Hoegaarden

Tonight we attended a BostonEco tweetup. This is the 4th time Janet (the organizer) has held four of these events and Melissa and I have been lucky enough to attend all four. Good people, and good networking. There are some “regulars” that we now recognize and can spark up immediate conversation with, which is also nice.

We bailed on the tweetup and hour before it ended – primary because I wanted to get home and review a beer. Priorities man…PRIORITIES!

And since I had nothing cooled, I’m going with an extra Hoegaarden I have hanging around from the weekend.

Hoegaarden is a Belgian white beer. It’s brewed out of Belgiumland.

Only 2 years ago I hated this stuff. Seriously…hated it like you hate it when you’re on the dumper and realize there is no TP left and end up having to take off your boxers, wipe with them, and then go commando the rest of the night. I swear that’s never happened to me. Really…I swear.

These days Hoegaarden is one of my favorites. It goes down like water, but in no way is watery. It’s incredibly light in color and could easily be mistaken for a Berlinerweise in color. Fizzy. Wheaty/yeasty. Strong citrus and coriander flavors.

One of my favorite places to drink a Hoegaarden is at a Boston Bruins hockey game. Beer options at the game are pretty decent, and if I have a choice to pay $8 for a cup of Bud or the exact same for a Hoegaarden…DUH!

4.9% ABV helps the brew go down quick. You could probably tear through a half dozen of these at a Bruins game. I don’t recommend it though. Bathroom lines get too long, and you’ll probably end up peeing yourself while you wait and have to throw out your boxers. Then what are you gonna do when you run out of TP?


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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.