One of the best-known Belgian brewers to cross over to the United States was Pierre Celis, a Belgian brewing legend credited with reviving the white beer, or witbier, style in 1966.
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Full Pints - REVIEWED_POSTS - Stylistically Speaking July 1, 2007 - K. Florian Klemp
With summer not-so-gently pounding on the door, it’s time to spotlight the summer quenchers. Few offer the complexity and satisfaction of Belgian witbiers. Beyond the light, soft body and tart, lemony finish, they present enough layered aroma and flavor to rival heartier wintry beers. Witbiers tantalize the senses with evocative reminders of the season. Textured... View Article
Full Pints - History September 1, 2006 - Roger Protz
In the small Belgian town of Hoegaarden the windows of stores and offices are decked out with posters that say in Flemish “Hoegaarden Brews Hoegaarden.” The town is about to lose its brewery and the citizens are deeply angered by the decision to close a plant that revived the “white” spiced wheat beers of the... View Article
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features Separating the Wheat July 1, 2006 - Daniel Bradford, Julie Bradford, with Lauren Clark
Temperatures rise. The ocean beckons. Baseball bats crack. Porch swings creak. Kids chase each other around the back yard. Fireflies dot the night darkness. Ah, must be the season of the wheat. Stop! Rewind. Did they say wheat? Yes, friends this is the season of the fabulous wheat, wheat beers in all their glory and... View Article
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking September 1, 2002 - K. Florian Klemp
In summer, a sojourn to the farmers market reveals both the bounty and the simple pleasures of the season. A beer that would be quite at home among the offerings are the witbiers, born on the farmland of eastern Belgium.