I discovered the folks over at Blue Moon Brewing have put together a glorious Belgian style Wit. If you know my beer tastes, you know that I love the Belgians and their willingness to experiment and have fun with the craft. That said, I think that some of the things they put in beer are abject failures (strawberries? I know some people like Framboise, but uh-uh from here...). But the idea of having fun is great.
And Wit's are among my favorites. Some wheat and oats to round off the barley and some orange peel and coriander to season. Great stuff on a hot summer day.
Blue Moon's Wit is perfect with about a quarter orange squeezed into the glass, and the rind then tossed in afterwards to float around and add some pulpy texture.
And since today's been hot as hell (for Pacific NW standards - 85 now feels like the "burning the flesh of my bones" level to this one time Central Valley Californian...), I've got a glass chilling in the freezer and an orange ready for the slicing.
And did I mention that Costco has 24 bottle cases on sale?