MRandall25 wrote:Had a Hoegaarden at Wexford Ale House last night. Reminded me of Shock Top Lemon Shandy with more lemon flavor and more of a beer taste.
Personally, the only Belgian wit that comes close to Hoegaarden in my book is Celis White, which is out of production at the moment thanks to the bankruptcy of Michigan Brewing Company. Every beer of that style owes its existence to Hoegaarden and the late Peirre Celis. Celis was a milkman who in 1966 decided to build his own brewery and revive that local style of beer (because he liked it himself), which had been dead in the town of Hoegaarden since the town’s last brewery went out of business in the 1950s. Every one of the hundreds of witbeers that are being brewed around the world owes its existence to one dude who really wanted to drink his favorite local style of beer again. That’s a great story.