best of hands brewery and barrel house new beer releases

Three new beers from Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse


Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse in West Seattle recently released three new beers, available in 16-ounce aluminum cans, to go at the brewery’s taproom. Depending on how sales go, some of it may make it into wider distribution. Depending on crowler shipments go, some of it may be available on draft (crowlers to go) at the brewery.

Goza Butler - a gose, named after Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath

Two of them are IPAs: a West Coast IPA and NE IPA. The third beer is a gose: Goza Butler, with a name that is an homage to Geezer Butler, the bass player for Black Sabbath and label artwork that is a nod to the band’s 1971 albumĀ Master of Reality, a seminal record that influenced the shape of rock music for the ensuing decades.

goza butler - a gose from Best of Hands Brewery, an homage to Geezer Butler and Black Sabbath.

Here are the release notes from Best of Hands Brewery and Barrelhouse.


Hazy IPA featuring Enigma & Vic Secret hops for notes of raspberries and pineapple juice on the nose with dankness, light vinous qualities, & underlying hints of perfume. Generous body and slight nuttiness provided by additions of flaked, & malted wheat. Guava and lychee on the palate meld into flavors of raspberry and herbal-spiciness on the palate. Complex sticky, bittersweet finish heralding impressions of grapefruit pith, currants, and resin.

Malts: Pale 2-Row, Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Wheat
Hops: Enigma, Vic Secret
Yeast: Imperial A24 Dry Hop
Water Profile: Soft & Round, NEIPA


West Coast style IPA featuring HBC-472, & Idaho 7 hops for notes of lush pineapple and peaches with underlying hints of cedar, bell pepper, & blackberry on the nose. Juicy and clean body with flavors of nectarine, zesty orange, & pineapple, with underlying notes of earl grey tea. Floral, dank-herbal notes & grapefruit pith midway meld into notes of evergreen, bergamot orange, & menthol on the long, dry sticky-resinous finish.

Malts: Pale 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Honey Malt
Hops: Citra, HBC-472, Idaho 7 Hop Hash
Yeast: Imperial A24 Dry Hop
Water Profile: Dry, American Ale


Gose style tart wheat ale with sea salt, coriander, & pink peppercorns. Light stone ground cracker malt aromas with mineral undertones and fruity-floral peppercorn notes on the nose. Bready notes on the palate accompanied by the floral-nutty flavors of the coriander. Sea salt salinity emerges mid-palate to balance the malts with a mineral crispness and a savory zing. Finishes with a pleasant tartness akin to fresh squeezed lemon juice with notes of cereal grains and a flourish of peppercorn spice.

Malts: Wheat, Pilsner, Acidulated Malt
Extras: Sea Salt, Coriander Seed, Pink Peppercorns
Hops: Citra
Yeast: Imperial A24 Dry Hop
Water Profile: Dry, American Ale