Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

How it Gose at Wingman Brewers

Ron Swarner


Wingman-Brewers-Lime-GoseYou’ve heard of Gose. It’s German, a sour beer. Pronounced “Go-zuh,” like the thing that wrecked New York in “Ghostbusters.” Reported to be between 200 and 1,000 years old, it’s sour and salty, a low-ABV session beer, which means it won’t get you sauced.

Wingman Brewers has Lime Gose in its tanks.

“The Lime Gose is just about done,” Wingman co-owner/head brewer Ken Thoburn told me this morning. “Sours take a bit of time and sometimes to get them to the perfect pH you need an extra week. But, right now, the coriander and sour flavors are perfect so we are going to add in a whole bunch of lime juice, lime zest and sea salt. It should be available middle of this month.”

Wingman will also release its bottled Prop Wash IPA in a couple of weeks. Thoburn says the Prop Wash went through some extreme dry-hopping.

“I think people are really going to love it,” says Thoburn of the Prop Wash IPA. “A small batch of it will be on tap in the Taproom here soon.”

WINGMAN BREWERS, 2-9 p.m. Thursday, 2-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2-9 p.m. Sunday, 509 1/2 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 253.256.5240