when we lived in austin, this was my favorite beer. it was from a local brewery and it was the beer that taught me that beer could be better than old style or budweiser. you can smell the citrus when you open a bottle. its wheaty and has the faintest taste of cloves and coriander. its the perfect beer for a hot summer day or paired with a spicy hot meal. i fell in love with this beer.
soon after we left austin, celis brewery
was bought by a large beer manufacturer and shut down. oh, the heartbreak. we couldn't get it in chicago but i looked forward to drinking it on visits.
when visiting austin a few weeks ago, we stopped at the whip-in
for beer for the party caroline and greg were throwing for us. while browsing the cold cases i saw something i thought i'd never see again and let out a squeal. its entirely possible that i just stood pointing.
there it was... a beautiful 6 pack of celis white. shawn pulled it out of the case and began to examine it. "bottled by michigan brewing co.
" i'd lost all hope. my dreams of celis white had long since faded. but there it was. and it was soon going to be in my belly.
had we driven, we would have brought some back but i figured i'd just check with my friendly whole foods beer guy and he'd hook me up.
um, no. beer guy told me today that he asked all his distributors and no one had heard of it. he looked like he wanted to give me a hug. i may have looked like i needed one.
i'm not giving up hope though. also, shawn said it wouldn't be so crazy to drive to michigan for beer.