It’s been a little while since we reported on new beers from New Belgium. So let’s get to it already Introducing Paardebloem and Pluot into the Lips of Faith Series family.
First off is Paardebloem, another collaboration in what is now New Belgium’s sixth with Salt Lake City brewery Red Rock Brewing. As with prior Lips of Faith beers Paardebloem uses unique ingredients, outside the usual malt & hops.
For the new addition to the L.o.F. Series the brewery included peach juice, dandelions, Grains of Paradise, and many other organic ingredients. Thrown into a barrel this beer is blended with brettanomyce, New Belgium’s house Belgian ale yeast, and a touch of wood-aged sour beer. Paardebloem pours a light, hazy gold but will make you sit down at 9%.
Second is Pluot, which is made from pluot juice.
To the uninformed this is a hybrid of a plum and an apricot and has been described by the brewers as a light golden ale, with fruity aromas and distinct esters. Like PAadebloem this is brewed with N.B. house Belgian ale yeast and brettanomyces. Do not be surprised if you pick up whispers of spice and sense a malty backbone from 10 percent’er.
Look for both of these beers to be on the shelf now. As always if you don’t find it at your grocer of bar, ask your server or grocer to buy some!
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.