It’s probably declasse to admit this, but I’m drinking a Blue Moon as I listen to Aretha Franklin’s RESPECT. UJ was here, we ate some pizza, and now I am enjoying a chilled adult beverage and, perhaps, the greatest voice in the history of American popular music.
What, exactly, is wheat beer, and why didn’t it seemingly exist 20 years ago? Why does it have a fresh, clean, almost fruity taste that is such a nice contrast to a Budweiser? And, much more importantly, how did Aretha Franklin dig so deep and find the voice that you hear in RESPECT? It is awesome.
And, as even more of a testament to the fast-moving modern culture, how did wheat beer go from being newly discovered to being the purported beer of a poser so quickly? It is one of life’s great mysteries.
I don’t care. As Saturday night percolates, I still like the taste of Blue Moon Ale.