Thursday, April 30, 2015

new releases

in the category of beer-related:





New Card Game Features 300+ U.S. Craft Breweries & Beers - ThinkingDrinking.Beer

New Card Game Features
Craft Breweries, Beers

Thinking & Drinking Launches Kickstarter Campaign

- Press Release -

With the support of more than 300 craft breweries from across the United States, Thinking & Drinking today launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Thinking & Drinking features more than 300 cards, each with a question designed to get players talking. Each card also includes the profile of a U.S. craft brewer and a featured beer.

“Thinking & Drinking is a game designed to foster conversation. The questions are crafted to get players focused on each other and not on their phones or their text messages,” said Jonathan Cooper, founder of Thinking & Drinking.

Thinking & Drinking’s questions include:
  • If giving up cheese made you immortal, would you do it?
  • Other than your bed, where's the last place you slept?
  • What mythological creature do you wish existed?
  • What are five things you can't live without?
  • Which could you go longer without, the internet or coffee?
  • If you could meet anyone (living or dead), who would it be?
  • If aliens landed here right now, which player would you send to greet them?

As part of Thinking & Drinking’s inaugural printing – which is the focus of the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign – each card also features a profile of a craft brewer.

A list of featured breweries is available at www.ThinkingDrinking.Beer/Supporters

“Our goal was to introduce our Kickstarter backers to breweries that they may not yet know,” said Cooper. “From the names of the beers to the art on each bottle or can, we discovered many new craft breweries while designing the game. We want to bring that same experience to those playing Thinking & Drinking.”

According to the Brewers Association, there are 3,418 craft breweries in the United States and craft beer accounted for 11% of all beer sales in America last year.

“One of the best things about craft beer is the people who make it. These are locally owned and operated business who are as committed to their communities as they are to the artisan beer they produce,” said Cooper. “We’re excited to launch this project and we’re grateful for the craft beer community for their early support.”


About Thinking  & Drinking
Thinking & Drinking: A Game Of Self-Discovery Or Self-Destruction is a card game of 300 questions that are crafted to foster conversation. Each time a question is asked, each player must answer. Those answers may reveal something new about other players … and maybe even yourself. Thinking & Drinking is designed for players 21+ and should always be played responsibly. (www.ThinkingDrinking.Beer)


Contact:
Jonathan Cooper
Founder | Thinking & Drinking
http://www.thinkingdrinking.beer/about
@ThinkingDrink
Facebook.com/ThinkingAndDrinking






 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

beer column


Because I just can’t say it enough times, lemme tell you what a great time it is to be a craft beer drinker in Vancouver.

 

Yes, I know I’m always saying that it’s a great time to be a craft beer lover, but it is true!  And it just keeps on getting better. The nay-sayers are predicting that this is a bubble that will eventually burst, and maybe they’re right. But for right now, and the foreseeable future, craft beer is booming, and we’re all the winners.

 

2015 is a mere four months old, and already we’ve had several new breweries open Province-wide; a couple of breweries have added craft cider to their line-ups; two out of town breweries are opening up brewing spaces in Vancouver; and one of Alberta’s large breweries has opened a Vancouver location – Big Rock Brewing opened an Urban Eatery on West 4th (coincidently at the corner of Alberta) on April 10th.  Big Rock says that it’ll keep the Vancouver location local by brewing small batches on site from local ingredients.

 

Of the other new openings so far in 2015, two are in Vancouver and one in Abbotsford.  Off the Rail Brewing opened in February, across the street from Bomber Brewing.  Their Limited Edition Raybuck Red is available in cans at private liquor stores.

 

Dogwood Brewing, an all-organic Brewery opened just off Marine Drive and Knight Street in late March.   And Old Abbey Ales opened in Abbotsford in early March.  Bottle-conditioned Old Abbey Ales are available at private liquor stores, and if you’re out that way, they tap a cask every Friday at 2:00 p.m.

