Topic Archives: Lips of Faith

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New Belgium To Re-release Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole

New Belgium Cocoa Mole Spiced Chocolate Porter

New Belgium plans on revisiting a past Lips of Faith offering again in the near future -Cocoa Mole. The dark and spicy offering joined the Lips of Faith series back in 2012.

The base beer is a porter, brewed with cocoa and chili peppers, based on Spanish mole sauce.

Say hola to a spiced up ale full of cocoa, and ancho, guajillo, chipotle peppers, but don’t fear the head, because plenty of caramel and chocolate malts bring a smooth, complex flavor, scents of cinnamon when poured will have a saying “idle for mole!”

Style: Porter (w/ Cocoa, Chilies)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Second release, TBA

9% ABV

Read more: Lips of Faith

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Belgium

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout Releases

New Belgium Perennial Salted Belgian

New Belgium / Perennial Artisanal Ales Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout has started making appearances in various markets. The new, drool-worthy creation gracing New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Series is a Belgian-style stout with a touch of chocolate and salt. 22oz of dessert in a bottle.

Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So we dreamt up a beer that would bering together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worth of a cherry on top.

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-Style Imperial Stout (w/ ChocolateSalt)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: Late September/October, 2014

9% ABV

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Posted in New Beers, New Belgium
Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium, Perennial Artisan Ales

New Belgium & Perennial Team Up on New Lips of Faith

New Belgium Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout

New Belgium (Ft. Collins, CO) teams up with St. Louis, Missouri’s Perennial Artisanal Ales in a new edition from the Lips of Faith. Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is headed your way in the near future.

The team berated a Belgian-style stout with a touch of chocolate and salt. 22oz of dessert in a bottle.

Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So we dreamt up a beer that would bering together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worth of a cherry on top. 

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout will be available in 22oz bombers and draft.

Style: Belgian-Style Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate, Salt)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: Late September, 2014. (Oct for most markets)

9% ABV

Posted in 3 Floyds Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium & Three Floyds Create “Gratzer”

New Belgium Three Floyds Lips of Faith Gratzer

Hitting shelves now is a new Lips of Faith release from New Belgium. For this offering, the brewery teamed up with Three Floyds to make hard to come by , smokey Polish style offering. The beer is gratzer, featured oak-smoked wheat.

It’s not dead, but Gratzer is definitely a long-buried style from Poland. And together with 3Floyds we have unearthed the best of beer zombies. Full of bold flavors from oak-smoked wheat, and along with Midnight Wheat, this beer presents a pure black pour. A subtle, spicy note from the Polish Lublin hops hides in the aroma, just below the dark and smoky surface. Despite all appearances, the Gratzer is very drinkable at 4.5% ABV, and walks itself with a nice, light body. Cheers to drinking smoky, undead beers. Prost!

Style: Gratzer
Hops: Target, Polish Lublin
Malts: Pale, Midnight Wheat, Oak-Smoked Wheat
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. June, 2014

4.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium Brews Ancient Style in Next Lips of Faith

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A long time ago, before hops became widely available in brewing, spices were used to bitter beer. A mixture called fruit, was the bittering agent, a mix of spices such as juniper berries, ginger, aniseed, sweet gale, mugwort, yarrow & more. The use of gruit was mostly phased out by the 16th century.

New Belgium Brewing’s upcoming Lips of Faith release revisits a time where gruit was used to bitter. For Gruit, the brewery used a mixture of bog myrtle, horehound, yarrow, wormwood and elderflowers.

Just to brush you up on the spices, horehound has been used in cough drops for hundreds of years. (Black horehound is a sedative. Let’s assume it’s not in Gruit.) Yarrow and bog myrtle have been been used for both culinary and medicinal uses. Have you ever heard of absinthe? A big flavoring ingredient in that “green fairy” drink is wormwood.

Look for Gruit in 22oz bottles, and draft. Official New Belgium announcement coming soon.

Style: Gruit (w/ Yarrow, Bog Myrtle, Wormwood, Elderfower)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

6.6% ABV

Read more: Lips of Faith Series

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Belgium

More Wood For New Belgium

New Belgium Oak Tanks

New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) is adding 32 new French Oak foeders to the brewery. That will bring the count to 64. A foeder is a large wooden tank used to sour the beer.

This addition will double the production of sour ale offerings in the coming years.

“With this expansion, we’ll get so close to that feeling I had the first time I walked through the forest of foeders at Rodenbach,” said New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Manager/Blender, Lauren Salazar. “Just knowing they’re all full of souring beer – ALL of them – is exciting. It’s a destination. Something you have to experience first hand.”

Tart Lychee and Eric’s Ale are expected to be in year round production by 2015. Over the next few months, the brewery will be rehydrating the barrels, and inoculating them with various wild yeasts. They will then age beer for nearly two years before bottling/kegging.