Anyone who knows Boneyard Beer’s Tony Lawrence knows that his true loves lies with light American lagers, not the hopped up extreme and high ABV stuff that the Bend, Oregon brewery has become known for. Up until now, though, Boneyard has proven to be so popular that it could scarcely find the time and tank space to brew other beers in its regular lineup, like Skunkape IRA or Femme Fatale, since the best-selling RPM IPA and its bigger brothers, Hop Venom double IPA and Notorious triple IPA, proved such big hits. Early last year, though, Boneyard finally moved into a much larger production facility that has allowed it to amp up production and finally find some space to produce some new beers like a witbier and a doppelbock, fill up some Foeders, and launch a new lager series.
Available now on draft from Boneyard is a very un-Boneyard-like beer called Witshack Wit. Of course, a witbier is a Belgian style of wheat beer traditionally brewed very light but cloudy and with the addition of orange peel and coriander to give it a refreshing citrus twist and slight peppery kick. Boneyard has used both the sweet orange peel and coriander, but shook the style up with the addition of dehydrated Persian limes.