Topic Archives: Lips of Faith

Posted in New Belgium, Orval Brewery

New Belgium Ann-Francoise, a collab with Orval

New Belgium Ann Francoise

New Belgium Ann-Francoise will officially round out the brewery’s Belgian collaboration series.

This final edition of a year-long Belgian-American collaborative series with Trappist brewery Orval. Specifically, Orval’s first female brewmaster Anne-Francoise Pypaert. The result – a Belgian strong dark ale, brewed with a few spices and specialty malt.

Spruce tips and Grains of Paradise highlight the base beer, that has been dry-hopped with French Sprisselspalt hops. The finishing flourish is a two week engagement with American toasted oak spirals.

New Belgium Ann-Francoise Spiced Dark Strong Ale is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale (w/ Grains of Paradise, Spruce Tips. Oak Aged.)
Availabilty: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November, 2016

9.5% ABV


Posted in New Belgium, Coming Soon, Headlines

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale, with De Konnick

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale is destined for the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series. This beer is brewed in collaboration with a Belgian brewer De Konnick. Interestingly, this is the second Belgian collaboration this year – hitting shelves now is a Golden Ale brewed with Hof Ten Dormaal.

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale is designed for summer sipping, brewed with hibiscus and rose petals. The Mistral hops highlighted in this beer are a new variety from France, boasting flavors of passion fruit and kumquat.

No need to jet to Antwerp when you can open up a bouquet of Flowing Citrus Ale. Thanks to our friends at De Konnick Brewery, we brewed up a summery ale bursting with key lime and whole lemons that mingle with the fragrance of hibiscus, rose petals and strawberry-tinged Mistral hops. Open up and let Belgian summer bloom.

New Belgium Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style:          (w/ Hibiscus, Roses)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium Lips of Faith Golden Ale, with Hof Ten Dormaal

New Belgium Lips of Faith Golden Ale

New Belgium Lips of Faith Golden Ale, a collaboration with Belgium’s Hof Ten Dormaal, takes aim at the series this year.

Hof Ten Dormal is a farmhouse brewery nestled in the countryside of Tildonk, Belgium. Part of the brewery was damaged by fire in 2014. In a “New” Belgium to “real” Belgium collaboration, the two breweries are creating this upcoming Lips of Faith offering, Golden Ale.

Described as a springtime offering, Golden Ale is brewed with new Mosaic, and old (read: traditional) Saaz hops. The breweries malted sunflower seeds, and nuanced this beer with wild carrot herbs. You didn’t think this was going to be just a regular old golden ale did you?

A deliciously uncommon springtime beer, our Golden Ale brewed with Hof Ten Dorsal blends modern Mosaic hops and malted sunflower seeds with Old World ingredients such as Saaz hops, spelt, and wild carrot herbs. It’s New and Old Belgium together in a bottle.

New Belgium Lips of Faith Golden Ale will be a draft, and 12 ounce bottle offering (4 packs for the first time).

Style: Golden Ale (w/ Sunflower Seeds, Wild Carrot Herbs)
Hops: Mosaic, Saaz

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Release: TBA

7% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Belgium

New Belgium Blackberry Barley Wine Ale is ready

New Belgium Blackberry Barleywine Bottle

New Belgium Blackberry Barley Wine Ale is coming to the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series. This release marks the first barleywine in the employee-owned Fort Collins, Colorado’s lineup.

The base beer is a barleywine brewed with fresh blackberries and candi sugar.

Smooth as the silk ascot you should be wearing while sipping this barley wine ale brewed with fresh blackberries. A trip under your nose reveals aromas of toasted oak, caramel toffee and burgundy. Sip with purpose.

New Belgium Blackberry Barley Wine Ale will be available in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Blackberries)
Hops: Nugget
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Oats

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

12% ABV

Posted in New Belgium, Seasonal Return

New Belgium Eric’s Ale Returns to Lips of Faith Series

New Belgium Eric's Ale

New Belgium Eric’s Ale makes a return to the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series lineup this month.

New Belgium Eric’s Ale is a sour ale “spiked” with peaches, named for the brewery’s Eric Salazar. To create New Belgium Eric’s Ale, Salazar blended threads of Felix, a sour base beer, and a golden strong ale. (Plus peaches, of course.)

Eric’s Ale pours a hazy golden-orange with subtle fuzzy ripe peach and vanilla aromas. It’s both sweet and tart and finishes warm and crisp. Woody notes are drawn out from the oak foeders to round out this middle-of-the-road sour. 

New Belgium Eric’s Ale is now available in 22 ounce bottles and draft, across the brewery’s distribution network.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Peaches, Oak Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Return: July, 2015

7% ABV, 16 IBUs

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium Pear Ginger Beer debuts in Lips of Faith

New Belgium Pear Ginger Beer

New Belgium Pear Ginger Beer has debuted in the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series. The “Lips” series allows the brewery to get even more creative, with styles, flavors and collaborations.

New Belgium Pear Ginger Beer echoes a fizzy craft cocktail, with lemon, pear juices, and ginger. Additionally, the brewery wants you to perhaps even mix Pear Ginger Beer into your favorite cocktail.

Add fizz and flavor to the mix with this spicy ginger meets citrusy pear concoction. A tantalizing beer on its own, pear ginger is also eager to bring a crisp tartness to your cocktail creations. Recipes and Mixology at

New Belgium Pear Ginger Beer is available in 22oz bottles.

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer (w/ Pears, Ginger, Lemon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Summer, 2015

7% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, New Belgium

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

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