REVIEW: Wild Rose Ponderosa Gose
The Ponderosa Gose is a tropical vacation in a glass. Leis and all!
By Shira Kogut on Aug. 23, 2017
The goat has got the right idea. Nothing like a little tropical getaway, but most Albertans usually save that for the cold winter months when we need to escape the cold weather. Well, let the Ponderosa Gose be your tropical summer escape.
Gose (pronounced goh-ZUH) is an unusual German beer style with a characteristic salty-sour flavour and coriander spice. You can learn more about at JustBeer University Beer Styles 201: Gose. I say unusual because not many breweries offer this delicious, salty beer, but Wild Rose Brewery is and it’s awesome.
Ponderosa Gose is a definite summer go-to beer and the description is right on:
Ponderosa Gose (goh-ZUH) is an irresistibly refreshing wheat beer brewed with passion fruit, salt and coriander. Pale, tart and unfiltered this brew is your party pal in tropical Alberta.
While Wild Rose brewers “developed this brew during the cold Albertan winter, thinking of warmer days”, I know I’ll definitely be dreaming of it during those cold winter months praying for summer to come. I had it at CRAFT Beer Market as part of their local flight, but it is also available at the Wild Rose Taproom and other places around the city.
So as you enjoy these last days of summer laying out on the balcony, soaking up the sun (replenishing those Vitamin D stores) and sipping a beer, make it a Ponderosa Gose. Go ahead put that Dollarstore lei on while you’re at it, for the full effect, of course.
Pauwel Kwak; Not a Quack, but a Genius
It is a pretty big honor to have a beer named for you, so what did Pauwel Kwak do to have a beer named after him? He was a hero to the working coachman.
VIDEO: Zen & The Art of Craft Beer
Chad Henderson of NoDa Brewing talks about turning your passionate hobby into your dream job.
Cheers to Sour Beers
Sour Beer: A deceptively simple term for a complex style. Is sour beer here to stay or a passing trend? I visited Bricks Wine Co. for the “Cheers to Sour Beers” tasting event with Certified Cicerone, Mike Maxwell, to see what the big deal is about sour beer and find out just what makes a sour beer, well… sour.
Chatting With Erin Baker of Trolley 5
This week, the spotlight is on Erin Baker, Assistant Brewer at Trolley 5 in Calgary, Alberta. She answers our questions about the Alberta Craft Beer Industry, her job and more.