Started by Jeff and Kim Lebesch in their basement. They took the operation commercial, opening their first location in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1991 with a focus on Belgian inspired brews based on Jeff's time he had spent there. Among the original recipes included what is still their flagship beer today, Fat Tire.
Fat Tire Amber Ale: The flagship beer for New Belgium and truly an iconic one in the craft industry. Very nicely balanced with biscuity and caramel malts and just a touch of hops. 5.2%ABV/22IBU
Belgian Style Trippel: Part of their new “Belgian Collection” that was launched this year. A very traditional brew sticking to Pilsner and Munich malts and mainly Noble hops like Saaz and Hallertau Mittlefruh. Spicy, herbal, floral hop notes with a bit of those fruity banana esters. 8.5%ABV/43IBU
Accumulation White IPA: A late fall and winter seasonal. A nice blend of Nugget and Centennial hops added during boil and then dry hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo. Tropical fruits and bright citrus flavors from the hops, with a clean crisp finish. 6.2%ABV/55IBU
Voodoo Ranger DIPA: One of the fastest growing beers for New Belgium. A big piney, citrus hop bomb balanced with a touch of sweetness. 9.0%ABV/70IBU