Continuing my recent obsession with food-beer pairing, I picked out a nice light wheat ale to go with a nice light quiche. I had a helluva time finding a beer that was just a wheat ale, and not apricot wheat or honey wheat or whatever the fuck else, but I managed to find Granville Island's Robson Street Hefeweizen, an unfiltered wheat ale with a pretty yellow label, deep within the bowels of the NSLC beer cooler.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm not a huge fan of beers on the lighter end of the spectrum, but I needed something mild enough that it wouldn't overpower the subtle eggy-ness of the quiche. And this did the trick. As far as lighter-coloured beers go, this is not bad. It's unfiltered so it's a little on the cloudy side and neither as fizzy or yeasty as I would have expected from looking at it, which I like a lot. It's got some slightly fruity elements but not enough to bother me, and it goes down pretty smooth which is nice.
I don't feel strongly about this beer either way to be truthful. It did the trick with the quiche - otherwise it's a very inoffensive beer which I wouldn't go out of my way to drink if it was handed to me, but wouldn't likely buy again.
Granville Island Brewing is based in Vancouver. Their website is here.