July is Rickey Month here in the District, so what better time to celebrate DC’s signature summertime sip than with our own version of the gin rickey in gose form? It’s juicy, fruity & refreshing; perfect for the hot summer months. Cherry LIme Rickey Gose is DC Brau’s third installment of our kettle-soured beers that we’ve produced to date. This Gose was created to pay homage to the Rickey which was originally created here in DC at a bar named Shoomakers in the 1880s by George Williamson.
Cherry Lime Rickey Gose has a great mix of heavy cherry flavors, supported by a nice, sharp acidity compliments of the key lime, and the classic sour and subtle salty flavors of a traditional German-style Gose. Aromas of tart cherry coupled with a playful lime zest character lead to a fruit-forward beer with balanced acidity. It’s a great beer for the warm days of summer.
Over 500lbs of Red Tart Cherry puree and 200lbs Key Lime purees to lend a unique flavor profile akin to cherry pie with a kick of lime followed by light brine and a refreshingly sour, yet tart, aftertaste.