We’re now into Week 4 of quarantine and things are getting weird. Working from home without pants on is the norm. “Talking moistly” is now a thing. And don’t even get me started on Tiger King. On the plus side, everyone’s yard has never looked better!
Day drinking, at home, alone, on a Tuesday, has now become a completely normal thing to do, too. If you plan on cracking that first beer of the day before noon, however (no judgment), consider sticking to low ABV, session beers. Moderation is key, after all, even in these bizarre times we find ourselves in.
Field House’s new flagship beer release, House White, is perfect for being stuck in the house and crushing all day long while we watch society crumble around us. This light and refreshing take on the Belgian-style witbier offers notes of citrus and spice. It’s so good you’ll momentarily forget that you haven’t been outside in over a week and that your RRSPs are now worth less than your 1996 Toyota Corolla that’s been gathering dust for the last month. The tart, dry finish will have you soon cracking another, and another, and another. It’s not like you have anywhere to be, after all. Just try to at least make it back to your bed this time, instead of passing out on the couch with the TV on, covered in nacho crumbs. Also, consider having something for dinner other than nachos.
But hey, no judgment. These are weird times.
House White by Field House Brewing
Witbier • 4.0% ABV • 16 IBU • 473 mL tall cans
Appearance: Translucent straw gold with a sturdy, pillowy white head.
Aroma: Citrus, wheat, spice, stonefruit.
Flavour: Mandarin orange, lemon zest, citrus, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, low hop bitterness.
Body/Finish: Light-bodied with a tart, dry finish.
Pairs with: Moules frites, grilled chorizo sausage, couch nachos and three-day-old underwear.
- The Spring 2020 issue of The Growler is out now! You can find B.C.’s favourite craft beer and cider guide at your local brewery, cidery, select private liquor stores, and on newsstands across the province.