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Ben and Jerry’s collaborates with New Belgium to create tasty new brew

New-Belgium-Salted-Caramel-BrownieWhat happens when one of the best loved ice cream makers in the United States gets together with the nation’s third largest craft brewer? All sorts of dessert-flavored beer goodness, that’s what! And, to top it off, the proceeds from sales of the brew will go to charity! Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream of Vermont along with New Belgium Brewing Company of Colorado have announced plans to produce a co-branded beer that will benefit snowboarder Jeremy Jones’ Save Our Winters organization founded to help raise awareness of global climate change.

The beer, Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, will weigh in at 6.3-percent alcohol by volume (ABV), but that is about all that is known about the beer at this time. Judging from the name, one could deduce that the beer will feature chocolate, caramel and salt flavors, but whether the beer will skew towards a sweeter or drier character is yet to be announced.

“Although our TTB filing for the beer is now public, specifics around the campaign are still in development,” said New Belgium Director of Sustainability, Jenn Vervier in an official press release. “At this time I can confirm that Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium are collaborating to raise awareness around issues we are passionate about, and that the results will be delicious.”

Industry insiders predict the beer will be available sometime in the fall of 2015.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Beer News

 

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Oats and hops coexist in New Belgium, Half Acre collaboration

oatmealipa_lNew Belgium Brewing’s Hop Kitchen series will see a new release soon. This time the trailblazing series will be produced with Chicago’s Half Acre Beer company to create a creamy, hops forward Oatmeal IPA. If you are thinking that oatmeal is not your normal addition to an IPA, you are right. Used more often in stouts, oatmeal imparts a smoother, creamier mouthfeel to this innovative brew.

Learn more about the beer and the Hop Kitchen series in New Belgium’s press release below.

Ft. Collins, Colo., March 16, 2015 New Belgium Brewing and Chicago’s Half Acre Beer Company join forces to create Oatmeal IPA, a fruity, tropical hop-bomb with a creamier sip than the average IPA. The beer is available on draft, while supplies last, through New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen Series.

Oatmeal IPA first came to life about four years ago, when New Belgium’s brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, visited Half Acre where he met with owners Gabriel Magliaro and Matt Gallagher. That’s when they planted the seeds for a collaboration beer.

In late 2013, the first beer in this two-part collaboration was released as Avoine IPA, an oat-spiked IPA brewed at New Belgium and released throughout Chicago (Avoine means “oats” in French). In February of this year, the Half Acre team traveled to Fort Collins, Colo., to brew the second installment: Oatmeal IPA.

This 2015 release is honey-hued with a velvety mouthfeel that offers brilliant pine, grass and guava courtesy of Citra and Centennial dry-hopping. Oatmeal IPA is ultra-tropical and appears softer than the traditional IPA, but be warned – lurking beneath the smooth oats and toasted malts, are vibrant hops with a bitter bite.

“Having Avoine IPA only available in Chicago was just too much of a tease,” says Specialty Brand Manager and Blender Lauren Salazar. “I couldn’t resist bringing it back and sharing it with everyone. You just can’t get better than the Half Acre guys—we’ll always have a soft spot for them.”

Oatmeal IPA comes in at 6 percent ABV and 60 IBUs. Pricing varies by location. To find this beer and other New Belgium beers near you use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx.

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Beer Styles

 

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Beer dinners return to Kickbacks with New Belgium Lost in the Woods event

FullSizeRender With the opening of Goozlepipe & Guttyworks expansion, Steve Flores has essentially quadrupled the size of his popular King Street Beer District anchor Kickback’s Gastropub. During the long construction phase of the project, Flores made the conscious decision to suspend hosting his popular beer dinners. But, the long drought is over with the highly successful event he hosted with New Belgium Brewing Company Saturday, February 7.

Nestled in the still-under-construction Belgian basement of G&G, the dinner was timed to coincide with the brewery’s annual Lost in the Woods event in Ft. Collins, Colo. The event in Colorado opens the doors of the brewery to lucky ticket-holders who are given a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery’s acclaimed sour beer program.

