Hoegaarden Beer Glass Set
Enjoy a Hoegaarden Belgian white beer (witbier) in the glasses designed to serve it in! There is no better way to serve this world famous beer than this glass set. This set include (2) hexagonal tumblers made from thick pressed glass. The thick glass is designed to keep the beer cold while it being enjoyed and also makes the set very durable. The tumbler glass is the traditional style of beer glass used to serve witbier in Belgium. Each glass has the Hoegaarden logo on the front and the back of the glass has at the .33l (11.15 ounces) pour mark. This set is must have for your home bar if you enjoy Hoegaarden or white beers and need a durable set of tumblers.
- Brewery: Brouwerij van Hoegaarden.
- Country of Origin: Belgium
- Beer Glass Type: Hexagonal Tumbler
- Size: .33 liter or 12 ounces
- Dimensions: 5-1/2 inches high and 3-3/4 inches wide at the rim
- Includes gift box for easy wrapping
Hoegaarden is named after the village in Belgium where the witbier beer style originated. Brewing in Hoegaarden is documented all the way back to mid 1440s and is thought to date back much further into the middle ages. As is common with most beer in Europe during this time, monks were doing the brewing. Over time, the locals took over the brewing tradition and witbier was continually produced from the 1440s right up to the 1950s.
In the 1960's, a local milkman named Pierre Celis decided to reboot production of witbier in Hoegaarden and started a small brewery in a hay loft. Celis. In the 1980s, demand for his beers grew so the brewing operation was relocated to a former lemonade factory. Celis late sold the brewery and Hoegaarden brand to a larger brewery in Belgium called Interbrew and Hoegaarden is still produced in the village of its birthplace.
Witbier (white beer) is a wheat beer that is brewed using water, yeast, wheat, hops, coriander and dried curacao orange peel. The style is commonly considered to have be an offshoot of the German style wheat beer. This is not the case. Witbier evolved independently from German style and was first brewed without hops. Before hops were a common bittering and flavoring agent for beers, fruits, spices and herbs were used to flavor beer (called gruit). Guit was popular in Belgium in the middle ages and overtime, hops were added and witbier was born. Witbier gets its name from the white appearance when chilled. The suspended yeast along with the wheat proteins makes the beer appear cloudy and white (or wit).