 

Central City has taken over the old Dix Brewpub space on Beatty street, where they will be focussing on brewing sour beers.  I have heard that the brewpub is expected to feature 40 draft taps, half of which will pour creations brewed by its parent company in Surrey, with the other 20 devoted to beer from other local craft breweries. A cocktail list will draw from Central City’s line of gin, vodka and (eventually) whisky.  Look for that to open at the end of May.

 

Dix Brewpub was the hangout of beer geeks before the craft beer explosion, but has been closed for 5 years now.  It is high time that yummy beers are once again being made there – I’m a happy camper that Central City has taken over the space.  Also sours!?  That someone will be making more sours in Vancouver makes me positively giddy!

 

The other new opening is also kind of a closing.  Howe Sound Brewing from Squamish has purchased R&B Brewing.  They will be continuing to brew R&B’s core beers, plus their own lager, which they can’t keep up with demand for at the Squamish brewery.  I have heard that they have also acquired the space next to the brewery and will be opening a tasting room in it (E 4th & Quebec). 

 

While I’m sad to hear that R&B has been sold, I’m happy that it has been sold to a BC brewery who intend to keep it running, rather than to someone who intended to dismantle it.  And the original owners, Rick Dellow and Barry Benson, are staying on as employees. With this purchase, Howe Sound keeps BC from having its first casualty of the beer boom, and keeps one of the oldest breweries in Vancouver going.  This purchase is the second move by Howe Sound into the Vancouver market.  Last year they opened Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House also on Beatty Street.  Devil’s Elbow is a pub and BBQ restaurant that serves a full range of Howe Sound brands along with a few local guest taps.

 

As the star of craft beer rises, so do those of craft beverages across the board, including cider. The process of making cider is not the same as that of beer, but there are some commonalities.  Like the use of hops.  Hoppy ciders are so very fashionable right now.  If you are pressing apples yourself, you can press tart cider apples rather than sweet dessert ones.  If your volume is such that you’re having to buy concentrate made from dessert apples, one way to cut the sweetness is through the introduction of hops.

 

It also makes sense for breweries to add cider to their line-ups as ciders are naturally gluten-free.  It can be easier to add cider-making to a brewery than to add a gluten-free beer, as the potential for cross-contamination is very high in a brewery making regular beer. With the amount of competition we have now in tasting rooms ciders also make sense from a marketing standpoint.  If you brew beer, distill spirits and press cider, you’re a triple threat and that can’t hurt in your quest to get people through the tasting room door.  Although, I will gladly point out that all the tasting rooms around town have line-ups most of the time, leading me to believe there is still room for more of them in Vancouver and environs!

 

Central City launched its Hopping Mad dry-hopped cider in early March.  “...creating a dry hopped craft cider makes perfect sense for us,” says Gary Lohin, Brewmaster at Central City. “Our cider will satisfy thirsty craft beer enthusiasts who enjoy cider, and cider enthusiasts who enjoy hops.” You can buy Hopping Mad in six packs of cans at the liquor store, and find it on tap around town.

 

33 Acres Brewing has a cider as well. “Blending three honourable styles of apples, 33 Acres of Cid3r is our interpretation of an Old English Scrumpy.”  You can only get the 33 Acres of cider at the brewery.


Big Rock Brewing has had a cider on the market for many years.  The big boys jumped in a couple of years ago - Labatt's with their Alexander Keith's cider in 2012 and Molson's cider in 2013 (which has just found it's way to BC).

 

I think we’ll be seeing a lot more craft cider being made in the Lower Mainland, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see more coming from local breweries.  What I am still waiting for though is for someone to open up a mostly cider taproom.  It can’t be long now... and then I can start saying what a great time it is for craft beer and craft spirits AND craft cider in Vancouver!

