GOSE | ?????ABV

What can I say, for my first ever Gose, it was pretty amazing. Bad Kitty is a brilliant blend of sour flavors with a crisp clean, pilsner-esque body. I’m sure many of you are thinking, that’s Brugge Brasserie White. Well, in part, your right. Bad Kitty was bottled completely by accident in White bottles with a total of 2 or 3 cases. I am one of the fortunate ones who had the pleasure of enjoying this beer from the bottle, as most were kept by the brewer.

As mentioned before, this beer has the characteristics of a snappy Pilsner, compiled with sour flavors. Gose is wild beer of the German tradition, perhaps standing closely to its cousin Berliner Weisse. As Michael Jackson (the one with 2 gloves) has mentioned before, all beers at one point in history were wild.

Food wise I can envision this bad boy standing tall against lots of German traditions. I’m surprised to think that sausages would pair well with Bad Kitty. The wonderful light body and refreshing sour flavors would slice through the heavy umami flavors of any style German sausage. Sauerkraut and it’s traditional sourness would pair well in my opinion, as well as many other cabbage dishes.

I’m quickly realizing how sourness is the hoppiness of past days. With the ability to compliment, contrast and cleanse, sour is a tradition with food.

beer + food = Barleydine



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