Only after the Wall came down on November 9, 1989, could this traditional beer style make a comeback; and many craft breweries in and around Leipzig started to brew it again. According to the German Beer Institute, one of the driving forces behind the modern Gose-Renaissance has been the Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof (Gose Brewery Bavarian Station), wich opened its doors in 2000. It is located in the historic downtown train station dating from 1842 (depicted here as it looked in 1912) that linked Leipzig with Munich. Because Gose is spiced with coriander, next to hops, a spice that is technically verbotento be used in beer by the German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot). It took an exception from the otherwise immutable Purity Law for Gose to reclaim its former glory after German reunification.  Prost!

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