 


Beer Picks:

 

Hip as Funk Farmhouse IPA from Moon Under Water – brewed for international women’s day this beer is generously hopped and tart, with brett sourness. 650ml bottles at private liquor stores

 

Right Kind of Crazy Double IPA from Powell Street – is a 9% hop-bomb of citrus - available at the brewery and in 650ml bottles at private liquor stores

 

Rye the long face Imperial Rye IPA from Parallel 49 – the punniest brewery in town’s latest offering is an 8.5% imperial ipa with rye malts.  Available at the brewery and in 650 ml bottles at liquor stores.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

on the coast

i'll be on cbc radio one's on the coast with gloria macarenko this afternoon at 5:50 pm.
chatting about how great it is to be a craft beer lover in vancouver
you know, like i always do!
88.1 fm
690 am

Friday, April 24, 2015

spirits


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 NEWS RELEASE: 

 

 

Top Shelf at BC Distilled  

The Results are in for the 2015 BC Distilled Best of Show 

 

BC Distilled Web-257BC Distilled tasting glasses. Photo by Charles Zuckermann

 

Vancouver B.C., April 24, 2015  - On Saturday, April 18, over 600 local spirits enthusiasts sampled their way through the province's finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia's premier micro-distillery festival. With two sold out public events, fourteen unique vendors to the previous year and a pop-up Legacy Liquor Store added, BC Distilled 2015 proved that the micro-distillery industry in British Columbia is here to stay. 

 

Attendees of BC Distilled were invited to choose their favourite vodka, gin and other spirit from twenty-two small-batch distilleries who showcased over seventy different locally made products at the event. There were eleven winners in the three categories with Sons of Vancouver's Amaretto receiving the most votes of any spirit at the show. The results for Best of Show are:

 

Favourite Vodka: 

1st Place: Unruly Vodka by Wayward Distillation House

2nd Place: Sons of Vancouver Vodka

3rd Place: Sons of Vancouver Chili Vodka

 

Favourite Gin: 

1st Place: Noteworthy Gin by Dubh Glas

2nd Place: Unruly Gin by Wayward Distillation House

3rd Place (three-way tie): Long Table London Dry, Gillespie's Sin Gin, and Ampersand Distilling Co. Gin 

 

Favourite Spirit/Liqueur: 

1st Place: Sons of Vancouver Amaretto

2nd Place: Odd Society Spirits Vermouth 

3rd Place: Victoria Spirits Craigdarroch Whisky

 

BC Distilled sincerely thanks the 2015 exhibitors and sponsors. 

 

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BC Distilled Proudly Supports The BC Hospitality Foundation




i had the pleasure of attending the industry tasting in the afternoon
i'm happy to see a couple of my picks making it into the best in show
especially as i am not a spirits person - i'm a booze wimp!


my picks:
unruly vodka - it's made from honey! that makes it good for you, right?!
odd society vermouth - not too sweet, not too boozey, lovely straight up and great to mix with
ampersand gin - lovely botanicals
gillespies limoncello - like a lemon sherbet
x4 xoxolat martini - i could drink this every day as dessert - sooooooo thick and rich and cocoa-y!
and all the berry flavour liqueurs


i'm not sure how i missed the sons of vancouver amaretto... i must have been far too distracted by their chili vodka caesar...


highlights of the afternoon were trying all the different bitters and caesar mixes
and chatting to the fine folks who make these spirits about their unique approaches to distilling

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

got baggage you want to unload?

if you've got some baggage you'd like to unload, strange fellows can help you out
(no actual witches will be harmed in the festival):

Celebrate Walpurgisnacht & Burning the Witches with Strange Fellows Brewing
 Strange Day #4 at Strange Fellows Brewing April 24th to 30th, 2015

VANCOUVER – According to many European folkloric traditions, the night of April 30 is thought to be a tug of war between evil and good, dark and light, the leave of winter and the birth of spring, with evil, darkness and winter personified by a witch.

Strange Fellows Brewing will celebrate this magical evening in our own fashion. Starting April 24th, we encourage you to drop by for a glass of seasonal beer and rid yourself of something that you have been carrying around all winter – be it a sin, evil thought, or fear. Attach your confession to our “Winter Witch”, and on the night of April 30th we will burn the witch, purging the way for a lighter spring.

