Ft. Collins, Colo. – As most of the U.S. starts to usher in springtime weather, New Belgium Brewing’s new seasonal offers the perfect easy-drinking companion. Hoppy Blonde takes a leap into the tropics with an exhilarating rush of hops at the start, that softens into a light and refreshing finish. The delicate malt base of this beer combines with vibrant notes of mango, lemon, blueberry and pine thanks to Mosaic, UK Admiral and Centennial dry-hopping. The result is a sessionable blonde ale with a head rush of hops.
“Blonde ales offer the ideal beer for every occasion and for everyone,” said Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s specialty brand manager and blender. “Hoppy Blonde is super easy drinking, flavorful and refreshing, yet it still has a hop base that even the biggest hops fans will enjoy.”
Hoppy Blonde is a medium body beer that pours bright golden. It starts toasty sweet and has a tropical fruit aroma that quickly turns into an approachable bitterness.
Hoppy Blonde Ale
- Base Malt: Pale
- Specialty Malts: Caramel 80 and Munich
- Hops: Nugget, Simcoe, UK Admiral, Mosaic and Centennial
- ABV: 5.75%
- IBU: 45
- Food Pairing Ideas: spaghetti and meatballs, complements the flavorful and refreshing qualities of Hoppy Blonde; Swiss/pepper jack cheese, which brings out the freshness of the hops; chicken Caesar salad, the dressing pairs perfectly with the sweet malt and ester notes; sugar or snickerdoodle cookies, which celebrates the elegant simplicity of blonde ales.
Hoppy Blonde will be available in New Belgium markets now through April. To find it near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: NewBelgium.com/Beer/Finder or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app.
For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewBelgium and Twitter @NewBelgium.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.