Catawba Valley Brewing! Todd and his staff took our malt in a new direction last week by developing a German Gose recipe with 100% Riverbend products. This style dates back to the 1700’s and is a classic summer sipper for Germans. While somewhat similar to a Berliner Weisse this style commonly incorporates salt and coriander in the boil for an interesting finish.
Brewing this style takes patience….it begins with a sour mash that allows naturally occurring bacteria on the grain to rapidly multiple over a 24 hour period. The following days includes the more traditional mash/sparge/boil processes. Expect low hop flavor and bitterness along with a session friendly ABV. Read more about the style here.
Hopefully this will be on draft in Asheville sometime in September…we’ll keep you posted.