Thursday, July 16, 2009

...one beer

It's not very often these days that I buy the beer for the household. Since I don't drink a lot of beer, Steve usually does the purchasing. But once in a while, I make the beer run. Now in Ontario, one normally goes to The Beer Store to purchase their rations although the LCBO also stocks beer. At most of the Beer Store locations you walk up to the counter, place your order, and your case of suds appears, flying down the metal rollers from behind a plastic curtain. Magic! But some locations are what I like to call, the Women's Beer Store. You walk into a giant cooled room and pick up the case or cases of choice. So why do I cal it the Women's Beer Store? Well if you follow social stereotypes, men hate shopping and women love it. Men go in, get what they want, and get the hell out. Women browse, checking out every aisle, whether it contains what they are looking for or not. I usually go into the Women's Beer Store with a pretty good idea of what I will be leaving with, but I look around anyway and always end up picking up a little something interesting. And that's what I did last week.

Brewed by Toronto's Mill St. Brewery, the Belgian Wit may just be the ultimate summer beer. It's an unfiltered, wheat beer and refreshing doesn't even begin to describe it. Orange peel and corriander give it both a fruity and slightly spicy taste. I would suggest enjoying it with a slice of orange. If you're a fan of Hoegaarden or Keith's Premium White, add this one to your list. Fantastic.

3 comments:

KnittingCanuck said...

Ohhh, I'll tell the hubby, he loves those 2! Cheers!

Mary Lynn said...

That's hilarious. It's so totally the women's beer store. I love browsing all the microbrewery beer selections.

Last time Ed took all our empties to the actual Beer Store, which was probably 4 or 5 months' worth of beer bottles, the guy at the counter said, "geez! you guys must be keeping the Ontario microbreweries in business."

Ed just said, "That's my wife's doing..."

Belgian Wit is a yummy one. :-)

vivian said...

We are lucky to have so many excellent microbreweries in Ontario. Another great wheat beer is the KLB Raspberry Wheat Beer. Hmmm, I may have to make another trip to the beer store...