Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Belgium Brewery’s Citradelic Tangerine IPA Brightens the New Year with a Wave of Citrus Hoppiness

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Year-round release is one of four new offerings from New Belgium,
the brewery’s way of saying cheers to 2016

Ft. Collins, Colo., January 5, 2016 – A new year brings a new year-round release, from New Belgium Brewing. Citradelic Tangerine IPA offers a mystical marriage of Citra hops and tangerine, with every sip elevating you onto a new plane of pure tropical, fruity pleasure. Tangerine-touched Mandarina Bavaria, tropical Azacca, and fruity Galaxy hops complement Citra, balanced with a touch of malty sweetness.

“This hop profile really lends itself to that big citrusy, juicy fruit nose, so the next logical step was to riff off of that with actual Tangerine,” said Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hull. “The result is a brightly citrus, slightly bitter, and pleasantly balanced IPA.”

Citradelic Tangerine IPA comes in at 6 percent ABV and 50 IBUs. It retails for a suggested price between $8.99 and $10.99 a six-pack.

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Seasonal Release: Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale
In addition to the new year-round release of Citradelic, New Belgium’s Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale also hits shelves this January. Every great journey needs a side trip; and thus the story of Side Trip comes alive. When New Belgium’s brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, stumbled upon the Belgian brewery Brouwerij Van Den Bossche, and its Buffalo yeast strain, he knew he wanted to bring back the taste to the U.S. With a little help from Belgian friends, and few strains of yeast from the brewery, Side Trip came to fruition.

The pale ale includes Belgian Chateau Abbey and Cara Ruby malts with Belgian Magnum, Saphir and Target hops, providing a bready, caramel-sweet wash with traces of stone fruit and a dry finish. It has 22 IBUs and registers at 6 percent ABV. Side Trip Belgian Style Pale Ale retails for a suggested price between $8.99 and $10.99 a six-pack.
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This month, also marks the official debut of two beers from New Belgium’s Glütiny series, a line of gluten-reduced beers. For both Glütiny Golden Ale and Glütiny Pale Ale, New Belgium brewers used an enzyme to break down the gluten proteins. Glütiny Golden Ale, at 5.2 percent ABV and 20 IBUs, is a sessionable, flavorful ale that starts sweet and ends crisp. Glütiny Pale Ale, at 6 percent ABV and 30 IBUs, has a light sweetness that slides into a balanced bitterness. Glütiny beers retail for a suggested price of $9.99 a six-pack.
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To find all four of these beers 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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