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New Belgium Lips of Faith blended beers like Tart Lychee, Eric’s Ale to go year-round by ’15

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New Belgium Lips of Faith blended beers like Tart Lychee, Eric’s Ale to go year-round by ’15

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New Belgium Lips of Faith blended beers like Tart Lychee, Eric’s Ale to go year-round by ’15

New Belgium Tart Lychee Press Release: New Belgium Brewing to Double Down on Wood Beer Capacity, 32 new oak foeders to come online by year’s end (Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing is about to double its wood beer capacity with the addition of 32 new French Oak foeders (large wooden casks for conditioning sour beer) that will bring their total foeder count to 64. Space has been allocated, reinforced concrete flooring has been poured, and the first 12 foeders will be put in place this week. The expansion will allow New Belgium to effectively double its wood beer production in coming years. New Belgium first began making wood-aged sour beers in the form of the award-winning La Folie in 1998 when Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, joined the brewery. Bouckaert formerly brewed at Rodenbach in Belgium, home of the Flanders style, Rodenbach Red. “With this expansion, we’ll get so close to that feeling I had the first time I walked through the forest of foeders at Rodenbach,” said New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Manager/Blender, Lauren Salazar. “Just knowing they’re all full of souring beer – ALL of them – is exciting. It’s a destination. Something you have to experience first […]

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