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Tag Archives: New Belgium

What’s The One Brewery You Cannot Live Without? My Choice Surprised Me

I was thinking (naturally) about beer yesterday afternoon, and came up with a question for myself – What’s the one brewery I cannot live without?  After giving it some thought, I was genuinely surprised by the outcome.

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Now that New Belgium is 100% Employee-Owned, It’s Time to Make a Few Changes

New Belgium, America’s third-largest craft brewer, has always had a strong employee ownership program at the center of their corporate culture.  It’s a great way to engender loyalty from the employees and to give them an actual stake in the success of the enterprise. Up until December 28th of last year, the employees owned 41% […]

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The Friendly Spirit of Craft Beer Thrives as Breweries Grow

Fast Company’s Emily Badger wrote a great piece about Asheville, North Carolina, which is quickly becoming an east coast beer mecca. One tidbit in Emily’s article jumped out at me; how New Belgium and Sierra Nevada, both of whom are building new brewing facilities there, introduced themselves to Asheville’s established craft breweries.  From Fast Company: 

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New Belgium Tart Lychee: Beauty Is More Than Bottle Deep

A couple of years ago Jim and I went to a Rare Beer tasting in Denver, as part of our trek we made to GABF in 2010.  A pilgrimage we will surely need to make again…soon.  The Pints for Prostates Rare Beer Tasting at the Wyncoop Brewery was by far the best event of our trip, […]

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Its Beer:30 on a Friday, Whatcha Drinkin’?

Well it is another end to a short week this week, and the weekend couldn’t have gotten here quick enough (I know, funny thing for an unemployed guy to say).  But be that as it may, even us unemployed guys need an excuse to relax a bit, stop stressing about the job hunt and kick […]

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New Belgium Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole Ale: This stuff is wild!

I am so glad that New Belgium made this beer.  Why, you might ask?  Because this beer, more than any other that is available commercially from them, has restored my faith in the brewing chops at New Belgium.  This beer is an ale that is brewed with cocoa and spices and comes in at 9% […]

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WalMart Makes Good On Craft Beer Promise

This morning on my way into work I had to make a quick WalMart run.  My wife has been couponing to save our family $$ and she made a run to WalMart yesterday, and had a few things she forgot so sent me this morning on my way into work.  As I was making my […]

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Its the Day After Easter…Have You Come Out of Your Sugar Coma Yet?

Well it is Monday morning, and I don’t know about you, but it was damn hard to get out of bed this morning.  I spent the day with the kids, doing what else?…Eating candy.  Oh, there was other stuff like lifting weights, changing oil in the car, smoking a cigar, etc, but a good portion […]

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TGI Friday’s FTW!

I’ll admit I like dining at TGi Friday’s.  I love their tostado nachos and they make a good burger.  And now I like them even better, as Denver’s Westword reports that TGI Friday’s is testing a beer pairing menu in their South Aurora, Colorado location featuring a handful of selections from New Belgium Brewing. Now, […]

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Pouring Out New Belgium’s La Folie: I Couldn’t Make the Lip of Faith

Don recently carpet-bombed New Belgium on our podcast, where he said that he disliked everything they brewed. Having been down that road myself in the past (I dissed Flying Dog in its entirety), I knew that the “common” beers a brewery makes don’t always tell the whole story. Many breweries brew on two levels, making a selection of […]

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Our Latest Podcast: We’re Going Negative!!

On this episode we go negative and discuss beers and whiskeys that other people love, but we hate.  Don trashes New Belgium and Maker’s Mark, and I dis two well regarded brews; Duchesse de Bourgogne and Old Rasputin XII.  We also weigh in on Brew Dog’s latest plea for attention. All of that and more […]

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Hale’s Supergoose IPA: What’s With the Meerkat?

OK, first of all I have to thank Evan Burke for being so generous and sending me several examples of Washington brews.  Evan did a Guest Post on Washington Brews earlier this month, here.  This was the only IPA he sent, so the others will probably wait until the weather cools a bit.  Again, the […]

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