Sunday Sips: Snapshot by New Belgium Brewing

Hey guys, I don’t know about the rest of you, but this week has flown by for me.  It was a really difficult week for me at work, with some really long days, but Thursday I started to pull out of the funk.  Around 4 PM I started getting some things solved, had some difficult conversations with people, and we all just started moving forward.  That’s the way I like work to go.  Then I came home and Jackie and I had one of the best dates we’ve ever had.  It was really good to just talk and start planning out some of our dreams.  I’ve known it for awhile, but that girl has a gluten-free and vegan food truck in her future.  Her sister/want-to-be business partner 🙂 and her have graciously agreed to let me be the guest chef/fry guy/financier, lol.  The week definitely continued on an upward trend from there.  We went out to valentine’s dinner at the Trumpet Blossom, which was great.  I had some Bell’s Two Hearted off tap, it was a little flat, but still one of the best beers out there.  So now you guys are all like, enough of the rambling, get me to the beer.

Yesterday while at Hy-Vee, I spotted Snapshot by New Belgium in the singles case.  I had seen a picture of it and review on the New Belgium website last week when I talked about the Spring Blonde.  So my curiosity was already piqued, I went for it.  The beer is an unassuming, unfiltered wheat beer.  Very nice nose with a good bit of orange to it.  The thing I probably liked the best about the pour was the incredible bright white head.  It had plenty of lacing and stayed for a good while. You can also see in the picture that the beer is a nice yellow almost lemony color. It certainly didn’t hurt that it was on a yellow table. 😉


(I’m still working on the horrible lighting in our kitchen. Someday I’ll be as good at food styling as my wife.)

As for the taste, it was bright, kind of sweet, and very tart. Its almost as if a sweet tart met a beer and had a kid. Well its really not that extreme, but you get the idea. It was a good beer, in that it was refreshing and not at all heavy. As for alcohol content its pretty mild, it was just 5% ABV, hardly any hops bitterness as evidenced by its 13 IBUs. I wouldn’t go rushing out to grab this as my normal beer of choice, but it is better than average. I’m pretty happy to give it a solid 3 out of 5. You won’t go terribly wrong with getting this, but you’ll likely find something that you enjoy better. Have a great week everyone, see you next time.