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New Belgium Red Hoptober Hitting Shelves

New Belgium Brewing Company has just released Red Hoptober, the newest fall seasonal out of Fort Collins, Colorado.  The name is probably familar to you, as the last couple of years it was called “Hoptober.” This year New Belgium changed it up a bit with the addition of El Dorado hops.

Red Hoptober is a dark garnet ale with a bright head and three varieties of hops. El Dorado hops from Central Washington are bold and present with a distinct, piney flavor as well as citrus notes. The caramel malt and roasted barley provide a sturdy backbone. Centennial and Cascade hops bring more hints of citrus, and a subtle roasty tone follows through each sip.

Consider Red Hoptober to be a nice transitional beer from hot weather beers and wintery big beers. Hitting shelves now, through October, 2012.

Style: Red Ale
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. July-October, seasonal

6% ABV, 45 IBUs 

“Fall seasonals are a terrific transition from hot weather’s lighter beers into the warm embrace of winter beers,” says New Belgium Brewer Grady Hull. “Red Hoptober is perfect for a cool day fishing or a relaxing night around the campfire.”

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