Monday, February 11, 2013
RedRock/New Belgium Collaborate on Lips of Faith
Usually Chris McCombs, the plant manager at New Belgium Brewery comes to Salt Lake to take part in the brew, this year there's been a change. Due to Paardebloem's recent high praise at The Great American Beer Festival. New Belgium has decided to brew the collaboration Dandelion ale again and make it part of their Lips of Faith series. A few years back NB released a version of this ale but it was never bottled or barrel aged. This time it's due to go "big time".
"Beer Yogi", Kevin Templin - Asst. Brewer, Chris Harlin & Brewers Liaison, Erika Palmer are in Fort Collins, Colorado this morning assisting in the creation of approximately 23,000 Hectoliters of Dandelion Ale. NB will be releasing their version of Paardebloem on April 1st and RedRock will release with in two weeks of that date.
RedRock will reportedly get some of New Belgium's version for sale at their restaurants & some of RR's will go to Fort Collins. This ale never disappoints, we'll keep you in the loop as the dates get closer.
This will hopefully pave the way for New Belgium to enter the Utah Market. Hey, weirder things have happened...
Photo courtesy: B. Doran & SLUG Magazine
Chris McCombs & Kevin Templin (left), Chris Harlin (right)