Temple Brewing Blackberry Rhubarb Gose

Temple Brewing

Released December 23, 2020

Every time I visit my parents in South Gippsland, I can’t leave without my dad offering me some rhubarb. Sometimes it’s a few stalks of the stuff, often it’s part of the plant’s crown; with the assertion being that I should really be growing it in my own garden. It’s not often I’ll leave with any because while I quite the stuff, I rarely know what to do with it. Sure, put it with apples and make a crumble but I did that twice during Melbourne’s endless lockdowns and that was quite enough.

Temple Brewing do know what to do with it: put it with some berries and make a sour beer in their Blackberry Rhubarb Gose. Pouring a colour that’s somewhere between purple and pink, the rhubarb is a little more distinct than the blackberry, which works well with the beer’s tart side that makes it so refreshing. The blackberry on the other hand, adds a touch of sweetness and juiciness which makes me think I should have been using rhubarb and blackberries together all along. Fortunately, the family home has plenty of those too...

If seltzer’s more your speed, Temple also has a Shikuwasa & Ginger Alcoholic Seltzer out now, which uses the same small citrus fruit found in the brewery’s Okinawa Sour.

Will Ziebell

Temple Brewing

122 Weston Street
East Brunswick
VIC 3057

(03) 9380 8999
Open Hours

Thursday: 5pm to 11pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 9pm