We’re at the end of February already? That escalated quickly. I was hoping we could get away from the beer drama this month after everything that went down last month, but it seems not to be the case. Don’t worry; I’ll fill you in on everything you missed this month.
Rogue Ales has been busting out some attention-grabbing beers lately between their ongoing Voodoo Donut series, the Sriracha Stout, and now a beer to celebrate Hellboy. For those unfamiliar, Hellboy is a comic book character. His real name is Anung Un Rama and he’s a demon summoned from Hell to Earth by Nazi occultists. He doesn’t like said Nazis and fights against them. It’s hardcore. But, back to the beer: Right Hand of Doom Red Ale will debut this month in 22 oz bottles.
Okay, this is some real beer-nerd type stuff. I’m not a huge fan of Thrillist personally, but many people enjoy their beer ranking lists etc. One of their writers decided that because he doesn’t like goses, that this style is killing craft beer and in fact it may already be dead. Cue outrage from the craft beer community both for and against — the only reason I’m talking about it.
For those unfamiliar, a gose (pronounced go-zuh) is a style of beer that originated in Europe and is the beer of many of our ancestors. It is characterized by having a sour and salty flavor. This beer is definitely not for everyone, but I like them, especially Westbrook Gose. Regardless of whether or not you like the beer, making a sweeping generalization implying that craft beer is over because some people like this style and enjoy hunting them down is ludicrous. It’s the same as saying craft beer is dead because people are willing to buy tickets and line up to get one 5oz pour of Pliny the Younger.
Categories: Craft Beer