Hook up a plum with an apricot and they’ll make you a pluot. This sweet hybrid fruit is as refreshing as it is strange, and it’s the perfect starting point for our new Lips of Faith beer. Pluot Ale pours a bright, light golden. The aroma is full of fruit tones and distinct esters from blending the funky brettanomyces and our house Belgian ale yeast. The flavor carries the same weight, adding a spicy, vinous subtlety to stand up against the malt backbone. To build a beer around this worldly fruit is purely Belgian in imagination. Pour some Pluot and enjoy!
ABV: 10% IBU: 5.0 Calories: 300 Hops: Target Malts: Pale Fruits/Spice: Pluot
Using dandelion greens to bitter a Belgian-style ale blossomed from our brewers collaborating with Red Rock Brewing. These being our sixth interpretation together since 2008, expect a wonderfully complex ale fermented with wild Belgian yeast and blended with just a touch of wood-aged beer. Bitterness imparted from dandelion greens and grains of paradise will have you blowing wishes for sips.
ABV: 9.0% IBU: 14 Calories: 250 Hops: Target Malts: Pale, German Pilsner, Dark Wheat, Rye, Munich Fruits/Spice: Dandelion Greens, Grains of Paradise
A delightful summer ale for easy sipping and a classic Belgian yard game for easy enjoyment, Rolle Bolle is how we roll. Brewed with monk fruit and soursop, this beer pours a brilliant blonde, with a fluffy, white head. Earthy and tropical tones carry the aroma and the taste follows accordingly. Rolle Bolle’s hint of tartness is backed with the citrus bite of Cascade and Centennial hops. Oats add some creaminess to the mouthfeel, and it finishes dry and clean. Time to get in the yard, crack a bottle and start rolling.
ABV: 5.2% IBU: 30 Calories: 155 Hops: Target, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial Malts: Pale, Oats Fruits/Spice: Monk Fruit, Soursop
A German-style springtime lager brewed with rye then loaded with
Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops for a spicy, earthy aroma. This Hoppy
Bock Lager offers a medium body and slightly sweet malt character
perfect for your spring hop-fling.
ABV: 6.9% IBU: 70 Calories: 200 Hops: Nugget, Hallertauer, Perle, Fuggle Malts: Rye, Melanoiden, Munich, Goldpils Vienna
Heavenly Feijoa Tripel combines Dieu du Ciel!’s love of hibiscus flowers with New Belgium’s passion for strange and worldly fruit. Feijoa, also known as pineapple guava, has a sweet, aromatic flavor, which makes the aroma of Heavenly Feijoa Tripel luscious and tropical. The beer has Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops, combining to make a sweet fruit taste, mild spicy tones and a sharp bite. Hibiscus adds a cranberry tartness and an ambrosial quality to the color.
ABV: 9.4% Hops: Target, Nelson Sauvin Malts: Pale, Black Fruits/Spice: Feijoa, Hibiscus
Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, it’s brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.
ABV: 10% IBU: 22 Hops: Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel, Styrian-Golding-Nobel Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, Black Fruits/Spice: Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, Cascara Tea
Biere de Garde
New Belgium, and Michigan’s own, Brewery Vivant, each stuck a hand in the mitten for this wonderful collaboration. A bright Biere de Garde with a pale copper sheen, this beer is brewed with pale malt, and some oats for creaminess. Hopped with Sorachi Ace to reinforce the citrus bite from the bergamot addition, the Brewery Vivant Collaboration is refreshing, and strong. A hint of clove from Vivant’s house yeast brings a spice bite to the extra dry finish. Enjoy with friends.
ABV: 9% IBU: 18 Calories: 235 Hops: Target, Sorachi Ace Malts: Pale, Munich, C-120 Fruits/Spice: Orange Peel
New Belgium employee-owners work in shifts to brew to life world-class beers. Those efforts are rewarded daily with a shared end-of-shift beer. We're passing that welcomed occasion onto beer drinkers in this Shift Pale Lager. Think American pale ale meets American lager. It's easy to drink, crisp and congratulatory. So, clock out and crack open a Nelson Sauvin-hopped Shift Pale Lager to reward your work. Or play. Or, if you're like us, combine the two and surround yourself with drinking buddies.
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 29 Calories: 134 Carbs: 11 Hops: Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade Malts: Pale, Munich, C-80
Ever met a New Belgium Beer Ranger? They are our beloved folks out in the field. Spanning all 29 of our states from the Pacific to the Atlantic, our Beer Rangers do their best to protect, to pour and to partake. And explore many a beer from many a brewery, they do.