Strange Fellows is a craft brewery inspired by tradition and creativity that goes beyond the ordinary to celebrate that which is strange. By strange we mean unusual, unexpected or extraordinary. Each month we observe some unusual traditions with festivities and of course, special beer brewed in honour of the strangeness of it all. Walpurgisnacht is the 4th celebration in our Strange Days series that is inspired by superstitions and customs from around the world.

Walpurgisnacht is a German custom that protects the innocent from the evil of witches, who are believed to congregate on that night to recount their evil deeds to the devil. Elsewhere in Central Europe, similar traditions symbolically banish the darkness of winter (personified by a witch) by
burning old twigs, broomsticks and witches’ effigies. Whatever the tradition, they share some common threads: banishing winter, the victory of good over evil, and community revelry, all celebrated with beer.

We hope that you will join us for some fun and special beer, and to lighten your load as we move forward into the sun.
 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

new release

from phillips:


A New-Zealand Inspired Seasonal Sipper

 

April 20th 2015: Inspired by the land of the Kiwi, Apteryx is a brand new fruity IPA that features New-Zealand grown Nelson Sauvin hops. The hop is a relative newcomer, first appearing in 2000 after careful cultivation, and imparts such a distinctive white wine “fruitiness” that Sauvin portion of the name was actually borrowed from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.
 
Apteryx pours a clear apricot colour with a marshmallow white head.  A medium-bodied malt base highlights notes of tropical fruits, gooseberries, nettles, and freshly crushed grapes.  Finishes dry.

You can find this refreshing seasonal sipper at craft-focused private stores for a limited time only, or you can pop by the brewery this Thursday from 4-6 for a special draft tasting.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

cider

i have been meaning to do a post about craft cider for a couple of weeks now
(ever since camra's ciderwise event, in fact)
and now the georgia straight has beaten me to it!

i was fortunate enough to be sent a sample of the bc tree fruits cider, broken ladder, at the beginning of the month - in a lovely wooden box, with accompanying branded glassware
i have nothing but good things to say about the cider
it's crisp, it's tart, it's incredibly drinkable and it's a local product
so much win!


i am also a big fan of cider riot's offerings
and not just because i find the cidermaker himself very attractive!
abe makes the ciders in the cidery he built at his house in portland and imports them to vancouver (via copper & theory)
if you can find any of the "never give an inch" blackberry cider, buy it!
the "everybody pogo" is a dry, hoppy cider and is available year round so it should be relatively easy to find in vancouver

then there's merridale cider's ghost that has been on tap at the alibi room for both the 500th and the 600th list celebrations
it's a limited release fermentation / distillation crossover that is scarily delicious
(see what i did there?!)

at ciderwise i was introduced to the txotx isastegi
(or properly introduced, as i did have some of the isastegi on new year's eve...)
mmmm, basque cider!
aside from the ceremony of pouring it from a height, the tartness makes this one i want to drink a lot more of

also standing out for me at ciderwise were the limited release reverend nat's ciders being poured by the lads at untapped
hoppy and sour are such great flavours
i like 'em in my cider as well as my beer

on the hoppy theme, my favourite cider is the hop & stalk from 2 towns ciderhouse
not actually available in canada, this seasonal offering from corvallis, oregon is the perfect blend of tart and bitter and effervescent
i am hoping to have some of the limited release brought to me in june
you'll all know it arrived by the joyous sounds ripping through east van!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

sippin' in seattle

gonna be in seattle april 26th?
check this out:


The event:
The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers book signing with award-winning author Adem Tepedelen and special guest, Mastodon drummer / beer enthusiast Brann Dailor. Dailor – featured in the book – will be signing copies and talking beer and music alongside craft beer / heavy metal expert Tepedelen.

The date:
Sunday, April 26, 5 to 6 pm

The location:
Schooner Exact Brewery, 3901 1st Ave S., Seattle, schoonerexact.com

Details:  
The event is free.
Books available on site for $20.

The book:
The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers is ‘a hugely entertaining read’ (The Vancouver Province) that describes and rates more than 100 unusual beers from around the world and draws parallels to the music scene, with profiles on craft-beer-loving metal musicians and extreme craft beer brewers.

