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Come to our birthday bash in Asheville!

Parties — we know how to throw 'em. The better the occasion, the bigger the celebration. This year we're celebrating not one, but TWO milestones, and we want you to share in the fun. Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of New Belgium Brewing, the Grand Opening of our new Asheville Brewery, and all the friends we’ve made on this wild ride! The Birthday Bash is going down at our brewery in Asheville, North Carolina. Hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Nasim Pedrad with musical guests Mucca Pazza, Dark Water Rising, and our award-winning headliners, The Naked and Famous. This day-long celebration will showcase Tour de Fat acts, unique beer offerings, amazing local eats & treats, and some ex...
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The art of blending sour beers

If brewing is a science, then blending is an art. With a few exceptions, all of the sour beer brands that leave New Belgium's door are a blend of beer from various French oak foeders in our wood cellar. That means for each release, wood cellar manager Eric Salazar and wood cellar blender Lauren Salazar sit down with samples from our 64 foeders to decide which should be included in the final blend. The result is a deeply complex, layered flavor and aroma profile that's come to define our entire lineup of sours. Watch as the two explain how that process works. Check out New Belgium's entire sour beer portfolio.
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Watch: Critters of the wood cellar

Ever wonder exactly what's going on inside our giant French-oak foeders that turns regular beer into fruity, tart deliciousness like our flagship sour La Folie? We sat down with New Belgium blender Lauren Salazar to discuss a bit of the science behind wood-aged sour beers.
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