MERIT Brewing Releases Roses Are Red and Violets Are Blue Beer-Wine Hybrids

HAMILTON, ON – MERIT Brewing has announced the release of a pair of beer-wine hybrids, one brand new and the other returning for another year.

Roses are Red Gewurtztraminer Gose (7.5% abv):

A beautiful new hybrid brewed with Gewurtztraminer grapes from Rosewood Winery and juice from Fielding Estates Winery. Over 600lbs of freshly pressed Gewurztraminer skins were added to a traditional zero-hop gose for extended aging. Pouring a honeycomb gold with aromatics of elderflower, white grape juice, and stone fruit with tropical lychee and bright floral character bursting out of the bottle. Roses is pure love in a glass.

Violets are Blue Gamay Gose (6.3% abv):

This year’s version pours a gorgeous rosy pink with heady aromas of strawberry, watermelon, and cherry, capped off by a stunningly dry acidity engulfed by grape, cherry, roses and field berry. It’s a Prince song in a glass. Think Sexy Dancer – the album version. Brewed with Gamay juice and skins from Fielding Estates and additional skins from Rosewood Winery.

Both beers are available now at the MERIT Brewing retail store and online shop.

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