The gose beer style is one that is associated with summer and we cannot agree more about this sentiment. Seattle’s Elysian Brewing enters the fray this year with the launch of Salt & Seed, a watermelon gose.
Brewed with 100% natural watermelon and kosher salt, Salt & Seed is brewed with an even split of pale and malted white wheat, along with a dash of acid malt. Salt & Seed is bittered with Huell Melon and Northern Brewer hops for a puckery beer.
Salt and Seed pours a light copper color with a bit of haze that’s topped with a fluffy white head. Fragrances of watermelon and salt permeates through the sour aroma from the kettle soured beer. There’s plenty of body to this 4% ABV beer that fills your taste buds full of watermelon and salt before the sourness hits the back of your mouth.
Elysian Brewing’s Salt & Seed will be a great addition to your cooler for any outdoor activity in the coming months. Nothing mind blowing but a desirable, easy drinking and refreshing beer! Look for it in 6-pack, 12oz cans and 12oz bottles.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.