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New Belgium tinkering with Dubbel, Trippel recipes

abbey_lNew Belgium Brewing announced today that the recipes of several of their beers will be reimagined. Two of their longest running beers — Abbey Belgian Style Dubbel and Trippel Belgian Style Ale – will undergo several changes to update them “a new era.”

According to the brewery’s official press release, “Subtle recipe tweaks will allow the malty and hoppy characteristics of each beer to shine through. A new yeast strain will help balance the esters and phenol while emphasizing the Belgian character of these beers.”

The two beers started life as homebrew recipes inspired by a trip to Belgium and first appeared more than 25 years ago. They were among the first Belgian-inspired beers produced in the United States. With new developments in hops and malt manufacturing, the brewery felt there was a need for the update.

“As an American craft brewer founded on Belgian tradition, we have a deep respect for our history and our roots,” said NBB Specialty Brand Manager, Lauren Salazar. “And of course, there’s a ‘New’ in our name for a reason. As brewers of craft beer, we need to embrace growth and change and continue to push ourselves to make the best beers possible. We think these changes exemplify the very best of old world Belgium and new craft technique.”

In addition to Munich malt, Trippel now incorporates Pilsener malt and one additional hop, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, for an herbal and spicy Nobel hop nose. Trippel is classically smooth and complex, with notes of fruit and spice before a pleasantly warm and crisp finish. Alcohol has increased slightly to 8.5%, 40 IBUs.

Abbey has eight different malts including caramel, Munich, chocolate and now oats for mouthfeel. The addition of Caramunich and Special W malt add rich tones of chocolate and dark caramel with hints of dried cherries, burnt sugar and figs. Sweet and roasty up front, followed by a slightly bitter finish, Abbey is a true-to-style representation of the monastic beers of Belgium. Alcohol rests at 7%, 20 IBU.

For a short time, both new and old versions may be found side-by-side on shelves. Beer drinkers can identify the new versions by their expiration dates; any Trippel with a Best Buy date of 4/17/16 or later is the new version; any Abbey with a Best Buy date of 6/19/16 or later is the new version as well.

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Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Beer News


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Film clip submissions sought by New Belgium

unnamedAre you a budding film director? New Belgium Brewing Company wants to see your film.Now through April 1, the beer company is accepting submissions for their sixth annual Clips Beer & Film Tour.

Clips can cover a gamut of topics and must be between 10 seconds and five minutes long. Winning submissions will be featured at the traveling event and producers will win a specially produced beer in a custom screen-printed bottle along with the coveted director’s belt buckle.

For more details, read the official press release below.

Ft. Collins, Colo., – January 23, 2015 New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will travel to about 20 cities across the U.S., starting in May; the complete tour schedule is still being finalized. This year marks the sixth year of the Clips Beer & Film Tour; a beer-toting, film-traveling, non-profit-benefitting show that travels coast-to-coast and brings communities together to enjoy esoteric beers, while benefitting local organizations.

“The overlap in the creative spirit between film and beer-making communities is tremendous and we can’t wait to see what our inventive fans come up with this year,” said Jesse Claeys, Clips content wrangler. “Every year we end up with an incredible showcase of amazing work from animation and comedy sketches, to extreme sports and even miniature replicas. Tens of thousands of annual Clips attendees are excited to see which talented filmmakers decide to share their creativity during this year’s tour.”

All filmmakers who have their filming prowess featured in this year’s tour will receive an exclusive New Belgium beer in a custom screen-printed bottle. They will also receive a coveted and rare Director’s Belt Buckle.

Film submissions can range from 10 seconds to five minutes and must be original, creative content that touches on, but is definitely not limited to:

  • Craft Beer
  • Advocacy/Activism
  • Humor
  • Culture
  • Adventure
  • Art
  • Fun.

Last year, selected films ran the gamut on genres and topics, including a banana with an attitude, ultra marathoners running with stubborn animals, neon spandex, and much, much more! It’s a diverse and highly entertaining line-up with something for everyone.

New Belgium is now accepting submissions through April 1st at Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old and must secure rights for all elements included in the film.

During each Clips show, 100 percent of proceeds from beer sales directly benefits a local nonprofit working to improve the community. Last year, Clips Beer & Film Tour raised nearly $140,000 for local organizations and approximately 20,000 people sampled beer, viewed films, and diverted 80 percent of event waste from landfills. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $506,417 for nonprofits nationwide.

