18 Feb

There’s no way to sugar coat it, so let’s get right to the dumb:

Until a listener named Michael pointed it out, I was not aware that Gueuze and Gose were separate styles, a fact that became glaringly obvious in episode 109 when I confidently stated that Gose is just the Americanization of the spelling/pronunciation of Gueuze. Garrett chuckled suspiciously and his instinct was correct, though, he does have an advantage in already being familiar with the fact that I’m an idiot.

This is particularly shameful because I am a BJCP certified judge, which by definition means I have amassed a certain amount of beer knowledge and should at the very least imply that I am familiar with, you know, the different kinds of beer that exist. If I had a defense, it would be that Gose is not included as a style in either the 2004 or 2008 BJCP style guidelines. It has been added to the draft 2014 guidelines under category 27: Historical Beer. I am not familiar with the updated 2014 guidelines because I don’t actually like the guidelines all that much, so I’m not going to use documentation as an excuse. Plain and simple: It was an honest gap in my knowledge that has now been closed.

We’ll address this in a future episode, but I wanted to go on the record and acknowledge the mistake. Fun!

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