Across the Waves: Sloe Gin Gose
Perfectly in tune with the ongoing heatwave taking over London and the UK this Summer, we’re releasing our very first Gose – and collaboration with our friends over in Ireland, Lough Gill Brewery. Our Ireland Account Manager, Francesca, and our Assistant Head Brewer, Chris, met the guys from Lough Gill at Alltech Beer Festival back in March and it was here that the seed was planted to collaborate together to brew a beer that celebrated a coming together of ingredients from across the waves.
Across the Waves
Lough Gill are known for their big, bold and unusual beer styles – often with specialised ingredients. Sloe berries grow locally in Sligo, a town on the North Western coast of Ireland, and the inspiration for the Sloe Gin Gose was to bring distinct ingredients from two separate locations together; sloe berries from Sligo and gin from London.
Our Sloe Gin Gose was brewed with lemon, coriander seeds, gin-hydrated sloe berries and juniper berries. Irish sea salt was added in the end of the boil. Expect saltiness, a tart and zingy lemon sourness, and a dry, crisp finish with subtle botanical fruit flavours throughout. Refreshing and moreish, it’s definitely one for the sunshine – and it went down an absolute treat on the bar at Mason & Company on Saturday.
Not only is this our first brew on Irish soil, it’s also the first time a Five Points (collab) brew will be available in the States and is being imported and distributed to New York State. We’re incredibly chuffed with this and it’s awesome our beer will be available across the Atlantic. The beer made its Irish debut last month with a pour at Belfast Craft Beer Festival and at Bierhaus in Cork.
Tallboys and limited kegs
Sloe Gin Gose will be available in 440ml cans and a limited run of kegs. If you’re a trade customer and would like to get some in, contact our sales team on our [email protected].