I’ve kind of given up on the pronunciation. Gooze, gehrz, goo-zeh… whatever. It’s just not synonymous with the similar sounding style “gose”, which is German, and decidedly pronounced “goes-uh”. Gueuze is a Belgian style, and also has two correct spellings: “gueuze” in French, and “geuze” in Dutch. I don’t speak a lick of either language, […]
In late May 2019, I spent four days judging beer with brewers and beer professionals from all over the NW United States at the International Beer Awards in Idaho Falls, ID. About 100 judges worked through nearly 2,000 entries to decide which samples were the best of the best in each category. Utah claimed 25 […]
Kveik – The Wonder Yeast!
For lovers of history and ancient beer styles, everything old becomes new again. Kveik is one of the latest examples of something that has been around for centuries hitting the mainstream. Kveik, however, is not a beer style. It’s a type of yeast. In fact, the word “kveik” (pronounced “kvike”) is a literal Norwegian translation […]
2019 Big Beers Seminar Experience Part III: Ancient Nordic Beer Styles
Welcome to the third and final installment of 2019 Big Beers Seminar Experience. If you missed any related seminar or festival experience posts, they can be found below. 2019 Big Beers Seminar Experience Part I: Water Chemistry 2019 Big Beers Seminar Experience Part II: Foraging For Beer The 2019 Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival […]
Hello, Grisette, Pleased to Meet You!
I recently received an introduction to the beer style, grisette, courtesy of Salt Lake’s newest brewery, Toasted Barrel. While the style has been gaining some popularity in the craft beer scene for the past few years, it was my first encounter. When I asked the brewer what it was, he explained, “It’s like a saison […]
Get Along with the Saison
With its light body, spicy, subtle citrus flavors, and dry finish, the Belgian-style saison is perfect for summer consumption. Though not as approachable as a simple light lager, the complexity it has to offer makes the saison worth falling in love with. Saison is the French word for season. The beer – which comes from […]