Go Back
  • How to Pair Sour Beer with Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means heaps of food washed down by pints of beer. Sure, you could just serve any old beer that’s in your fridge, but that really wouldn’t give your guests something to give thanks for would it? Over the next week, we’re gathering some of the great minds at the brewery to point out the perfect New Belgium beer and Thanksgiving spread pairings. So, get out your notebook: Today Lauren Salazar, wood cellar and specialty brand manager, walks through the perfect sour beer pairings. Good idea: Contrast “The fun thing to do with sour beers is contrast. Gamey cuts of meat. Confit. Rillettes. Pâté. Sour beers cut through the fattiness and highlight other flavors. My super fave is when ...

    Full story

     

  • I got Lost in the Woods...

    As you may already know from my post the other day, we hosted our first, open to the public, at night, type of party. It was in celebration of the 2013 releases of La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek. This was Lost in the Woods, we were all lost in the woods, and boy-howdy it was fun. To see how fun, from someone else's perspective, take a look at Fermentedly Challenged here, or the Denver Post here. Or, maybe, watch this film from Adam Valuckas:  
    The party was super fun and full of great sour beer. Probably 600 people in the brewery, all enjoying good times, food pairings, sour beer education and music. Really, it was a hoot.  But. what does this ...

    Full story

     

  • Well dang, it's the new year...

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!  2013 is going to be a big one for beers and stuff. Some very major New Belgium things are in the pipeline. Let's take a minute and call out a few facts and a few rumors...
    Facts (these are things I know to be true)- 1. A collaboration beer with Dieu du Ciel! of Montreal is headed our way soon. This is a wonderful thing. It's a heavenly tripel with feijoa and hibiscus. Feijoa is a (probably) tropical fruit that's very strange (and worldly). Peter (our brewmaster) has wanted to make a beer with it for some years. And Dieu du Ciel! is famous for brewing with hibiscus. BOOM!  2. Transatlantique Kriek is making a comeback. Brouwerji Boon has sent us ...

    Full story

     

  • Who wants more sour beer?

    Sour beers are the new black in craft beer right now. Which is great, because sour beer is awesome and I love it.  We make some sours around NBB, which is also convenient for my love of the style. La Folie is our best known. Then there's Eric's Ale, Clutch, Le Terroir, Tart Lychee, Transatlantique Kriek and others. A host of sours from the lightly tart, to full blown tongue punchers, we try to keep up a variety. The problem is that every year we can't make enough because these beers require long aging, it's what gives them their sour. For those new to sour beer, or unfamiliar with the process, here is a very quick sour breakdown: We take finished (fully fermented) beer and put ...

    Full story