Thursday, February 06, 2014

We Can Only Hope...

... we'll be seein' this in the near future at a beer emporium near us:


This might be the replacement for the lost and greatly lamented Mothership Wit, which used to grace our fridge with great regularity, especially once the weather got warm.  Did I say lamented?  Why, yes... I DID.  From February 15th of this past year:
I have an ulterior motive for this tune, in that (a) we're drinkin' a new-to-us Wit Bier for today's Happy Hour (the ubiqutous Hoegaarden) and (b) bemoaning the loss of our once-upon-a-time favorite Wit Bier, Mothership Wit from New Belgium.  I noticed quite some time ago that Mothership had disappeared from the shelves in my area but I didn't want to acknowledge what I knew in my heart to be true: Mothership had been discontinued.  Today I went searching for confirmation and found it, like this:



Note the absence of Mothership.  Well, dang.  Just DANG!  Mebbe New Belgium ran out o' organic wheat to use in this beer, or mebbe sales dipped, or mebbe they just didn't have room in their brewery to produce this particular beer, given all the various and sundry beers in production.

None the less, I am sad.  I went and searched for Mothership on the blog and found 13 different posts where I mention Mothership by name.  I can always hope NB will resurrect the beer, coz there is that "Revival" category.

But in any event:  the queen of Wit Biers is dead.  Long live the Queen!
So, hey!  This might could be good news.  That said, we'll most certainly pass on the grapefruit and bitters.  The very thought of doin' that makes the hair on the back o' my neck stand up.

But right now I think we'll pour us a Left Hand Nitro stout and put fire to the end of a cee-gar.  The time is upon us.

4 comments:

  1. I'm currently in the process of sampling New Belgium's "Spring Blonde". The grocery store I shop at only stocks Fat Tire, Ranger IPA and Spring Blonde, but I loves me some wheat beer and will have to find some Snapshot. Speaking of which, Bell's should be coming out with their wheat ale (Oberon) shortly. Yum.

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    1. I mentioned this before, but I sure do miss Bell's. They make some great beer. That said, I've only tasted one or two New Belgium beers I didn't care for and those were of the fruity variety. I'll be looking for this Snapshot, as well.

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