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  • Well, the world didn't end... Let's drink Frambozen!

    Let's be real for a minute. Deep down, in bowels of my heart/imagination (and maybe yours, too) I was looking forward to the apocalypse. I was thinking fire-y comets raining down, zombies (the old school, slow kind), and subsisting on expired canned food for the rest of our lives. We would be fighting for survival, reminiscing for those that met an unfortunate, un-dead type of conclusion, and enjoying the day-to-day grey color (like in The Road, or Portland). It was going to be pretty sweet. But, alas, the end of days was a no-go. But, I guess, the day's not over yet, it could still happen, maybe. But really, for now, let's assume it's not going to happen. And with that, we need to press ...

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  • Let's go to Western Heritage, the coolest little foundry in the west.

    At New Belgium we take our soft-goods and swag pretty seriously. From kites to garden-markers we have sold some pretty memorable merchandise. But these new belt buckles we're getting might be the coolest thing yet. They're made in Loveland, Colorado at Western Heritage. A couple days ago some of us were lucky enough to go down the road and see the place for ourselves. Western Heritage makes belt buckles, and small sculptures, and lots of other (awesome) stuff cast in bronze, silver alloy, sterling, and even gold. They're pretty famous for making these:  That is the official uniformed buckle of the U.S. Forest Service. On one's first day as a Ranger one gets their pants and hat and other uniform-based equipment. Included in that is one's very own belt buckle. Western Heritage makes these buckles for the government, and they ...

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  • Happy Thanksgiving (time to get the beer and turkey together).

    The (Thanksgiving) holidays are upon us, and there is no pair quite like turkey and beer (Frambozen, specifically). But it's so much more than that. I also like pairing beer with giving thanks to all the awesome people and experiences in my life. I like pairing beer with soft pretzel stuffing. I like pairing beer with more beer and heated discussions on the cost/benefit analysis of building a giant pirate ship in the empty lot next to my house.  This is the greatest holiday of all time, please enjoy it. And, from all of us, to all of you... Happy Thanksgiving. Next, you're going to ask "Did this guy stuff Fat Tire into his turkey? And why isn't he wearing a shirt? Is that ...

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  • Today is Stout Day, and I am celebrating already!

    Stout Day is a great way to celebrate such a celebrated style. And that day of celebration is today, today is Stout Day! Grab a bottle and some friends (who also grabbed bottles) and crack some great Stouts. Here's a few to recommend:. Great Divide's Yeti Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Schlafly's Oatmeal Stout Or maybe, just maybe.... the newest Lips of Faith beer- Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium! Ok, I know that's a plug, but this is the New Belgium Blog, so I am going with it. This beer is strong, and rich and dark as (a really dark) night. The coffee and chocolate come punching right off the bell and a complex bitterness follows in at the back. It really is good. ...

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  • Beers Made by Walking indeed...

    The folks down at Focus on the Beer have started a very cool and interesting program for making beer, Beers Made By Walking. The general idea is as follows: take a walk in your natural surrounding, find an ingredient to use in the beer making process, pick or order the ingredient in question (depending on the circumstances), make a beer using the ingredient, and lastly, enjoy the beer made by walking. Lots of people and breweries have gotten in on this action over the last several months, and now, I am happy to report, New Belgium has joined the fun...  About six weeks ago we took our walk. We have a very good, natural (and edible) landscape on the NBB property, so we decided to walk the grounds. We stumbled ...

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  • Instagram-tastic!

    I love Instagram. For those not in the know, Instagram is like Twitter (if you know what that is), it's a micro-blogging, social networking platform. But, unlike Twitter, Instagram is photo based, and entirely phone derived. Translation: we get to look at other people's pictures on our phones and ooh and ahh over them. And people get to do the same over our photos. It's awesome, especially if you like looking at pictures. I also love beer. It's delicious, refreshing, interesting, and wonderful (among other things).  Beer and pictures go together very well. Hence, the awesome beer presence of beer stuff on Instagram. Maybe we should call it Beer-sta-gram. If you don't have an Instagram (Beer-sta-gram) account, go get one, right now. It's free and awesome. ...

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  • The numbers are in...

    The Clips of Faith and the Tour de Fat have both wrapped for the season, and the numbers are in. Clips raised $118,000 this year, and the Tour de Fat pulled in (almost) $500,000. That is (almost) $618,000 total raised (I know, I know, I'm a mathematician) for local non-profits in the communities that these shows happened in. That's a very successful year, to say the least. And we couldn't have done this without you, the fans and party goers, making these events so fun and so philanthropically wonderful. Here's the picture that says it all (well, not all of it, but most): So, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, you made this event season fun and beneficial, and we will see you next year... xoxo, Juicebox...

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  • Beer and food, you should make this for dinner!

    I went camping the other night, some friends, some bikes, some beer, and some delicious soup. It was a touch towards the fall-in-Colorado side of the weather, a bit cold, no need for puffy coats, but we weren't wearing flip-flops either. The first perfect soup night pf the year, and my pal Lance came through. It was full of veggies and beans and sweet potatoes. I enjoyed this soup to such a degree that a mere five nights later I recreated it at home (to the best of my available memory/culinary skill). Then I paired it with Ranger IPA (and even put some in the soup)... It was a perfect match, let me give you the recipe/directions and you can go home tonight and make it for dinner. I went with things that I had in ...

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  • Dear Brewery Vivant,

    You're the best, I mean it. I wanted to take a few minutes and write you a letter expressing my adulation. So, here it is... When we first met it was magical. New Belgium was starting the Michigan roll out process and there you were, in an awesome, old funeral home in Grand Rapids. Your beers we great right away. We stopped by to say hello, drink a little, and it turned out that everybody inside the old funeral home (turned brewery) was awesome too. With wonderful and like-minded individuals such as yourselves it didn't take very long for the idea of a collaboration to come to the front.  First was the beer brewed at your place, in Grand Rapids: Escoffier. A bretta beer with French ...

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  • Well, it's over...

    The 2012 edition of the Pro Challenge is done and over. Did I learn anything? Well, I am not as young as I used to be, riding bikes at 10,000 feet is really hard, and I really love drinking beer while I watch bike racing. There were thousands of road-side fans that needed thirst quenching, and I like to believe we handled them all. And there were thousands more on-line watchers for our brand of Total Sports Coverage, and I like to think they were satisfied as well.  During the week we made 7 videos, posted 7 daily updates, sold almost 600 raffle tickets for 1 custom Yipsan bicycle, raised almost 3,000 bucks (per said raffle) for Bikes Belong, raised a whole bunch of other money for a ...

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