After 21 years at the controls of New Belgium’s brewing program, legendary brewmaster Peter Bouckaert will depart the country’s fourth-largest craft brewery for a much smaller project. New Belgium, which is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo. and has a brewing facility in Asheville, North Carolina, today announced that Bouckaert would leave the company for Purpose Brewing and Cellars, which was described in a press release as “an aspiring farm brewery” that would produce both coffee and beer.
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500 Linden St
Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
- New Belgium Brewing is a Fort Collins, Colorado craft brewery that has become famous for there beers such as Fat Tire. Founded in 1991 by Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan, the company has continued to set new standards in the craft beer industry. The 100% Employee Owned company has been recognized in Outside Magazine's "Top 100 Place to Work" and is one of many B Corporations. In 2016 New Belgium opened a second location in Asheville, North Carolina to help satisfy the Fat Tire lovers on the east.
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New Belgium Brewing and Colorado State University are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind collaborative beer, Old Aggie Superior Lager. Packaging for the crisp golden lager prominently features Colorado State’s ram mascot, with a green and orange vintage color scheme that evokes the school’s rich agricultural history and tradition. The beer will be a year-round offering available for distribution only in Colorado.
New Belgium Brewing’s Voodoo Ranger line is adding a special release series to the mix. First up is Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA, an unfiltered wheat IPA. It bursts with citrus and juicy tropical flavors and features German Mandarina Bavaria and Australian Galaxy hops
Following in the footsteps of other large, established U.S. craft beer companies who have introduced flagship line extensions in recent years, New Belgium Brewing today announced plans to release a Belgian White version of its popular Fat Tire brand. Slated for a nationwide rollout beginning August 1, New Belgium’s new unfiltered wheat offering will compete for market share against other well-known wheat beers — including MillerCoors’ Blue Moon Belgian White, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Shock Top Belgian White and Allagash Brewing’s White Ale — in the second-largest craft category by style.
Brewed with watermelon and lime peel, New Belgium Brewing’s new seasonal release offers an approachable, fruit-infused ale. Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale is crisp, refreshing and juicy – the perfect option for beating back the summer heat. It has a bright fruity flavor and a thirst-quenching finish. The beer, which is available now through July, is available in 12 oz. bottles and cans, and on draft.
This year marks New Belgium’s 20th year for making sour beers, which first launched its wood beer program in 1997 with La Folie.
A group of 33 craft breweries have signed a letter urging senators to vote against the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2013, New Belgium CEO Kim Jordan told Brewbound that the Colorado brewery would sell its products in all 50 states by 2018. It looks like her company’s goal of becoming a nationally distributed craft beer brand will happen slightly ahead of schedule.
New Belgium Brewing’s new spring seasonal Whizbang, is a hoppy blonde ale bursting with Mosaic hops riding atop a malty backbone.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Finch Beer strikes a deal for a Chicago brewery; BrewDog hires a former Wicked Weed sour brewer and Starbucks ends its “evenings” program.
Former New Belgium Brewing CEO Christine Perich has landed in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. After departing the Colorado-based craft beer company last October, Perich was today announced as the new chief executive officer of World Waters, maker of fast-growing high pressure processed juice brand WTRMLN WTR.
What’s life been like for Virginia’s Devils Backbone since it was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev? Revenue is up 18 to 20 percent over the previous year, according to the News and Advance, which recently profiled the brewery.
New Belgium Brewing recently expanded their three-person Fort Collins- based sustainability team, bringing on Sarah Fraser as the new Sustainability Specialist at their Asheville, NC brewery. Fraser will start her new role in spring 2017 after the birth of her first child, to support New Belgium’s sustainability and environmental stewardship programs as they pertain to the Asheville brewery and operations.
Three of the country’s top craft breweries unveiled their 2017 beer release schedules this week, sharing plans to introduce a host of new products and packages over the course of next year.
Year Round Beers
|Fat Tire - 12oz can||Amber Ale|
|2014 La Folie||Brown Ale|
|Transatlantic Kriek Ale||Ale|
|Fat Tire||Amber Ale|
|Belgo India Pale Ale||IPA|
|Mighty Arrow||Pale Ale|
|Fat Tire - Heavy Melon||Fruit Beer|
No Longer Available
|2013 Valentine's Day||Unknown|