Hopworks Brewery, Portland’s only Certified B Corp brewery, has recently released a barrel-aged beer that is made with the summer goodness of watermelons. The limited release Barrel-Aged Rindless Watermelon Goseis now available in 4-pack, 16oz cans and on draft.
Barrel-Aged Rindless Watermelon Gose began as Hopworks’ Rindless Watermelon Gose that was then aged in tequila barrels for six months. The result is described as a complex, yet refreshing sour ale as the tequila-derived earthiness and the oaky notes balance cleanly with the watermelon, lime and saltiness of the Gose. Barrel-Aged Rindless Watermelon Gose sits at 6.7% ABV and 10 IBUs.
“Our Rindless Gose was already reminiscent of a salt-rimmed margarita, so it made perfect sense to let it hang out in tequila barrels for half a year,” said Ryan Pappe, head brewer at Hopworks. “This is a refreshing summertime choice for sour beer lovers, with a satisfying pucker, juicy aromas and complex flavors.”
Tequila Barrel-Aged Rindless Watermelon Gose is a limited-run beer and is available while supplies last in 16-ounce 4-packs at retailers in Oregon, and at Hopworks’ two pubs. Hopworks Brewery is located at SE 29th & Powell Blvd. in Portland, and SE 177th & Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver.
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.