IMG_4988The Jacksonville event had diners seated in a dining and bar area reminiscent of a medieval brick beer cellar smack in the middle of Belgium. One could almost imagine robed monks toiling away behind the brick walls, making the kind of amazing beer they are known for.

Dinner consisted of eight courses; each paired with or made with one of New Belgium’s brews. But, it was the beer list that was truly impressive. Interspersed with the food were 25 beers including some of the most sought-after brews New Belgium has ever produced.

As the dinner unfolded, guest were treated to insightful information from local New Belgium Beer Ranger Kirsten Kelly. She related the story of how the brewery was founded and its dedication to green processes. She also provided details on how the beers being served were created.

Flores also provided details about his plans for the Belgian Basement. Once it is fully operational, the basement will serve only beers brewed in Belgium, not Belgian-style beers produced in other parts of the world. The IMG_4994basement will also feature catacombs for storing and aging beers, lockers that can be rented by guests to store their rare and vintage brews and a grand, circular tasting room reminiscent of the tasting rooms found in the great wine producing areas of the world.

For those interested in the beer list, guest were treated to:

  1. Fat Tire – New Belgium’s flagship amber ale, 5.2%.
  2. Lips of Faith Paardebloem – Brewed with Red Rock brewery, this is a Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale brewed with peach juice, grains of paradise, dandelion greens and blended with wood-aged ale, 9%.
  3. Snapshot – A refreshingly tart American wheat ale, 5%.
  4. Lips of Faith Heavenly Feijoa – Brewed with Brasserie Dieu du Ciel, this is a Belgian-style Triple with hibiscus flowers and feijoa fruit, 9%.
  5. Lips of Faith Pluot – Another Belgian-style Triple, this time brewed with pluot (a cross between a plum and an apricot) juice, 10%.
  6. Lips of Faith Gratzer – Brewed in collaboration with 3 Floyds, this Polish-style beer is made with smoked wheat for a delicious smoky flavor, 4.5%.
  7. Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen – Brewed with cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek, ginger, kaffir lime and cayenne pepper, 8%.
  8. Lips of Faith Gruit – Includes seasonings such as horehound, bog myrtle, yarrow, wormwood and elderflowers, 6.6%.
  9. Slow Ride – A refreshingly and drinkable session IPA, 4.5%.
  10. Ranger – New Belgium’s flagship IPA, 6.5%.
  11. Rampant – An Imperial IPA weighing in at 8.5%.
  12. Portage – A smooth porter with flavors of chocolate and coffee, 6%.
  13. 1554 – Black lager, 5.6%.
  14. Trippel – Belgian-style tripel brewed with coriander, 7.8%.
  15. Lips of Faith Yuzu – An Imperial Berliner Weisse brewed with yuzu (an Asian citrus fruit) juice, 8%.
  16. Wild2 Dubbel – A Belgian-style Dubbel brewed with schisandra berries, 8%.
  17. Lips of Faith Anaheim and Marash Chilies Ale – Brewed with Cigar City Brewing Company this beer was aged on Spanish cedar spirals.
  18. Lips of Faith Cascura Quad – Belgian-style Quad brewed with date sugar and coffee cherries, 10%.
  19. Lips of Faith la Terrior – Dry-hopped sour ale aged in oak foeders for three years, 7.5%.
  20. Lips of Faith la Folie 2014 – Sour brown ale aged for one to three years in oak foeders, 7%.
  21. Lips of Faith la Folie 2015 — Sour brown ale aged for one to three years in oak foeders, 7%.
  22. Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek 2014 – Cherry lambic spontaneously fermented in Belgium with cherries and blended with golden ale, 8%.
  23. Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek 2015 – Cherry lambic spontaneously fermented in Belgium with cherries and blended with golden ale, 8%.
  24. NBB Love Leopold – American wild ale and Oscar blend aged in Leopold Brothers Distillery Blackberry Whiskey barrels, 9.5%.
  25. Salted Belgium Chocolate Stout – Brewed with Perennial Artisan Ales, this stout is brewed with cocoa powder and table salt, 9%.

