Ft. Collins, Colorado, October 21, 2010 – New Belgium Brewing’s 2º Below Winter Ale, celebrated for its bright, warming blast of Sterling and Liberty hops with tawny-roasted malts, has once again arrived. As the seasonal counterpart to Frambozen, 2º Below serves as an imaginative winter brew that underscores New Belgium’s commitment to Belgian-style brewing.
2º Below goes through dry-hopping during fermentation, which creates a rosy, floral nose with a hint of pepper spice and estery undertones. Brewers and tasters alike boast about its bright, hoppy palate and cherry warm afterglow – much needed during the cold days ahead. During the brewing process, 2º Below is pushed into a nearly freezing state, while its ample structure develops a brilliant clarity. Its subtlety and character create a winter favorite that finds its place during holiday celebrations.
“2º Below is a playful beer, pushing boundaries and having fun with varieties of hops,” says Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hull. “This winter warmer is embraced every year for its artistry and charm.”
2º Below is available now through January in most markets where New Belgium is sold, retailing for approximately $8.99.
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 eight year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit 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 www.newbelgium.com.