Today we are brewing a Belgian witbier from a Yankee Brewer recipe. We were craving the orange peel/ coriander combo in a light summery brew, so this is it!
- 6 lbs. Briess wheat malt extract
- Torrefied wheat and 6 row pale malt grains (cracked)
- Flaked wheat (that looks like oatmeal!)
- Saaz/Tettnanger blend hops
- Dry bitter orange peel and coriander seed
- White Labs Platinum Series: Belgian Wit II Ale Yeast (WLP410) – fancy!
This light colored beer could be described as “blonde” in color, although it’s certainly not a blonde ale style. So, we turn to our old friends Blondie to accompany this beer. Erin and I did a nice duet of “The Tide is High” on the porch when conceptualizing this beer, but it wasn’t until I saw this video that I truly felt high.
Here are some things we learned from the video, and questions that still remain…
- Debbie Harry is very hot.
- Her hotness is cooled because she doesn’t know how to use a dishrag.
- Darth Vader?
- NYC traffic?
- Cape Canaveral? Is the rocket launch supposed to symbolize something?
- The dancing at the end – ???
Still, it’s a great classic song and I hope our beer picks up it’s whimsical tones.