Flores promised that the tradition of beer dinners would continue and that the next one would be in just a few months.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Beer Dinner

 

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Film clip submissions sought by New Belgium

unnamedAre you a budding film director? New Belgium Brewing Company wants to see your film.Now through April 1, the beer company is accepting submissions for their sixth annual Clips Beer & Film Tour.

Clips can cover a gamut of topics and must be between 10 seconds and five minutes long. Winning submissions will be featured at the traveling event and producers will win a specially produced beer in a custom screen-printed bottle along with the coveted director’s belt buckle.

For more details, read the official press release below.

Ft. Collins, Colo., – January 23, 2015 New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will travel to about 20 cities across the U.S., starting in May; the complete tour schedule is still being finalized. This year marks the sixth year of the Clips Beer & Film Tour; a beer-toting, film-traveling, non-profit-benefitting show that travels coast-to-coast and brings communities together to enjoy esoteric beers, while benefitting local organizations.

“The overlap in the creative spirit between film and beer-making communities is tremendous and we can’t wait to see what our inventive fans come up with this year,” said Jesse Claeys, Clips content wrangler. “Every year we end up with an incredible showcase of amazing work from animation and comedy sketches, to extreme sports and even miniature replicas. Tens of thousands of annual Clips attendees are excited to see which talented filmmakers decide to share their creativity during this year’s tour.”

All filmmakers who have their filming prowess featured in this year’s tour will receive an exclusive New Belgium beer in a custom screen-printed bottle. They will also receive a coveted and rare Director’s Belt Buckle.

Film submissions can range from 10 seconds to five minutes and must be original, creative content that touches on, but is definitely not limited to:

  • Craft Beer
  • Advocacy/Activism
  • Humor
  • Culture
  • Adventure
  • Art
  • Fun.

Last year, selected films ran the gamut on genres and topics, including a banana with an attitude, ultra marathoners running with stubborn animals, neon spandex, and much, much more! It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up with something for everyone.

New Belgium is now accepting submissions through April 1st at http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film/submit-your-film.aspx. Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old and must secure rights for all elements included in the film.

During each Clips show, 100 percent of proceeds from beer sales directly benefits a local nonprofit working to improve the community. Last year, Clips Beer & Film Tour raised nearly $140,000 for local organizations and approximately 20,000 people sampled beer, viewed films, and diverted 80 percent of event waste from landfills. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $506,417 for nonprofits nationwide.

For the latest information on Clips, go to http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film.aspx. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2015 in Beer Festival

 

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New Belgium joins with Winter Park ski resort

new-belgium-brewery-logoSnow skiers that are also craft beer lovers have reason to rejoice during their après ski celebrations at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. According to an article in the Denver Business Journal, skiers will be able to purchase New Belgium products throughout the resort.

In an era of collaborations, the New Belgium/Winter Park pairing is notable because both companies are titans in Colorado. Winter Park is the fourth largest ski resort in the state and New Belgium is the largest craft brewer in Colorado and the third largest in the country. Bringing these two companies together is a major coup for both.

In the Denver Business Journal article, New Belgium spokesman Bryan Simpson  said, “Winter Park is a Colorado institution and we’re delighted to be pouring our beers at the end of the day. There is something absolutely blissful about riding and skiing hard all day and wrapping that up with a well-earned beer with friends.”

Skiers and visitors to the resort can expect to find New Belgium flagship brews like Fat Tire and Ranger along with seasonals and specialty beers. In addition, the brewery will create a new beer exclusively for the resort named Mary Jane Ale after the popular back bowl skiing area. Mary Jane will be a hoppy ale perfect for those who like a little bite from their brews.

