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i love the lips of faith series!
As part of
its 25th anniversary celebration New Belgium Brewing is
going back to its roots to pair up with four Belgian Breweries for
its 2016 Lips of Faith portfolio.
Teams up with Old Belgium for 2016 Lips of Faith Offerings
intercontinental collaborative beers celebrate New Belgium’s 25th
Anniversary and mark the debut of Lips of Faith four-packs
Collins, Colo., April 12, 2016 – As part of its 25th
anniversary celebration New Belgium Brewing is going back to its
roots to pair up with four Belgian Breweries for its 2016 Lips of
Faith portfolio. Lips of Faith offers quarterly beers that push the
envelope on flavor, process and ingredient.
This year started with the re-release of Transatlantic Kriek, New
Belgium’s longest –running collaboration project since 2003’s version
with Frank Boon. Transtalantic Kriek is a tart cherry lambic brewed
for the second time with Oude Beersel brewery in Beersel, Belgium.
Oude Beersel starts with a true spontaneously fermented cherry kriek
and then New Belgium blends that base beer with 25 percent sour Felix
from its wood foeders and 25 percent golden lager. The result is a
beautifully balanced kriek beer, New Belgium’s first true sour
collaboration, with plenty of pucker power, a tart cherry snap and
wonderfully dry finish.
Transatlantique Kriek is 8 percent ABV and is available throughout
2016 in 22-oz. bombers and on draft.
Dormaal Golden Ale
Hof ten Dormaal debuted this April in 12-oz four-packs, marking a
packaging first for Lips of Faith beers, which were formerly found
only in bombers and on draft. This beer is a collaboration with the
Jannsens family, which runs Hof ten Dormaal in Tildonk, Belgium,
pairing Old World ingredients with new world innovation. The Jannsens
provided their Belgium yeast strain, giving delicate pear, banana and
clove notes to the beer. Spelt, malted sunflower seeds, and wild
carrot herbs provide a nutty, bready and grassy wash. Add in Saaz and
Mosaic hops and you have spicy, tropical accents and a taste of the
Belgian countryside in every sip.
Hof ten Dormaal is 7 percent ABV, 20 IBUs, and is now available in
12-oz four-packs and on draft. To learn more about the collaboration
check out Hof ten Doormaal Collaboration,
which includes a behind-the-scenes video on making this golden ale.
Flowering Citrus Ale
De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale, a collaboration with Antwerp,
Belgium’s historic De Koninck Brewery, will release
this summer. This beer will offer a pop of key lime and lemons. The
fragrance of hibiscus, rose petals and strawberry-tinged Mistral hops
will make it the ideal beer for soaking in summer days.
De Koninck Flowering Citrus Ale is 7.4 percent ABV, 30 IBUs, and will
be available in four-packs and on draft June 20, 2016.
Anne-Françoise Spiced Dark Strong
The final beer in this Belgian-collaboration series is a spiced dark
strong ale. Deep into Belgium’s Forêt d'Orval two brave brewmasters—Orval’s first female brewmaster
Anne-Françoise Pypaert and New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert—crafted
Spiced Dark Strong Ale. They brought spruce tips and medium-toasted
American oak to this brooding chocolaty beer, and then wove deeply
herbal French Sprisselspalt and spicy Liberty and Willamette hops
into the mix. A dash of grains of paradise offers a beam of citrusy
Anne-Françoise Spiced Dark Strong Ale is 9.5 percent ABV, 25 IBUs,
and will be available in four-packs and on draft October 3, 2016.
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.