Rurban Stops and goes
"Stops and goes" describes summer travel in Canada - whether it’s construction or meeting another piece of machinery on the road. This beer is a gose ("goesuh"): our version of a lightly salty, fruity, herbal and tart wheat beer meant to reward stopping for a pint when we reach a destination, and traffic no longer matters. Prost!
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.