Happy 420 Day, everyone! While we aren’t out partaking in any 420 Day festivities personally, we thought today seemed like an appropriate day to write about the latest release from New Belgium Brewing Company: The Hemperor HPA. The beer actually hit the market a bit earlier this month, but something about today made it seem extra relevant. Let’s take a look at this new release and the challenges craft breweries face when trying to make […]
This year New Belgium Brewing is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Can you even believe that? We’re pretty sure there is a joke in there about still calling them “New” Belgium after all these years. Clearly, they’re one of the old-timers in the craft beer scene. Still, we respect New Belgium Brewing too much to take this accomplishment lightly. After all, a hefty portion of today’s craft breweries wasn’t even a dream 25 years ago. Many […]
There was a big announcement from New Belgium Brewing yesterday. Christine Perich has been named New Belgium’s new CEO, replacing brewery co-founder Kim Jordan. Perich, who had been the company’s COO and President, now takes over the full day-to-day company operations. Perich has been with New Belgium since 2000 and was instrumental in transitioning the company into a 100% employee-owned company back in 2013. Kim Jordan will remain with New Belgium as the Executive Chair […]
Yesterday, New Belgium Brewing announced the opening of a new 10-barrel pilot brewery to be located in the River North Arts District (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver. The new brewery will be housed in The Source Hotel, a new 100-room hotel being constructed by Zeppelin Development next door to The Source artisan food and retail market.
A new year-round session IPA will be hitting the shelves this month, this one from New Belgium Brewing: Slow Ride IPA. Slow Ride IPA features a blend of hops that include Target, Cascade, Centennial, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin. The blend is said to give this beer a tropical and fruity aroma of melon, peach, lime, and grapefruit, with a similar flavor profile and well-balanced bitter finish with 40 IBUs.
Holy crap, it’s been almost three months since we’ve had a serious post. How does that happen? It seems like the last few months of the year are just a crazy time for us. I know that I’m a big part of the problem, given that I’m the designated writer and my work tends to get super crazy-stressful between October and January. Yep, blame it on work, or the holidays, or social obligations or whatever […]
Stoney’s Bar & Grill is a favorite downtown hangout of ours. Not only is it within easy walking distance from both of our offices, but the food is good, the beers are big (and 2×1 during happy hour) and the decor is Colorado at its best. Plus, they’re responsible, being big on recycling and sustainability. What’s not to love? Jeff and I are there all the time for lunch, a quick bite to eat after […]
Second stop on our Fort Collins birthday weekend tour: New Belgium Brewing Company, baby! We were supposed to be here for my birthday last year, but a blizzard kept us away. We scheduled this tour months ago and thankfully, the weather was perfect this time around. Score! Our tour guide was wonderful, but sadly though we asked her name a multitude of times, I still can’t remember it. I think it was Lisa, so we’ll […]
The big day was finally here! Like kids waiting for Christmas, we had been planning our Breckenridge trip for weeks to attend the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival. Sure there are other, bigger beer festivals in town – but this one is still one of our favorites and in our opinion, one of the best in Colorado. They offer beautiful mountain views, a cozy lakeside location at Main Street Station, and lets face it, some great […]
The plans for this weekend started small enough. We registered for the G’Knight Ride, a 10-mile ride around Longmont sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewing. Combining our love of biking with our love of beer seemed like a great time. As ride day approached, we decided it might be fun to make a weekend of our trip to northern Colorado. From there, things quickly snowballed to a full-fledged brewery exploration trip. For our first stop, we […]