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While Colorado's craft beer scene certainly gets plenty of attention (especially with GABF drawing near), the swift rise of local spirits crowding liquor store shelves indicates that the Centennial State's distilleries are also flourishing. Feisty Spirits Distillery's co-founder and...
September 18 2015, 10:30 AM
Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale, New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins
Style: Brown Ale
Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle
ABV: 6.5 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Lots of malts with subtle chocolate notes
Reviewed: December 2014
During this time of year, I spend a lot...
December 26 2014, 1:50 PM
Shift Pale Lager, New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins
Style: American Pale Lager
ABV: 5 percent
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
Malty? Hoppy? Light hops
Reviewed: May 2014
By the looks of it, the folks New Belgium Brewing have been...
May 23 2014, 11:00 AM
Over time, 5280 staffers have tasted just about every commercially distributed brew in Colorado. Three years ago, I started stashing distinct bottle caps from those taste tests in a bowl at my desk. Here, a visual tour of some of Colorado's best. Follow senior editor Natasha Gardner on ...
October 10 2013, 10:00 AM
The Destination: Odell Brewing Company in Fort CollinsThe Odometer: 64.2 miles from DenverWhy it's Worth the Gas Money: If Coors started it all and New Belgium Brewing germinated Colorado's craft beer craze, Fort Collins' Odell Brewing is the industry's...
October 8 2013, 9:45 AM
New Belgium sure does produce a lot of beer. Thanks to a recent expansion at New Belgium's flagship site in Fort Collins, the Colorado craft brew behemoth can handle up to 920,000 barrels of brew. For now, that's enough to meet the company's sales projections until 2015, which means New Belgium is...
June 11 2013, 10:20 AM
Ranger India Pale Ale, New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort CollinsStyle: India Pale AleABV: 6.5 percentServing Type: 12-ounce bottleMalty? Hoppy? Not as hoppy as you might expect from an IPA. Reviewed: September 2012Almost everyone in the beer business, it seems, brews...
September 14 2012, 9:40 AM
Four years ago, when a friend enthusiastically uttered the words "sour" and "beer" in the same sentence, I did my best to force an excited response that matched his fervent sales pitch. In fact, I wasn't really that interested. I'm all for the occasional bag of Sour Patch Kids as a movie snack...
February 28 2012, 10:37 AM