On the heels of its highly acclaimed Gose series of beers, Anderson Valley Brewing Company announced today its latest release: Briney Melon Gose.  Available in draft and twelve-ounce cans, the Northern California brewery will begin shipping Briney Melon to its distributors worldwide beginning in early March.

With the success of The Kimmie, The Yink, and The Holy Gose and the subsequent Blood Orange Gose, the brewers at Anderson Valley set out to find new flavors that would complement its original recipe. “We are constantly looking for new ways to be innovative,” said owner Trey White. “Whether it’s creating new recipes or putting a twist on classic styles, our brewers like to push the envelope on conventional brewing.” Briney Melon Gose boasts a thirst-quenching tartness with subtle watermelon flavors and aromas that create a harmony with the additions of sea salt.  It has a dry, refreshing finish without being overly sweet.

While historical gose brewing methods relied on salted water, coriander, and spontaneous fermentation, Anderson Valley actually adds lactobacillus bacteria to the wort, a process known as kettle souring. “After the wort rests overnight, it’s then boiled to kill off any remaining bacteria while retaining the acidity we desire” White said.  “It allows us to brew on a larger scale without the need for a separate brew house or production line.”

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