Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era
by Fal Allen
Pub Date 07 Sep 2018
Explore the sensation of tart, fruity and refreshing Gose-style beers, popular in Germany centuries ago and experiencing a renaissance today. Follow the development of this lightly sour wheat beer as it grew, then bordered on extinction, before surging into popularity due to the enthusiasm and experimentation of American craft brewers.
Gose explores the history of this lightly sour wheat beer style, its traditional ingredients and special brewing techniques. Discover brewing methods from the Middle Ages and learn how to translate them to modern day beer. Learn about salinity, spices, and lactic acid as you experiment with Gose recipes from some of the best-known craft brewers of our time. This refreshing journey captures the innovation and experimentation that is occurring within the style and help you brew your own Gose-style beers.
A Note From the Publisher
Format: Paperback & eBook
"I have over ten years' experience in sour beer production, including Gose. There is much I have learned from this book that will continue to help me in my professional career. Fal writes with such simple clarity and depth that brewers of all levels and beer enthusiasts alike can enjoy and benefit from this book."
—Ron Gansberg, Brewmaster, Cascade Brewing
"There is more to Gose than just coriander and salt. Fal Allen reveals its rich history while giving the reader an in-depth introduction to both modern and historic Gose-style beers, their ingredients, and their quirks. Follow Gose on its journey from the imperial city of Goslar into the Gosenschänke of Leipzig and on to craft breweries in the US and the world."
—Benedikt Rausch, Wilder Wald
"Fal takes us on a Dickensian journey through time, detailing what was, what is, and what may become of our beloved and mostly misunderstood Gose. Fal covers the depth and breadth of brewing Gose, with tips, clever tricks, and tasty anecdotes along the way. Whether you're a beer newbie or a master brewer, this book is required reading for all."
—Kristen England, Head Brewer, Bent Brewstillery
August 7: Press Release
August 15: Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era on sale on BrewersPublications.com
August 15 - August 22: Presale for Members of the Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association
September 7: Public Release