‘Brewers these days are taking beer to extremes, and Tepedelen is just the writer to introduce drinkers to severe suds.’ – Minneapolis Star Tribune

‘A journey through beer that treads a narrow path between creativity and craziness.’ – The Vancouver Province

‘Definite classic potential.’ – Invisible Oranges

The author:
Internationally recognized as an expert on the fast-growing craft beer movement, Northwest writer Adem Tepedelen is a winner of the prestigious Michael Jackson Beer Journalism award, which celebrates excellence in reporting on American craft beer. He is author of The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers and co-author of Island Wineries of British Columbia, named best wine book in Canada (and third best in the world) by the 2011 Gourmand Awards. Tepedelen is the Brewtal Truth beer columnist for Decibel Magazine, the Divine Drinks columnist for YAM Magazine and a contributor to other publications across North America, including Fine Cooking, Imbibe and Northwest Palate. Also a highly respected music writer, he was editor of Seattle’s The Rocket during the height of the grunge movement and has since written for dozens of music magazines and websites including Mojo, Rolling Stone, Revolver, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and Warp.               

About Mastodon:
Atlanta’s Mastodon is drummer / craft beer lover Brann Dailor, bassist Troy Sanders and guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher. The heavy metal band has earned two Grammy nominations and multiple Album of the Year awards. Mastodon's latest release, Once More 'Round the Sun, debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 34,000 copies in its first week of release. Following the Schooner Exact Brewery event, Mastodon will play at Showbox SoDo as part of the Missing Link Tour.

Friday, April 17, 2015

drink for a good cause

as if drinking beer wasn't already a positive experience, central city is offering you a way to make it even more positive, for yourself and for others:


Central City Champions Autism Research with Red Racer IPA

Raises funds for SFU’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy research for children with autism

Surrey, B.C. – April is Autism Awareness Month and Central City Brewers + Distillers has launched their annual IPA for Autism fundraising initiative for Simon Fraser University’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) research for children with autism.

Central City will donate $2 from every 6-pack of 355ml cans and $0.25 from every 473ml cans of specially marked Red Racer IPAs to autism research. In addition, $0.25 from every pint of IPA sold at participating BC restaurants and pubs will also be donated. Red Racer IPA is Central City’s best selling craft beer and is available in most Canadian provinces. Since 2012, Central City has raised a total of $175,000 for autism research.

Autism now affects 1 in 68 children: 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls, a 30 per cent increase over the last survey released in 2012 when it was 1 in 88 children. While currently there is no cure for autism, research has shown that early intervention treatments can improve a child’s development. Early and encouraging results suggest that one treatment in particular, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), can improve communication and behavior in children with autism. Further research, however, is needed to conclusively establish if HBOT is an effective treatment for autism.

Darryll Frost, president and founder of Central City, is the father of five-year-old Callum, who was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder, a type of autism, when he was only three years old. Darryll and his wife Lee invested in a variety of treatments for Callum and found that by combining the GAPS diet with HBOT, Callum’s development has drastically improved.

“The change in my son was night and day. He was completely non-verbal and low functioning, throwing tantrums, beating and hurting himself, displaying aggressive behavior and non-communicative. But with treatment, he is now a happy five-year-old, who is able to communicate, laugh, perform everyday things like dressing and feeding himself and is even going to kindergarten with the help of an aid".

We realized there was much more to HBOT than what’s currently known and we were convinced it helped Callum and believe it could also help other children with autism. Which is why we’ve teamed up with Simon Fraser University to run the HBOT-MEG study to look into the science behind how HBOT works for children with autism,” says Frost.

The autism HBOT-MEG study at SFU is the first in Canada that specifically studies the effectiveness of using hyperbaric oxygen therapy on children with autism. Included in the research is the use of MEG neuroimaging to evaluate whether HBOT can positively impact brain activity underlying cognition and behaviour in children with autism. 

The team of SFU researchers includes Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, and Sherri Ferguson, Director of SFU’s Environmental Medicine and Physiology Unit (EMPU), home to Canada’s only civilian research hyper/hypobaric chamber.

