New Belgium’s Frambozen Returns

FORT COLLINS – Steeped in tradition, New Belgium Brewing’s annual Frambozen release is aptly named after the Flemish word for raspberries. Now available in most New Belgium markets, the festive beer has become synonymous with holiday celebrations.

New Belgium’s annual tradition of sending delegates to the Pacific Northwest continued this year, with the team hand selecting freshly picked raspberries for the brewing process. The resulting beer, Frambozen, dances with fresh tart raspberries backed by nutty, chocolate and caramel malts.

“Frambozen is a beautiful beer that deserves to be on the table with the thoughtfully prepared foods of the holidays,” said Grady Hull, assistant brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing. “It’s big, full of tart raspberries with a touch of sweet and definitely celebratory.”

Frambozen has 6.5 percent ABV. It is available in most New Belgium markets now through January and pricing varies.

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About New Belgium Brewing Company:

New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces nine year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit, Ranger, Belgo IPA and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit