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The epic journey of Transatlantique Kriek

Transatlantique Kriek is our annual collaboration with Belgium's Oud Beersel, and although it only releases once a year, it's a project that never ends. Every day of the year—whether it involves active shipping, blending and packaging, or simply passively letting sour beer age—involves some type of work on the beer. Peep the image above to see the entire journey Transatlantique Kriek, and all those involved, goes through each year. To see our entire lineup of sours, check out our sour beer page.
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Watch: Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert and the origin of NBB sours

Watch as our brewmaster Peter Bouckaert talks about the early days at New Belgium, including the beginning of our sour beer program.
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Here's your first look at New Belgium's 25th anniversary bike

For the first time ever, New Belgium is producing its coveted special edition cruiser bikes in the United States, using Detroit Bikes, a Detroit-based bicycling manufacturer and North America’s largest bicycle producer. Just in time for warmer weather, the bikes are now hitting the streets through New Belgium fundraisers, giveaways and as one-year anniversary gifts to New Belgium co-workers. The partnership has created new manufacturing jobs in Detroit with the company doubling its workforce from 20 to 40 employees. “As I started to think about production and making bikes back in 2011, Detroit was the best place to look,” noted Zak Pashak, founder and president of Detroit Bikes. “Detroit h...
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Our brewers are in Belgium right now making a stinging nettle beer

You read that right. Pilot brewer Cody Reif and wood cellar blender Lauren Salazar are visiting Belgium’s Hof ten Dormaal (our collab partner for the current Lips of Faith Hof ten Dormaal Golden Ale) to make a stinging nettle beer. What kind of beer is that, exactly? No idea. But, Reif and Salazar are sending us updates when they can, so we’ll keep you up to date. Watch: Picking the stinging nettles  Prepping the nettles Brewing the beer Shots from Hof Ten Dormaal Stay tuned to our Twitter feed for more live Periscope broadcasts, photos, and possibly more.
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Get ready to crush some Heavy Melon Ale

On hot summer nights, jam out to the cooling waves of Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime Ale, our new juicy summer seasonal track that’s trickling out to market right now. Between pours of Heavy Melon and Citradelic Tangerine IPA, there’s no shortage of refreshing, fruit-filled beers to drink all summer long. So, what is Heavy Melon? Well, it’s a watermelon-lime ale for starters. Brewed with mouth-watering watermelon and zesty lime peel, this crushable ale rips with a blast of melon notes. Ripened fruit scents of melon, papaya and citrus climax with an enticing aroma, and set up an invigorating wash of fruity sweetness, grassy bitterness and the slightest touch of tartness. In a few words, it’s ...
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Here's our whole Lips of Faith collaboration lineup for 2016

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, New Belgium's going back to our roots to pair up with four Belgian Breweries for our 2016 Lips of Faith portfolio. Well, with two already out in the wild—Transatlantique Kriek and Hof Ten Dormaal Golden Ale—we're ready to give you a look at the remaining two, schedule to land later this year. Keep reading on for more: Transatlantique Kriek 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 spontan...
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Lips of Faith four-packs kick off with new Hof Ten Dormaal collab

Our first Lips of Faith four-pack is finally here, and we’re starting things off with an absolute beauty of a beer. Meet Hof Ten Dormaal Golden Ale, our collaboration with the lovely Jannsens family who run the charming farmhouse brewery Hof Ten Dormaal in Tildonk, Belgium (if you want to immediately fall in love with a brewery, click that link to their site). Back in February, the Jannsens family visited Fort Collins to brew the collaboration beer and meet the entire New Belgium family. Having kindly played host to New Belgium co-workers during our five-year anniversary trips, it was a bit of a reunion for some, and the start of a new friendship for co-workers who’ve yet to make that excu...
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Fat Tire flowing from Asheville

Fat Tire Amber Ale is flowing from our Asheville brewery and heading toward your draft lines and cold boxes across the eastern United States. With production ramping up over the next few years, the 500,000 barrel capacity, 127,000 square-foot brewery gives us 1.5 million barrels of total capacity. That’s 372 million pints. “This is truly a proud moment for all of us here at New Belgium,” said Christine Perich, New Belgium President and CEO. “Over the last 25 years, we have grown from a basement operation to a state-of-the-art brewery with homes on both sides of the country. So many folks have leaned in and helped along the way, we’d love to just take a moment and raise a glass to say ‘than...
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Try our latest beer — Hairball Hefeweizen

Inspired by our friends who cough up what they shovel down, Hairball Hefeweizen is brewed to be enjoyed by you and your meowing companion alike. Kick back with a Hairball hefe and see what the cat dragged in. It's rolling out of the brewery as we type, but won't hit your local shop for another couple weeks. Not to worry, as we've got just the thing to get you prepped for its arrival (see the video below).
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New Belgium's wood cellar won its new foeder on a bet

Today, we have the very rad Ted Peterson of the wood cellar guest-blogging to tell the hilarious story of how we scored our most recent foeder, named Stars and Strikes. Without further ado, #TedTalks: Last year I had heard of some guys in Missouri who had started making foeders out of new American oak near St. Louis. I'd never heard of such a thing and naturally was very excited and curious. I reached out to them, told them that I had been working with the foeders at New Belgium, and would love to come check out their shop. They said ‘of course,’ so I drove out there. I spent an afternoon hanging out at their shop in O'Fallon, Mo., talking foeders with them while they worked, and then we ...
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