The Gose (pronounced goes-uh) originated in Germany which is also where the Reinheitsgebot (aka the German Purity Law) began. The law states that there are only to be 4 ingredients in beer, nothing other than Water, Malt, Hops, and Yeast. However, Gose gets by the purity law with a designation of “regional specialty.” “WHAT ARE THE MYSTERY INGREDIENTS?!” you ask. Well, traditional Goses see the additions of coriander and salt, are wheat based, and have a slight lemony tartness.
Now take what you just learned about Goses, and throw it out the window because there’s no such thing as the American Purity Law. Based in Colorado, Avery’s El Gose sees the additon of sea salt as well as lime. It’s slightly tart with a clean finish and a low-ABV, making it a great beer for this swampy weather coming up.