Tree Gose Rider mMXV Barrel Aged Series
Gose Rider is an irresistibly refreshing German style ale. Wheat and barley malt, Saaz hops, coriander and salt results in a light bodied, tan ale infused with unique flavours thanks to aging 18 months in French Oak barrels previously used to age red wine. We only made enough for 99 cases, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. Barrel Aged, Limited Edition Aging our beer in barrels previously used to age other types of alcohol is one more way we are pushing the boundaries of the wild frontier of beer. This not only adds delicious complex flavours to the beer, it creates a limited edition batch that is one of a kind (just like the independent spirits that prefer things on the Wild side). Batches are small, so heed the call of the barrel aged Wild while you can.
Sour wheat beers were common in many parts of medieval and early Industrial Europe. Two styles – lambic and Berliner weisse – survived, but many others did not. Gose and Lichtenhainer are historic styles of sour wheat beer. Grodzisk is sometimes tart, sometimes not. Gose is seasoned with salt, Grodziskie and Lichtenhainer contain smoked malt. Historical sources are mixed about Lichtenhainer containing wheat, so modern interpretations may vary. Grätzer is an alternative name for Grodziskie. All three will be relatively low alcohol, with a strong wheat character, but will be distinct from classic examples of Berliner Weisse or lambic. As all we have are historical recreations, substantial differences may exist between interpretations.