Year of New Beer: Tokyo Style Gose (for Takashi Mizutani), Zebulon Artisan Ales (Weaverville, NC)
Written By: Dion on 07/17/2020
Made the short drive north of Asheville to visit this gem of a brewery, and everything I tasted was stellar. Literally would have been pleased with a full pour of any one of them, but Goses are my favorite. Second from the left in the photo, this has a very nice, clean aroma of lemon and light ginger. Nothing unnecessary. Moderately sour on the tongue, the pickled ginger provides an excellent counter to the slightly earthy, saltiness of the miso. So crisp and refreshing, especially on such a hot day. Grabbed a bottle of this to bring home, and I'll certainly take the brewer's suggestion of pairing it with some sushi. Can't say enough good things about this wonderfully quaint brewery. Worth the 15-20 minute drive, for sure.