Bring out the hops! This clear amber beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!
ABV: 6.5% IBU: 70 Calories: 187 Carbs: 15 Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Cascade Malts: Pale, C-120
Named in honor of our co-founder's bike trip through Europe, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer's home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Together with co-founder Kim Jordan, they traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire won fans with its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness. Fat Tire: Pairs well with people.
ABV: 5.2% IBU: 18.5 Calories: 160 Carbs: 14 Hops: Willamette, Goldings, Target Malts: Pale, C-80, Munich, Victory
Wood Aged Beer
La Folie Wood Aged Beer is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. Peter Bouckaert came to us from Rodenbach, home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter's beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.
Beginning in 2013 we'll do a single bottling of La Folie for the year. Collect the 22-oz. unique-to-2013 designed bottle and start a yearly wood-aged collection of goodness.
ABV: 6.0% IBU: 18 Calories: 200 Carbs: 9 Hops: Target Malts: Pale, Munich, Carpils, C-80, Chocolate
Enlightened Black Ale
Born of a flood and centuries-old Belgian text, 1554 Enlightened Black Ale uses a lager yeast strain and dark chocolaty malts to redefine what dark beer can be. In 1997, a Fort Collins flood destroyed the original recipe our researcher, Phil Benstein, found in the library. So Phil and brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, traveled to Belgium to retrieve this unique style lost to the ages. Their first challenge was deciphering antiquated script and outdated units of measurement, but trial and error (and many months of in-house sampling) culminated in 1554, a highly quaffable dark beer with a moderate body and mouthfeel.
ABV: 5.6% IBU: 21 Calories: 198 Carbs: 22 Hops: Target Malts: Pale, Carapils, Black, Munich, Chocolate
Climb on in and grab a paddle. Our first foray into lagered beers, Blue Paddle Pilsener-Lager, is a Czech style pilsener with a refreshing crispness from noble hops and a rich, malty finish. ‘Blue Paddle’ refers to the implement our warehouse manager’s Grandma once used to lovingly paddle his a** when she caught him stealing sips of her beer. With more body than a traditional Belgian pils, Blue Paddle is reflective of Europe’s finest pilseners.
ABV: 4.8% IBU: 33 Calories: 145 Carbs: 13 Hops: Saaz, Liberty, Target Malts: Pale, Munich, Carapils, Aromatic
Belgian Style Ale
Our Trippel Belgian Style Ale (pronounced triple) opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by our Belgian yeast strain. In the Belgian tradition of brewing singles, doubles and triples, Trippel is the strongest with the longest fermentation. Remarkably smooth and complex, our bottle-conditioned Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander.
ABV: 7.8% IBU: 25 Calories: 221 Carbs: 17 Hops: Saaz, Liberty, Target Malts: Pale, Munich, Victory Fruits/Spice: Coriander
Belgian Style Ale
Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Michael Phelps of New Belgium's lineup - but it didn't start out that way. When Jeff and Kim first sampled the beer at the Lyons Folks Fest, reviews were mixed at best. One of founder Jeff's first two Belgian style homebrews (along with Fat Tire), Abbey is a Belgian dubbel (or double) brewed with six different malts and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Abbey is bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert.
ABV: 7.0% IBU: 20 Calories: 210 Carbs: 18 Hops: Willamette, Target, Liberty Malts: Pale, Chocolate, Carapils, C-80, Munich
Biere de Mars
Again in 2012, we are pleased to offer one of our favorite harbingers of spring, Biere de Mars.
With earthy tones of ripe mango and lemon verbena, this bottle-conditioned ale reflects the hearty character of the southern Belgian and northern French countrysides. Brewed with barley, oats and wheat malt, Biere de Mars' celestial orange hue inspired the planetary play on words.
Brettanomyces, a wild yeast strain, added for bottle-conditioning creates a refreshingly sour flash across the palate. Lemon peel coupled with the lemon verbena imparts fruitlike character and a citrusy finish.
ABV: 6.2% IBU: 22 Calories: 195 Carbs: 19.9 Hops: Target, Willamette, Cascade Malts: Pale, C-80, Oats, Wheat, Carapils Fruits/Spice: Lemon Peel, Lemon Verbena
NOTE: Beers shown here are some of the flavors available, each city will also have some rarities!