Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Belgium's Pumpkick Ale and 2015 Le Terroir Return For Fall

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Sour and Spice Star in New Belgium Brewing’s Fall Lineup

Pumpkick Ale and Lips of Faith’s dry hopped sour, Le Terroir, return for crisp, cool weather

Ft. Collins, Colo., September 1, 2015 –The Colorado mountains are getting their first dusting of snow, a sure sign fall is around the corner. To usher in the change of seasons, New Belgium Brewing is revealing its fall lineup. Tart and spicy Pumpkick Ale makes a seasonal return and the popular dry hopped sour, Le Terroir, rejoins the Lips of Faith series.

New Belgium’s traditionally spiced pumpkin ale stands out from the rest with a tart kick of cranberry for a bright burst of seasonal flavor. Pumpkick pours a slightly hazy, glowing orange, packed with pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, a snappy dose of cranberry and a touch of lemongrass. The mouthfeel is creamy from added oats, followed by a quick, dry finish, making Pumpkick the perfect beer to kick off fall.
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“Summer into Fall is one of our favorite seasons for its great weather and harvest-inspired foods,” said Lauren Salazar, Specialty Brands Manager for New Belgium. “Pumpkick is the perfect beer to pair with warm, sunny afternoons and cool fall evenings. It has an unexpected bite of tartness from cranberries, a bright orange color and fall spices that makes this a great beer for autumn.”

Pumpkick Ale weighs in at 6 percent ABV and 18 IBUs and is now available in 6- and 12-packs.

Le Terroir, named after the French term meaning “of the earth,” packs the bold and hoppy nose of an American IPA, plus the pucker of a well crafted sour. Felix, a wood-aged pale sour, is dry hopped with Amarillo and Galaxy hops to create Le Terroir. The mango and peach tones of the hops playfully complement the wood-aged backbone without any bitterness.
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“Le Terroir is a beautifully balanced sour beer with Amarillo and galaxy hops softening the sour some and adding hop complexity,” said Salazar. “Part of the beauty of Le Terrior is that it’s a little different every time we blend it – wood beers are so fun and dynamic that way. ”

Le Terroir comes in at 7.5 percent ABV and 12 IBUs. It is available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft.

To find Pumpkick and Le Terroir near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: NewBelgium.com/Beer/Finder.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit NewBelgium.com. You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at Facebook.com/NewBelgium 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, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, 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.

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