May 29, 2017

New Belgium Brewing Inc.

Hoptober Golden Ale

B+ / 3.9
Hoptober Golden Ale

Five hops and four malts make Hoptober Golden Ale a veritable cornucopia of the earth. Pale and wheat malt are mashed with rye and oats to create a medium-bodied ale with a creamy mouthfeel.

Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette, and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale.

Seasonal in August, September, October.

New Belgium Skinny Dip

B+ / 3.9
New Belgium Skinny Dip

Ever tried a Skinny Dip? You wouldn’t be alone. Featured by both Men’s Journal and the Today Show as a favorite summer brew, this full-bodied, highly drinkable beer makes a splash every summer in New Belgium’s Seasonal line-up. Cascade hops frolic with a hint of lime leaf, giving the beer complexity that’s surprisingly refreshing.

Calories: 110
Hops: Cascade, Styrian Golden, Willamette
Malts: Pale, Caramel, Victory
OG: 8.9
TG: 1

Mothership Wit

B- / 3.1
Mothership Wit

Their first venture into organically-produced beer, Mothership Wit Organic Wheat Beer elevates the zesty Wit or White beers of Belgium. Far-flung Beer Rangers affectionately refer to the Fort Collins brewery as the Mothership, a name that conjures images of earth shot from space and the interconnectivity of it all. Mothership Wit is brewed with wheat and barley malt, as well as coriander and orange peel spicing resulting in a balance of citrus and sour flavors held in suspension by a bright burst of carbonation.

Fat Tire Amber Ale

B- / 3.2
Fat Tire Amber Ale

Named in honor of our founder Jeff’s bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer’s home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Jeff found the Belgian approach freeing. Upon his return, Jeff created Fat Tire and Abbey Belgian Ale, (assuming Abbey would be his big gun). He and his wife, Kim traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire’s appeal quickly became evident. People liked everything about it. Except the name. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.

1554 Enlightened Black Ale

B+ / 3.8
1554 Enlightened Black Ale

Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Enlightened Black Ale uses a light lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.