For the latest information on Clips, go to For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit

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Posted by on February 3, 2015 in Beer Festival


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Beer a star at Epcot Food & Wine Festival

FWbeer2010Every fall the folks at Disney World throw a huge food and wine festival that, over the past few years, has been adding more and more quality beers to its offerings. The list of brews to be served and the locations you can find them is now out. So, before you go, check out what you expect to find right here.


This marketplace celebrates all that comes from the earth. Only products that come fropm the soil are sold here. Think vegetarian and vegan fair. Wash it down with Napa Smith Organic IPA


Known for their outstanding beers, the Belgian Marketplace will feature several brews you may want to try as you munch a tasty waffle. Look for Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, and Leffe Blonde or Brune.


Exotic and exciting, look for seared scallops or crispy pork belly in this marketplace. The drink of choice for beer lovers here is Cervearias Kaiser Xingu Black Beer.

Brewer’s Collection

Located near the Germany Pavilion, this beir garten will feature tasty brews from one of Europe’s great beer nations. The list includes:

  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer
  • Warsteiner Premium Verum
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • Warsteiner Premium Dunkel 


A land of many flavors, China pairs their offerings with a traditional Chinese beer Tsing Tao.

Craft Beer Marketplace

A staple of the festival for several years now, the Craft Beer Marketplace features several interesting brews to quench the thirst of beer lovers attending the event including:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery, Namaste
  • Abita Brewing Company, Fall Fest
  • Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Shandy, (Summer Shandy/Orange Shandy)
  • Florida Beer Company, Devil’s Triangle
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fat Tire
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing, Alchemy Ale
  • Red Hook, Audible Ale
  • Sierra Nevada, Torpedo Extra IPA 

Desserts & Champagne

This year event planners have added a great choice to the drink offerings with the desserts, Pyramid Weiss Cream Beer. Try this delightful beer with the chocolate orange cupcake for a real sweet treat.

Florida Local

The Sunshine State is home to several outstanding breweries, two of them are featured in this market place: Cigar City Brewing Company and Orlando Brewing Company. Try Florida Cracker Belgian-Style White Ale from Cigar City and Sun Shade Organic Pale Ale from Orland Brewing.


Not really a country known for beer, France never-the-less produces a few gems. One of those, Kronenbourg Blanc, will be served at this year’s event along with escargot and crème brulee.


In addition to the nearby beir garten, the Germany Pavilion will feature Altenmunster Oktoberfest and BraufactuM Darkon to quaff along with brats on pretzel rolls.


The Aloha State is known for Kalua pork sliders and tuna poke, this year wash these great eats down with Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale or Pipeline Porter.

Hops & Barley

When you think of beer in the Northeastern United States, you cannot escape the siren song of Samuel Adams. In this marketplace munch tasty lobster rolls with Boston Lager, Octoberfest, or Cherry Wheat.


Do we really have to tell which beer will be featured here? OK, just for the record; its Guinness.


Ravioli and cannoli can be found at the Italy Markeplace, along with Moretti beer.


Roll on into this marketplace for fresh sushi and Sapporo beer.


The heavyweight brew in Mexico is Dos Equis, but there are rumors there may be more surprises. Keep an eye out for more information.


Drink a cold Casa while watching the belly dancers. Just be careful the wife does not catch on to why you keep going back for more beer.

The Outpost

An African flair describes this area. Try a BGI Brewery St. George beer as you pound the jungle drums.


Kielbasa and pirogues are in store for you here, along with cold Okocim O.K. beer.


Making its debut this year the Scottish Marketplace will offer seared salmon and Inis & Gunn Original Ale.


Tiger beer goes great with lemongrass chicken curry, fortunately that is what is being served at this exotic marketplace.

In addition to the special beers brought in for this event, you can expect to find a full complement of the brews normally stocked at the various restaurants throughout the World Showplace. Just remember, the world cannot be conqured in a day. You may need a couple to try all the fantastic flavors the festival has to offer.

The Epcot Food & Wine Festival runs from September 27 through November 11. A ticket to Epcot is required to participate in all tastings. Tastings are not included in the ticket price.


Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Beer Festival


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