Appalachian Mountain Brewery (Boone, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will kick off its newly-established Sour Series with the June release of Margarita Gose.
Also known as Marg Gose (pronounced “mar-go-suh”) to Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s dedicated regulars, Margarita Gose is a traditional German-style Gose “brewed with fresh lemons and limes, sea salt, and coriander.” Clocking in at just 3.8% ABV, the “thirst-quenching” Margarita Gose is sure to be perfect accompaniment for a summer in the South Atlantic.
The origin story for Margarita Gose dates back to when Appalachian Mountain Brewery “won the Brewbound ‘Start-Up Brewery Challenge’ in 2014 and visited Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing to brew a victory collaboration beer.” It was during this experience that the brewing team at Appalachian Mountain Brewery “learned about kettle-souring techniques and the inspiration for Marg Gose was born.”
“Brewing that first sour beer with Widmer Brothers sparked our creativity, and we fell in love with the style,” said Nathan Kelischek, Brewmaster at Appalachian Mountain Brewery. “We kicked off our sour program here in Boone, and we’ve been experimenting with kettle sours ever since, adding our own High Country flair to the traditional style.”
Margarita Gose will roll out in June and is expected to hang around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Prost!
Vital Information for Margarita Gose from Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Release – Limited/Sour Series; launching June 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 3.8%
Added Ingredients – Lemon, lime, salt & coriander
Fun Fact #1 – Margarita Gose is packaged in “brightly colored 12-ounce cans with a vibrant patchwork design reminiscent of colorful barn quilts seen across the rural Appalachian countryside. The citrus-eyed skull on the back of the can gives a nod to Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls and the beer’s lemon, lime, and sea salt margarita-inspired flavors.”
Fun Fact #2 – On future releases in Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s (AMB) new Sour Series: “In 2019, AMB will release two more of its popular sour beers into six-packs of 12-ounce cans. Starting in July, fans across the South Atlantic can find Raspise, a Berliner-Weiss brewed with raspberry puree and spearmint, which grows thick as weeds in the High Country. In the fall, AMB will bring back Slice of Paradise, a kettle sour inspired by a Southern pie, made with raspberries, , graham cracker,, and cinnamon=, available in time for the holiday season.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee