Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is back in action as summer kicks up, slamming big flavors together in one canned package.
Key limes may be one of the most popular additions in craft beer these days. Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top has them in the base gose, plus Nicaraguan rum barrels. Brewery founder Brad Schell told Beer Street Journal of his excitement to find such great rum barrels.
“They smell like being drunk on a beach or being a pirate.”- Brad Schell
The base beer is a gose brewed with sea salt and key limes, then aged in the rum barrels for over three months.
The result? A bold beer. There are a few key lime flavored beers running around out there these days. While some just taste a little citrusy, Bright Ass Tank Top doesn’t let you forget what it is. A rum filled gose that is full of key lime juice. You can’t miss a bright as shit tank top walking by you. You won’t forget this beer either.
Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is available once again in 16-ounce cans and draft by the end of June (in time for July 4th).
Distribution: NC, SC, GA
Latest Return: Late June 2019
PIC: Beer Street Journal
New Realm Lime of the Party, the brewery’s first canned sour ale, debuts this weekend.
The first appearance of this kettle sour was in the fall of 2018, hitting taps at New Realm’s Atlanta location. Lime of the Party is a gose, with fresh lime juice added during fermentation.
“We found a supplier of really fantastic Key Lime Juice and after bringing in a sample, we knew it was the way to go for our first major Gose release. It truly is like enjoying Key Lime Pie in a glass.” – Mitch Steele, Co-Founder & Brewmaster
New Realm Lime of the Party is available in 12-ounce cans and draft, at the brewery’s Atlanta and Virgnina locations this weekend, with distribuiton to follow shortly after.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): 3/29/19
Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose has been canned once again this week, shipping soon from the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina brewery.
Regular Westbrook Gose (simply called Gose) debuted in 2012 and is still fairly hard for stores to keep in stock years later. Key Lime Pie Gose is no different. You say the word pie and people come running.
The slightly sour beer is brewed with coriander and sea salt, plus a touch of key lime juice.
Fans of the the brewery’s original gose will definitely find the resemblance in Key Lime. When cold (like, refrigerator cold), the beer has a strong lime tartness. Key lime juice is the boss. As the beer warms up a bit, there is some hints of graham cracker. Or… we could be completely making that part up. We can’t stop thinking about pie. It does become more pie-like as it gets warmer. Or we maybe we just want pie.
Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose will be available again in 12 ounce cans, and draft, as a limited seasonal.
Spring will bring Abita To-Gose to the French Quarter. (As well as everywhere else you can find Abita.)
In 2017, expect to see the Louisiana based brewery release a not only fresh takes on some of their most well-known beers, but also debuting a few new styles. Abita To-Gose the gose seen above being one of them. The brewery has introduced fresh key limes into a German-style gose. The result – a sour ale with a touch of salt and citrus.
In New Orleans, go-cups mean the fun (and the beer) doesn’t always stay inside the bar. To-Gose is Abita’s refreshing take on traditional Gose beer, brewed with malted wheat and barley, sea salt, coriander and German Perle hops. Fresh key limes added during aging create a sour ale with a kick of citrus, spice, and salt.
According to the brewery, Abita To-Gose should be available around May, 2017, in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Spring, 2017
Brew Hub Key Billy Island Ale is the first offering from the newly founded partner brewing collaborative. Brew Hub, from their own description, breaks down like this –
Partner brewing is a process that allows craft brewers to not only brew their beer to the exact specifications under the supervision of their own Brewmaster, but also to package and distribute from the Brew Hub brewery and make their beer available for export to national and international markets.
Brew Hub Key Billy Island Ale is a light amber ale, brewed with key lime juice. created by home brewer Pat Kennedy from Islamorada, Florida. The recipe is brewed at the Lakeland, Florida Brew Hub, for distribution in south Florida.
Style: Amber Ale (w/ Key Lime Juice)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.