usually a favorite of mine, but it worked perfectly for that beer.
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  26. zp6167a

    zp6167a Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2011 District of Columbia

    Another vote for Union's Old Pro Gose.

    Also really enjoyed FATE's Tequila Barrel Aged Uror Gose.
  27. Mikus

    Mikus Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    1) Westbrook 2) Boulevard Hibiscus 3) AV. I liked Jammer, but as a twist more than to the style (though I guess Hibiscus is a twist too...). Cheers to more Gose!
  28. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,349) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    You all have me... YES ME!!! to Thank... no HONOR... because I demand... DEMANDED brewers state side made more of this style..

    yup you all have more Gose than you can shake a stick at, all because I taunted domestic brewers to even dare trying this brew years ago.. yup yup.

    It's a fact..


    so in answer to your question...

    Still haven't found a new one in 2015 that I had that has blown my brains out... just sayin :wink:
  29. SCW

    SCW Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2004 New York

    Damn, looks like Jammer 2.0 gets the most mentions thus far. Haters fading into obscurity, whereas the true-school congregation moving things forward with positive feedback and earnest hearts! #FTW

    And its time to #levelUP again, as Jammer 3.0 will be in the works, to take it even higher. We're already working on it - along with many other interesting things. Got any suggestions? Hit us up: BEER at SIXPOINT dot com



  30. epyon396

    epyon396 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2014 Pennsylvania

    EvilTwin Mission Gose was my absolute favorite, and Victory's was pretty good.
    I didn't care for Jammer, but I'm willing to give 2.0 another shot.

    The worst was DuClaw Umeboshi. Smelled and tasted like drain water *shudder*
  31. Kylo76

    Kylo76 Aspirant (275) Aug 29, 2014 Colorado

    Mission gose is very good also.
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  32. OGShotzy

    OGShotzy Disciple (385) Oct 5, 2014 Pennsylvania

    My heart says Westbrook Gose...
    My numbers say Evil Twin Gose...

    My MIND says if they were brewed at the same place, they're probably the same beer!
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  33. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    Westbrook Gose
    Evil Twin Mission Gose
    Stillwater The Devil Is People
    Anderson Valley Blood Orange
    Desthil Here Gose Nothing
    Victory Kirsch Gose
  34. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (6,930) Feb 19, 2009 Washington

    Really liked Kirsch Gose. I also tried de Garde Hose for the first time this year and probably love it the best.

    I dig on the Westbrook, too, when I can get it :slight_smile:
  35. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (407) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    I wish Westbrook and Stillwater would do another Gose gone wild
  36. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    LOL CLOSE!!! Evil Twin's version is not as salty as the WB original. Anyone had any WB variants? I remember Gozu was pretty good...they added Yuzu Fruit. It would be interesting to see a MASSIVE line of Gose's from Westbrook. Wouldn't it be amazing if they did like 20 kinds with different fruit? Similar to De Garde with the Berliner Weisse Style. But De Garde is a whole different level of awesomeness in the sour world.

    Favorite sours right now BESIDES GOSE:
    Side Project/Jester King/Avery/Prairie/Hill Farmstead (the sour ones :stuck_out_tongue:)/De Garde

    Almanac is good but not great. I love Prairie's subtlety in many of their tart saison selections.

  37. bbowdoin

    bbowdoin Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2013 Georgia

    Creature Comforts Cucumber Lime Tritonia is probably the best and most unique I've had this year; I am biased, in that, I do live in Athens and the bar/restaurant where I work was able to get a second keg!! The perfect most refreshing beer for the sweltering heat!
  38. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    I seriously wonder why they don't? Did Stillwater steal some thunder from Westbrook with a WILD gose? IMO, that is what was so amazing about it, the Brettanomyces went absolutely perfect with the base gose.
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  39. Skellbop

    Skellbop Defender (688) Feb 26, 2015 New York

    Not that I've seen, but I'll keep my eye out for it now!
  40. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,366) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Toss up between Westbrook's Gose and Anderson Valley's Blood Orange...
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