New Belgium selling 100% of the company to Kirin-owned Lion Little World Beverages

N ew Belgium Brewing Company, the fourth-largest craft brewery in the U.S., has reached an agreement to sell 100% of the company to the Kirin-owned Lion Little World Beverages, making the Belgian beer specialists the latest buyout in a series of major brewery acquisitions this year. According to Brewbound, the all-cash transaction will take place … [ Read more]

The ‘weediest’ beer of them all

When I walked into Shamrocks Irish Nook for a team happy hour on the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day I got a blast of green I didn’t expect. From the moment I set foot in the place, and all the way back to our table in the back-back room, all I could smell was reefer. … [ Read more]

New Belgium adds four states to complete nationwide distribution

By the end of April, New Belgium beer will be available in all 50 states. The Fort Collins, Colorado, brewery announced today they’re expanding distribution into Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Oklahoma. After opening a second brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2016, New Belgium now has the brewing capacity to lock in the national footprint. Oklahoma … [ Read more]

PHOTOS: New Belgium visits Indeed to brew Strawberry Fields Ale

Last Friday it was Indeed’s turn to host New Belgium in the ongoing collaboration between the two breweries. The beer of the day? Strawberry Fields Ale, a kettle-soured fruit beer that utilizes New Belgium’s house lactobacillus strain. Expect the beer to pour a hazy red with aromas of tart strawberries and citrus, a light mouthfeel, and noticeable … [ Read more]

The story behind Indeed and New Belgium’s recent collaboration beers

Indeed Brewing Company head brewer Josh Bischoff remembers when a trip to Colorado wasn’t complete without smuggling back a trunk full of Fat Tire. Before 2007, when New Belgium Brewing Company began distributing to the Minnesota, that was the norm for New Belgium devotees. Fast-forward nine years. Now, not only can Bischoff get his Fat … [ Read more]

Win tickets to New Belgium & The Current’s Micro Show with Bob Mould

New Belgium Brewing Company and 89.3 The Current’s series of “Micro Shows” have seen the likes of Jack Garratt at the Weisman Art Museum, Frank Turner at the Turf Club, and more. The series returns to the Turf Club on April 21, this time with Bob Mould, who’s in the midst of promoting his most … [ Read more]

New Belgium and ‘Old Belgium’ partner on new Lips of Faith four-packs

  As a part of New Belgium’s 25th anniversary celebration, the brewery announced the debut of a special Lips of Faith four-pack made in partnership with four “Old” Belgian breweries. The Fort Collins–based brewery worked with Oud Beersel, Hof Ten Dormaal, Orval, and De Koninck—which have a combined 359 years of brewing history between them—to … [ Read more]

Photos: New Belgium and Indeed brew honey wheat wine collaboration beer

“Beers with Vrienden” (Flemish for “friends”) is New Belgium’s draft-only collaboration series with other breweries from around the country. Late last month, representatives from Minneapolis’ Indeed Brewing traveled to New Belgium headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado, to brew Come Together, a 9.0% ABV and 40 IBU honey wheat wine brewed wildflower honey, strawberry-scented Belma hops, … [ Read more]

New Belgium and Indeed to collaborate on honey wheat wine

Indeed Brewing Company has teamed up with New Belgium Brewing for the latest in New Belgium’s Beers with Vrienden series. The two breweries will create Come Together, a honey wheat wine, to be released this spring. “Come Together will be a super-heady sipper packed with tons of wildflower honey,” says New Belgium, via press release. “Strawberry scented Belma hops and New Belgium’s … [ Read more]

New Belgium hosting Micro Shows with Frank Turner & Jack Garratt

To celebrate the release of their new Citradelic Tangerine IPA, New Belgium Brewing is partnering with 89.3 The Current to throw a series of “micro shows” in the Twin Cities that feature big names in small venues, and The Growler has your tickets to get in. We’re giving away five pairs of tickets Frank Turner at the Turf Club … [ Read more]

New Beers: New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA & Glütiny Pale Ale

Santa came early in the form of the New Belgium Beer Fairy today. Due out in early January are two new year-round beers from the Fort Collins, Colorado, brewery. Citradelic Tangerine IPA is a fruity, citrusy 6% ABV IPA brewed with tangerines and citra hops. It’s intensely aromatic and the fruit character comes through clearly … [ Read more]

Sour Notes: The story and people behind New Belgium’s funky beer

With 336 total entries at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, the American-Style India Pale Ale category remained the event’s most competitive. One of the fastest-growing trends, however, is sour beer. In fact, this year’s GABF competition featured four categories for sours, each with various sub-categories for fruited and barrel-aged varieties. While many American breweries … [ Read more]

New Belgium gives the world the Ben & Jerry’s beer it’s been waiting for

Admit it, somewhere in your brain, whether it’s the deepest depths of your subconscious or the very front of your frontal lobe, there exists a craving for a Ben & Jerry’s beer. It’s OK, you’re among friends, you can come clean. New Belgium Brewing and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream have peered into the collective … [ Read more]

Autumn Brew Review 2015 Recap

There is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin that reads, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” While the evidence suggests the original quote was about wine and not beer, craft beer fans will never argue with the sentiment. Nor would anyone argue with the phrase, “Autumn Brew Review … [ Read more]

New Belgium to tweak Abbey and Trippel recipes

Two of New Belgium Brewing’s longest running beers, Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel and Trippel Belgian Style Ale, are being reimagined and updated for a new era, according to a press release from the brewery. Both beers started as homebrew recipes more than 25 years ago and new developments in hop and malt manufacturing have been … [ Read more]