Gose (“GOES-UH”) is a traditional German sour ale. Reuben’s Brews is a small, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Reuben’s Brews makes an award-winning Gose that’ll knock your socks off. So, it’s relieving news that Reuben’s Brews will be canning said Gose, so you can enjoy this sour/salty sesh in the sockless safety and comfort of your own home.
Last month, Reuben’s installed its brand new American-made canning line built by Colorado’s Wild Goose Canning at its 5010 14th Ave location. According to Reuben’s Brews, this new system will initially allow production of 70 cases an hour, with future upgrade capabilities. When it comes to the cans themselves, the brewery worked closely with its long-term design partner Blindtiger Design on the look of the labels, which come off clean and classy (just like the beer).
“People have been asking us to can for some time, and we’re excited to finally be able to do it,” said Adam Robbings, co-founder and head brewer. “Cans are a perfect way to take our beers with you wherever you go. They are also great for the environment and for the beer.”
Question: When and where?
On Feb.20, four-packs of 12-ounce cans of the brewery’s Gose (which is just called Gose) will be released at the taproom and start being distributed throughout Western Washington the following week. It comes it at 6 IBU and 4.3 percent ABV.
“We like being a little different, so that’s why we chose the Gose to be our first canned beer,” Robbings said. “Our Gose is crisp and refreshing, which I think makes it ideal for cans.”
Here’s the back story on this crushable Washington ale from the press release:
Robbings initially worked on the Gose recipe on his home system, brewing three different test batches to perfect the process before brewing it at the brewery. Not only was it popular among beer fans, but the first commercial batch took home the Gold Medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival and a silver medal at the 2015 World Beer Championships, and most recently it took home Gold at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards.
The brewery plans to can the following beers in 2016:
- Year-round: Gose (February)
- Year-round: Crikey IPA (debuts in early July)
- Seasonal: The Daily Pale (mid-April until it’s gone)
- Seasonal: Summer IPA (mid-May until it’s gone)