Manayunk Brewing Company Belly Flop, a 4.0% ABV Cucumber Melon Gose
|Appearance||Orangish yellow with a thin white head.|
|Aroma||Cucumber, cucumber, cucumber. And salt.|
|Taste||Cucumber dominates, then melon, then salt. Puckering tartness to finish.|
|Mouthfeel||Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.|
|Overall||Refreshing and thirst-quenching. The perfect beach beer.|
Known for the manufacture and sale of fine textiles in the 1800s, Manayunk, Pennsylvania is now known for something even more luxurious… beer. Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant is located in the former Krook’s Mill from the early 1800s to 1992.
Harry Renner IV brought the facility in 1996 for a retail space, fine eatery, brewery, and entertainment complex. The first batch of beer was brewed at Manayunk Brewery on October 17, 1996. They expanded in 2000, adding an outdoor area overlooking the Schuylkill River.
Today Manayunk Brewery features staple year round beers, limited specialty beers, and several beer available in bottles and cans. The brewery was renovated in 2014, including a new brew house, outdoor fermenters, more brite tanks, and a glycol cooling system.
Belly Flop is a bright sour wheat ale based on the top-fermented gose-style beers originally brewed in Goslar, Germany. To change up the traditional recipe, Manayunk’s brewers added English cucumbers and melons to offset the briny and savory notes of the sea salt. Belly Flop is available in 4-packs of cans.
Wanna pick this one up? Manayunk brews are available throughout PA and NJ. Click here to use Manayunk’s beer finder.
Check out… Episode 87 of Beer Busters Podcast when we sat down with Evan Fritz at Manayunk Brewing Company.