Does everyone love lemongrass, or is it just me? I had never really thought about how much I enjoy the flavor of lemongrass in Asian cooking til a buddy of mine cooked up some soup and put fresh lemongrass stalks in there. The soup was meh, but shortly after accidentally biting into a chopped stalk of this delicious plant, I decided to brew a beer with it.
The idea for this orange clove witbier came to me while thinking about what type of winter holiday beer I was going to do. I had just finished my pumpkin rye for the fall, and needed something for winter. I wanted to do something spicy and aromatic. When you were kids, did you ever stick a bunch of cloves into oranges and hang them around the house as air fresheners during Christmas?