Monday, June 25, 2007

Episode 11: Hoegaarden- Oh I've got Hoes

This week we look at Hoegaarden a beer from Germany, that you can get anywhere.


Well for those of you who don’t know what Guinness is, for shame I say. However for those of you who do know that it is a Irish Stout brewed in Ireland, you may be interested to know that it may no longer be brewed in the historic brewery, where it has been been brewed since 1759.


  • Hoegaarden Brewery founded in 1966 in Hoegaarden, which is in Flanders Belgium, by Pierre Celis, so it is a relatively new brewery to the region, being that most of the breweries there are from the 1500’s.
  • Currently it is owned by InBev, the biggest brewing company in the world!
  • In other words, you can get this just about anywhere.
  • The beer itself, Hoegaarden Original White Ale, is typically the beer that you can find on tap at most decent beer bars, with a blue handle and a yellow and white top.
  • The vitals on this beer are 4.9% ABV, which is a little lower than last weeks beer.
  • This is a very cloudy, white beer. In fact it almost looks like a Coors light would look like if they left the yeast in it.
  • The taste however is not the taste of Coors light. It has a much more carbonated than last weeks beer, although not as much as the Pilsner Urquell that we talked about before. Again though you should taste some citrus and spices in this beer, although nothing overwhelming.

Next week

We have come to the end of a series after the next show. For the pinnacle here we are going to be talking about Gumballhead Beer from Three Flyods Brewing Company.

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