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In a wildly successful exhibition of beer-impersonating-food, 1912 Brewing Company’s newest brew tricks your taste buds into thinking you inadvertently poured a pint of pie instead of beer. Brewed with fresh key lime juice, vanilla, and cinnamon, 1912’s Key Lime Pie Gose was released in honor of “Pi Day” on March 14. Pi Day is a holiday that celebrates mathematics (ahem, pi = 3.141592653…), but which is often commemorated, for lack of an aptly festive math problem I suppose, with all things pie-related.
1912’s Key Lime Pie Gose is bursting with fragrant key lime succulence and a bold tartness that is well balanced by the creaminess of the vanilla. The gose style is a favorite of the brewery’s and is customarily brewed with wheat (whose high protein content also adds to the creaminess of the style), and is finished with salt (which every baker knows is the key to making pastry flavor pop).
This beer is pie cosplay at its best, and at 5.4% ABV, you can enjoy a couple of slices, er… pints.
1912 Brewing Company is hosting a beer and tamale pairing today, Thursday, March 23 (National Tamale Day). Customers will get three 6-ounce beers paired with three mini tamales from Tucson Tamale Company. For dessert, we recommend a pour of the aforementioned Key Lime Pie Gose to close out a totally Tucson tasting.
1912 Brewing Company is located at 2045 N. Forbes Blvd. #105. For more information, visit 1912brewing.com.
Jessie Jean Mance was born in Tucson and never met a riparian area she didn’t like. She is a lover of lightning, sunsets, mezcal, music, and other intoxicating experiences. Mance resolutely believes that fresh air is medicine, burritos are the...