20 April 2017
Near the middle of 2016, we acquired a truckload of freshly emptied tequila barrels from a variety of distilleries. After experimenting with barrel-aging beers we currently brew to assess the character the barrels would provide, our brewing team decided to brew a German-style gose infused with lime peel to create Tequila Barrel Lime Gose.
Pouring deep golden in color, Tequila Barrel Lime Gose presents aromas of oak, vanilla and caramelized banana with bright lime character transitioning to subtle tequila notes and coconut. With a pleasant, refreshing lactic acidity and hints of coriander and sea salt, citrus flavors mingle with malt sweetness to temper the acidity and touch of heat provided by tequila barrel-aging. Crisp and clean, Tequila Barrel Lime Gose, tapers to a slightly salty finish that begs for another sip.
A perfect accompaniment to tacos al pastor, chicken flautas and guacamole, Tequila Lime Gose will begin showing up on draft walls in the Greater Kansas City Area this week with other regions to follow soon. At 5.9 ABV and 15 IBUs, Tequila Barrel Lime Gose will be available exclusively on draft throughout our current distribution footprint.---
- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer