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Hazy & tropical. New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA

New Belgium Juicy Mandarina IPA bottle

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA is now hitting shelves nationally this month.

In late 2016, New Belgium signaled a few lineup changes with the addition of the Voodoo Ranger Series. Initial releases include Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, and 8 Hop Pale Ale.

This month, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina will be available for a limited time, perfect for warm weather drinking. The base beer is an unfiltered wheat based IPA that is big on trop hops including German Mandarina Bavaria and Australian Galaxy. Translation: juicy.

TASTE. Juicy is a great description. This new glass of haze plays jump rope with citrus flavors (like orange, lemon and grapefruit) and a touch of pine. This new Ranger finishes slightly sweet and smooth thanks to a blend of wheat. It’s like New Belgium bottled a sunny day.

Drink up now, because this summer a Passionfruit Imperial IPA is headed to the series.

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA is available in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: IPA
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Galaxy, Cascade, Calypso
Malts: Pale, White Wheat, Red Wheat, Dark Wheat.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.

Debut: Mid-April, 2017

6.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium’s Fat Tire series is expanding with Fat Tire White Ale

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale, a new addition to the brewery’s “Fat Tire” family, debuts in August.

Later this summer, ordering a Fat Tire won’t be limiting your choices to just the iconic amber ale. For the first time in 25 years, New Belgium is putting a true Belgian-style white ale into full scale production.

The authentic white ale will feature Seville orange peel and coriander from Fort Collins, Colorado based Old Town Spice Shop, less than a mile from the brewery. New Belgium selected Seville oranges over Valencia oranges because thanks to their ‘brighter” aroma, and less cloying sweetness.

“Fat Tire Belgian White captures the spirit and flavor of a truly authentic Belgian White beer” – Peter Bouckaert, New Belgium’s Belgian Brewmaster

New Belgium Fat Tire White Ale will be available in 12 ounce bottles, 12 ounce cans, and draft starting August 1st.

Style: White Ale (w/ Orange Peel, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Cans, Draft
Debut: 8/1/17

5.2% ABV
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Posted in New Belgium, New Releases, Seasonal Return

New name: New Belgium Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale returns

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon

New Belgium‘s watermelon lime ale  is back in the brewery’s seasonal lineup for a second time. This year, you’ll see it called New Belgium Juicy Watermelon.

The base recipe is basically the same as before. New Belgium tells Beer Street Journal that “Heavy Melon” didn’t really capture the essence of the beer. When deciding on whether or order or purchase, “heavy” anything might be a turn off. Juicy on the other hand, is much more palatable.

Watermelon and lime are the stars of this beer, that finishes at 5% alcohol by volume. New Belgium loves their seasonals, and this one might be the most crazy (non Lips of Faith) offering to date. If beer was fruit at a hot summer picnic, this beer would be it.

Cool off with this refreshingly fruity summer beer brewed with watermelons and limes.

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon is a 12 ounce bottle and draft seasonal release.

Style:              (w/ Watermelon, Lime)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: Early Spring, 2017

5% ABV

New Belgium Heavy Melon bottle

Image: Beer Street Journal

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Hoppy taste explosion. New Belgium Whizbang joins spring seasonals

New Belgium Whizbang

New Belgium Whizbang joins the Colorado/North Carolina powerhouse brewery’s lineup this month.

In case you missed the trend, New Belgium loves seasonals. So much so that new seasonals on average only stick around for 2 to 3 years. It’s not spring yet, but spring seasonals don’t pay attention to temperatures.

Billed as a “sessionable spring alternative”, New Belgium Whizbang is a hoppy blonde ale brewed with a heavy dose of Mosaic hops.

“Whizbang offers a blast of hops, thus the name, yet it’s still crisp and quaffable, It’s hoppy complexity and balanced drinkability makes it a great go-to beer for the late winter and early spring season.” – Bryan Simpson, media relations director for New Belgium.

New Belgium Whizbang, aka a “full flavored taste explosion”, is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering from January to March, 2017.

Style: Blonde Ale
Hops: Nugget, Simcoe, UK Admiral, Mosaic, Centennial
Malts: Pale, Caramel 80, and Munich

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-March
Debut: January, 2017

 5.7% ABV

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From the foeder: New Belgium French Oak Saison

New Belgium French Oak Saison

New Belgium French Oak Saison is slated for bottles in the near future.

The Fort Collins, Colorado location is home to one of the largest wood cellars in America. You can thank New Belgium’s brewmaster Peter Bouckaert for that vision, and his past work with Belgium’s renown sour producer, Rodenbach. The brewery’s foeders are responsible for American sour favorites like La Folie and Tart Lychee.

Soon, New Belgium French Oak Saison will emerge from the wood as well. The base farmhouse ale is a sour blend that been foeder matured for 14 to 19 months.

French Oak Saison is our unique take on the original 18th Century saisons brewed along the Belgian and French countryside. The dry and refreshing tartness created by oak barrel maturation. Amusez-vous bien!

New Belgium French Oak Saison will be a 22 ounce bottle and draft release.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Oak Aged)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7.5% ABV

Overhead view of New Belgium’s wood cellar. Image: New Belgium

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New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale joins “Citra” series

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale debuts this month. If you follow the brewery’s lineup, then this name might be familiar to you.

Citra hops are the hop of choice for many of New Belgium’s newest brews. The kettle soured draft only Fruit Fly, features Citra, the most obvious is Citradelic Tangerine IPA. The IPA also includes a subtle addition of tangerines.

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Starting now, and continuing into 2017,  “Citradelic” is evolving into a series.  The second Citradelic offering is  New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, a golden ale brewed with Citra hops, Persian limes, coriander, and cracked black pepper.

A crisp, refreshing golden ale bursting with juicy Persian lime, freshly ground coriander and a hint of cracked black pepper.

New Belgium Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale is a 12 ounce bottle release only.

Style: Golden Ale (w/ Limes, Black Pepper, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: December, 2016

5.2% ABV

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New Belgium 8 Hop Pale Ale, a brand new year-rounder

New Belgium 8 Hop Pale Ale

New Belgium 8 Hop Pale Ale debuts this month. An all-new beer and a part of the brewery’s Voodoo Ranger Series.

As the name suggests, New Belgium 8 Hop Pale Ale features a blend of eight hops. Which eight you might ask? The lineup is Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra.

A brilliantly balanced pale ale packed with citrus and tropical fruit flavors from eight different hops.

New Belgium 8 Hop Pale Ale will join a newly re-branded series you come to know as Voodoo Ranger. The series includes Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, and 8 Hop Pale Ale.

This year-round offering will be available in 12 ounce bottles, cans, and draft.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: December, 2016

5.5% ABV, 35 IBUs.