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 excursion. The Jannsens even brought homemade Rampant Imperial IPA chocolates so, naturally, there were smiles all around. The family joined us as special guests for our annual Lost in the Woods party (where we release new vintages of La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek), and then it was down to brewing business.
New Belgium blender Lauren Salazar (far right) leading a toast to Andre and Mol Janssens (far left) of Hof Ten Dormaal.
The Janssens made these New Belgium branded Belgian chocolates with Rampant/chocolate filling as a gift. BEST. GIFT. EVER.