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New Belgium Brings Back Sour, Spice and Everything Nice
with the Return of La Folie, Transatlantique Kriek and Cocoa Molé

These Lips of Faith additions are available now

Ft. Collins, Colo. – February 19, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing is releasing 2015’s La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek while reissuing a new Cocoa Molé, offering an inventive mixture of sour, sweet, heat and tradition. Two of these Lips of Faith additions (Transatlantique Kriek and La Folie) will remain out through the remainder of 2015 and Cocoa Molé will be out through March, or while supplies last.

La Folie, French for “the folly” and New Belgium’s earliest sour beer release dating back to 1997, returns yet again to offer this year’s sour delight. A wood-conditioned brown ale, La Folie ages one to three years in French oak foeders formerly used in wine production. The result? A smooth oaky nose and delightfully tart finish. This one-of-a-kind sour brown ale is sharp like a lambic, sour in the finish, and full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. It pours a deep mahogany.

La Folie is 7 percent ABV and available in 22-oz. bombers and on draft.

Transatlantique Kriek offers another dose of sour that’s crisp and effervescent. The 2015 edition of Transatlantique Kriek began life in the oaken vessels of Gert Christiaens’ Oud
Beersel brewery, deep in Belgium’s Senne Valley. After it wood aged, Oud Beersel’s lambic was blended with tart cherries and shipped across the pond to New Belgium Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. In concert with Oud Beersel’s cherry lambic ale, Bouckaert created a full golden brew to blend in and round out this kriek. The result is an intense cherry nose leading to a pleasing sweet-tart flash finish across the palate.

Transatlantique Kriek is 8 percent ABV and is available in 22-oz. bombers and on draft.

For a behind the scenes look at the release party for these sours check out the “epicness” from the Lost in the Woods party here. To learn more about the history of New Belgium’s sour program click here.

The third, Lips of Faith release is Cocoa Molé, a spiced chocolate porter. The beer combines chocolate, cinnamon and chilies for a sweet and spicy burst of fun. Brewed with deep caramel and dark chocolate malts, plus a healthy dash of chocolate rye, it pours midnight dark with a subtle, reddish hue and pillowy, burnished head atop. Starting on the tongue with the sweet chocolate and finishing with a fine-spun heat of peppers, Cocoa Molé is a worldly contrast in a glass – olé.

Cocoa Molé is 9 percent ABV and is available in 22-oz. bombers and on draft.

To find New Belgium beers near you, visit the libation locator at

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 ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at

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BC Distilled Raises the Bar in 2015 

British Columbia's Premier Micro-Distillery Festival Returns April 18, 2015


BC Distilled 2014 at CBC Studios. Rick Chung Photo.

Vancouver B.C., February 19, 2015 - After a sold out inaugural event in 2014, BC Distilled returns to Vancouver for another round. With more vendors and a second event time added, BC Distilled is bigger and better than before. 

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, twenty-two of the province's leading small-batch distilleries along with a handful of artisanal beverage and food purveyors will set up shop for BC Distilled 2015 — British Columbia's premier micro-distillery festivalHosted at CBC Vancouver, BC Distilled provides a single-stop opportunity for craft spirit lovers to taste a variety of regionally sourced products.  

Proudly supported by Scout Magazine, Westender, Vancouver MagazineVictoria Spirits, Long Table Distillery and Sid's VodkaBC Distilled promotes locally crafted spirits and supports the advancement of the micro-distillery industry within British Columbia. Tickets for BC Distilled 2015 go on sale February 26 at

Participating Distilleries to Date: 
Ampersand Distilling Co | Duncan
Arbutus Distillery | Nanaimo 
Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers | North Vancouver
Dubh Glas Distillery | Oliver
Gillespies Fine Spirits | Squamish
Sid's Vodka | Vancouver
Endless Summer Distillery | Kelowna 
Fermentorium Distilling Co | Victoria
Kootenay Country Craft Distillery | Winlaw 
Legend Distilling | Naramata 
The Liberty Distillery | Vancouver 
Long Table Distillery | Vancouver
Maple Leaf Spirits | Penticton
Odd Society Spirits | Vancouver
Okanagan Spirits | Kelowna & Vernon
Old Order Distilling | Penticton
Pemberton Distillery | Pemberton
Sons of Vancouver | Vancouver
Urban Distilleries | Kelowna 
Victoria Spirits | Victoria
Wayward Distillation House | Comox Valley
Yaletown Distilling Company | Vancouver

BC Distilled Facts:

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time: Two Public Tastings: 4pm - 6pm and 7pm - 9:30pm

Location: CBC Studios, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver, B.C. (Studio One)

Price: Tickets start at $39.99 plus service charges.

Buy Tickets: Tickets can be purchased starting on February 26 at

BC Distilled is also a proud supporter of The BC Hospitality Foundation, which provides financial support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with a financial crisis arising from a health or medical condition. Partial proceeds from the festival will go directly to the BCHF. 


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