Saturday, November 30, 2013

New Belgium Beer Comes to Ohio in December

Who’s the nation’s third-largest craft brewer?  If you didn’t say New Belgium Brewing Co. of Fort Collins, Colorado, you were wrong… If you’re wondering whether New Belgium’s products are any good, let’s just say that I’ve been looking forward to their arrival here since I first tried their Trippel back in May.  The wait will soon be over, as (according to Drink Up Columbus) New Belgium’s products will hit Ohio shelves on December 16!

Those of you who enjoy IPAs will be happy to know that New Belgium’s product line will add some new options to Ohio retailer shelves, including Rampant Imperial IPA, Ranger IPA, and the occasional seasonal or limited pale ale like the Accumulation White IPA.

If you enjoy Belgian style beers as much as I do, there’s even more reason to rejoice.  New Belgium Trippel is an excellent example of this Belgian style.  Their Abbey is a Belgian Dubbel style beer, which is also excellent.

Even if you don’t enjoy IPAs or Belgian style beers, New Belgium’s got you covered.  Their signature beer, Fat Tire , is a very smooth and drinkable amber ale without a major hops bite to it.  Their Shift pale lager is something else you might enjoy.

If you get the opportunity, though, I strongly recommend their Cascara Quad. It’s a Belgian Quadrupel style beer brewed with Cascara Tea, Belgian candy sugar, and date sugar.  It’s an incredibly delicious beer which reminds me somewhat of Ommegang Three Philosophers (so if you like THAT beer, be sure to try this one).

If you don’t want to take my word for it, check out the quotes in this Columbus Dispatch article.

No comments:

Post a Comment