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New Belgium Le Terroir returns to the brewery’s Vintage Sour series

New Belgium Le Terroir 2018

New Belgium Le Terroir, one of the brewery’s most popular wood-aged sour ales, has returned to the brewery’s portfolio.

Le Terroir (French, meaning soil or land) first debuted in 2011, under the watch of Peter Bouckaert, who has since departed the brewery for Purpose Brewing & Cellars. Previously bottled as a Lips of Faith release, Le Terroir is a dry-hopped American Wild Ale.

Le Terroir is a French term meaning ‘of the earth’ and is frequently used to reference the natural, environmental conditions that affect beer. So it is with our Wood Cellar and the foeders in which Le Terroir is created. These oak barrels combine nature and craftsmanship to age our sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity, and vibrations. Coupled with dry-hopping using fruit-forward and experimental hops, Le Terroir is a beer that rewards differently every time you experience it.

New Belgium Le Terroir has moved from 22-ounce bottles to 375 milliliter corked and caged bottles.

Style: American Wild Ale
Hops: Nugget, Amarillo, Strata (Dry-Hop)
Malts: Pale, Wheat, Caramel-80, Carapils, Oats

Availability: 375ml Bottles, Draft.

7.5% ABV

4 thoughts on “New Belgium Le Terroir returns to the brewery’s Vintage Sour series

  1. La Terroir is great!!! I’m going to have to grab another bomber before I can make a decent review, though. I’m not sure what I expected, but it blew my mind. I’m a sour lover, but the dry hopping added something new to my taste buds. I hope you get a chance to try it out!

  2. Actually, the first time I had this on tap(long before the lips of faith bottle release) I had the pleasure of enjoying a glass with Eric Salazaar and he said it was actually his wife(who also works at New Belgium) who came up with the idea to dry hop one of their “love barrels.” Just thought I share that little tid bit.

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