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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Craft Beer Brewery

 

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New Belgium winter seasonals hitting shelves now

accumulationFor those who are already getting in to the holiday spirit, New Belgium wants you to know that they have you covered. The annual releases of Accumulation White IPA and 2° Below Winter Ale are already on store shelves everywhere and Frambozen will be hitting the shelves on November 11.

Read all about these beers in the official press release below.

Ft. Collins, Colo., Nov. 5, 2014 – With the first snowfall already arriving for some, it’s starting to feel more and more like winter, which means the return of beloved cold-weather favorites from New Belgium Brewing. Accumulation White IPA and 2° Below Winter Ale can be found on shelves now, with Frambozen arriving November 11. This year marks Frambozen’s twenty-first birthday. Frambozen is one of the few New Belgium special release beers to return every year and Accumulation and 2° Below are joining the ranks as festive favorites.

Accumulation White IPA is all about the hops and the wheat. This beer pours an unfiltered white-gold tone as a snowy head drifts atop. Mosaic and Amarillo hops offer an unmistakable tropical aroma. This white IPA is a counterpunch to the traditional practice of brewing dark beers for winter and offers hops that create a nice, bitter balance against soft peach and citrus flavors. Accumulation drinks like a proper American-style IPA, despite its wheat beer appearance and creamy, refreshing notes. Accumulation is available now through January 2015 and comes in at 6.2 percent ABV and 55 IBUs.

Illustrating New Belgium’s love for Belgium-style brewing, 2° Below Winter Ale brings a bright, warming blast of Sterling and Liberty hops with tawny-roasted malts making it the perfect beer after a long day on the slopes. This beer is dry-hopped during fermentation, creating a rosy, floral nose with a hint of pepper spice and estery undertones. Pushing the beer into a final, nearly freezing state brings out a brilliant clarity in the pour. 2° Below is 6.6 percent ABV and 33 IBUs, and available now through January 2015.

For Frambozen, the brewery’s unique Raspberry Brown Ale, it’s a milestone year as the beer turns 21. Named after the Flemish word for raspberries, Frambozen pops with fresh, tart and fruity complexity, backed by nutty, chocolate and caramel malts. New Belgium takes great care in its raspberry selection for this beer – per tradition, the brewery sends delegates to the Pacific Northwest to select freshly picked berries, which then become pure juice that is used during the fermentation stage. Frambozen is 6.5 percent ABV. It is available from November 11 to January 2015.

To find New Belgium beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx. Pricing varies by location. For a look at New Belgium’s year-round portfolio, visit http://www.newbelgium.com/Beer/year-round.aspx.

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Beer Styles

 

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New Belgium releases new Lips of Faith brew

salted_chocSalted chocolate is a real thing. At least is has become one over the past few years. The combination of the sweet, rich milk chocolate mixed with just a few grains of sea salt was magical. Now, it seems the salted chocolate phenomenon has spread to everything, including a new beer from New Belgium in collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales. The two breweries put their collective creative juices together and came up with the newest entry into the Lips of Faith series: Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout.

The cooler autumn weather calls for a richer beer and Salted Belgium Chocolate Stout provides those qualities in abundance. The result of a friendship between Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s wood beer czar and specialty brands manager, and the team at Perennial, this beer combines roasted barley and caramel malts to create a stout with a dark pour and tan head atop. Belgian yeast paired with a chocolate addition inspires rich aromas to complement a coffee tone. The beer has a hint of tobacco and dried fruit, along with a touch of mild salt, which boosts sweetness and enhances a roasty bitterness that every craft stout deserves.

“We wanted to brew a stout with a twist and the result is a decadent treat,” said Salazar. “It’s a fun and highly collaborative beer that combines some of our favorite things in a glass. We loved working with Perennial on this one. You can’t help but sip this stout and think, ‘it doesn’t get much better.’”

Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is 9 percent ABV and 35 IBUs. It’s available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft. Pricing varies by location. To find New Belgium beers near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer/locator.aspx.

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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Craft Beer Brewery

 

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