If you’re a craft beer connoisseur that has traveled out west, chances are you’ve heard of the brewery New Belgium. Its roots are in Fort Collins, CO, where Jeff Lebesch took his Belgian inspired beer recipes and ideas from his travels through Europe, and brought them to life in a basement. The starter beers were the Abbey, an earthy brown ale, and Fat Tire, the amber ale that paved the way for the brewery and to this day is in many tap rooms across US.
Thanks to the brewery’s expansion into it’s second home in Ashville, North Carolina, it’s been able to extend its distribution. The New Belgium legacy recently carried its tasty brews to New England, and right into the hands of Vermont beer drinkers. We’re excited to be distributing it to some of our favorite local watering holes!
Let’s meet some of the key players:
Fat Tire Belgian White Ale- This iconic ale has been satisfying taste buds ever since New Belgium started brewing it 25 years ago. It got its name from New Belgium’s co-founder’s Belgium countryside “fat tire” bike ride, hence the ale’s belgian roots.
Dayblazer Easygoing Ale- This golden ale starts out with an initial honey sweetness, then rounds out with a subtle bitterness. Just as the name suggests, this beer is easy going at 4.8%. Good thing it comes in 24 oz cans!
Citradelic Tangerine IPA- The blend of Citra hops and tangerine peel brings a refreshing, tropical taste to the palate with every sip. This well-balanced brew is perfect for beer drinkers who are looking to change it up. Drink this IPA outside on a sunny day and you won’t be disappointed.