This year, SFU has recruited Dr. Sam Doesburg as the holder of the Callum Frost Professorship in Translational Research in Autism. Dr. Doesburg will implement a translational research program in autism that will leverage recent breakthroughs in network neuroimaging and computational neuroscience to make meaningful improvements in the lives of people with autism and other neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Additionally, Dr. Doesburg uses these quantitative measures to monitor neurological changes that will be used to evaluate the efficacy of novel treatments for autism, such as HBOT and the GAPS diet.

Dr. Peter Ruben, Associate Dean of Research and Advancement in the Faculty of Science is delighted that SFU is able to bring this caliber of research to SFU. “We are excited to embark on this novel research path testing whether HBOT produces changes that can be measured with MEG. The hiring of Sam is the first of many steps that will lead to long-term, dedicated research of ASD at SFU.”

Central City also plans to organize an autism fundraising auction later this year. For more information on Central City’s IPA for Autism fundraising initiative, please visit www.centralcitybrewing.com

About Central City Brewers + Distillers (CCBD):

Central City is a craft brewery in the business of developing, producing and selling international award-winning premium craft beer and high quality distilled spirits brewed without compromise. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, CCBD was voted Canada’s Best Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012. Its Red Racer brand has become a cult icon among craft beer enthusiasts throughout North America. Founded in 2003 as a brewpub and liquor store in downtown Surrey, CCBD celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 with the grand opening of a brand new, 68,000 sq. ft. brewery and distillery on Bridgeview Drive. www.centralcitybrewing.com
 
Social media:
Instagram @CentralCityBrew,
Twitter @CentralCityBrew
Facebook CentralCityBrewing.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

new releases

from new belgium:


New Belgium Brewing’s Summer Seasonal, Skinny Dip,
Takes the Plunge for Water Advocacy

Light in calories, Skinny Dip offers a refreshing and sunny flavor, guilt-free


Ft. Collins, Colo., April 13, 2015 – Skinny Dip, New Belgium Brewing’s summer seasonal, makes another splash this year as a go-to beer for summer fun while supporting clean water and conservation. Now through July, Skinny Dip is turning its attention to the Waterkeeper Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that stands for swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways worldwide. To support this organization, New Belgium will donate $1, up to $10,000, to Waterkeeper Alliance for every fan photo posted to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WaterkeeperDip.

Skinny Dip and water advocacy go way back. Several years ago, New Belgium helped support efforts to reconnect the Colorado River to the sea, remove Condit Damn on the White Salmon, and bring awareness to the threatened Trestles surf break. This year, help is going to local waterways thanks to the brewery’s partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance.

“Beer lovers everywhere benefit from the fight for clean water,” said Billy Apel, New Belgium’s Arizona Field Brander. “This year, Skinny Dip is back and ready to take on more advocacy. So grab a friend and go bottoms up!”

As for the beer itself, Skinny Dip intentionally doesn’t fit a specific beer category; instead it’s an alternative to traditional “light” beers, representing the many different summer activities that Skinny Dip pairs well with. Its closest cousin is the American-Style Pale Craft Lager, highlighting some of the brewers’ favorite American hops and specialty malts.

Skinny Dip pours a slightly hazy amber-orange and a light white head drifts atop. Fruit, spicy herbal notes and toasty malt aromas complement a sweet and tart taste with a juicy mouthfeel and crisp finish. Lively Cascade hops and complementary peaches brighten the bready malts and give Skinny Dip a citrus flavor with a slight fruity pucker. This beer is perfectly paired with grilling and summer garden vegetables and is sure to go first at any potluck or barbecue.

Shed your inhibitions and maybe even your swimsuit – Skinny Dip is only 108 calories per 12-ounce bottle and comes in at 4.2 percent ABV with 20 IBUs. It’s available now in bottles and on draft. Pricing varies by location. To find this beer and other New Belgium beers near you use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: NewBelgium.com/Beer/Locator.aspx.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewBelgium.com and Twitter @NewBelgium.

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, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at NewBelgium.com.