Beer At The Fountain – Brewery Ommegang Witte

Beer At The Fountain is a weekly series that showcases some of our favorite craft beers, past, present, and future. Most, if not all, of the beers covered will be available at the Chicago Ale Fest.

The Chicago Ale Fest is a celebration of American Craft Beer at Buckingham Fountain. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or new to craft beer, the Chicago Ale Fest has something for everyone.

Brewery: Brewery Ommegang

Beer: Ommegang Witte

Style: Witbier


Summer must be right around the corner because there are few better things better than a Belgian inspired witte to enjoy when the weather heats up. Brewery Ommegang’s version of this classic style is full of flavor with hints of zesty citrus and spice for a pleasant and easy-drinking beer that pairs well with a hot grill. Ommegang Witte pours a pale straw yellow that remains slightly hazy from the Belgian yeast. What this beer lacks in clarity, it makes up for in it’s impressive pillowy white head and fizzy carbonation.

A real treat for the senses, Ommegang Witte impresses with aromas of tangy orange peel and lemon that finish on hints of coriander and white pepper. The first sip complements the scent with ample lemon flavors, followed by a dry and sweet orange finish that also manages a lingering bitterness. Crisp and refreshing, this witte was meant for backyards and and barbecues.

The Chicago Ale Fest is a celebration of American Craft Beer in the heart of Chicago. The 2016 fest will take place on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th. Located at Buckingham Fountain in historic Grant Park, bordered by the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, the fest will feature more than 200 beers from over 100 American craft breweries. The fest will also feature live music and food from some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants. Join us on Chicago’s front lawn for one of the most anticipated craft beer fest of the year!

Josh Seago