My new favorite beer that I didn’t really like.
Gose (gohs-uh) is a style of beer that is salty and sour with a low alcohol content. Breweries experiment by making goses with all sorts of herb and fruit flavors, usually as a spring or summer seasonal release. My two favorites have been a rosemary gose (Rose Gose) from Trophy Brewing in Raleigh, NC and a lime gose (Suburban Beverage) by Perennial Artisan Ales.
I like watermelon, mostly because it is so water-y, but I don’t really like watermelon flavored anything. So when I tasted from the husband’s glass I thought, “This is wonderfully salty and refreshing, but I’m not sure I could drink a whole pint of this.” Then I ordered one for myself. With every sip I thought, “This is great, except for that watermelon flavor.” Then I ordered myself another one. Simple pleasures indeed.