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Après ski beers: New Belgium's New Brews for 2017

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Après ski beers: New Belgium's New Brews for 2017

An All About Après top choice for skiing and riding's best après ski beers.

I know what you are thinking. New Belgium Brewing they're old. They have been around the block far too many times to be considered a relevant après ski beer. That may be the case for anyone west of the Adirondacks, but for us East Coast skiers, New Belgium has finally arrived. For us, their flagship, Fat Tire, had reached mythical proportions as a beer that you only had if you skied anywhere but the east coast. It was a beer that you smuggled back in your carry-on just so you could get your friends a taste of this beer that eluded the east coast. Now that New Belgium has begun distributing their beers to the entire country, we too can experience what everyone else has known for years. New Belgium Brewing is the trailblazer for all of these new craft breweries that are popping up day by day. Despite them, having just celebrated their 25th anniversary this summer, they are still reinventing themselves and keeping it fresh with a new line of beers for 2017.

New Belgium Brewing Reveals Fresh Hits and a New Bag of Tricks for 2017


(Fort Collins) New Belgium Brewing rolls into 2017 with four new year-round releases and a few surprise tweaks to existing brands. Fresh out of the gate are Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour and Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale. A new line of hoppy beers under the Voodoo Ranger trademark is also being introduced. Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale will launch first and Ranger IPA and Rampant Imperial IPA will evolve into Voodoo Ranger IPA and Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA to release immediately after.Blue Paddle Pilsener paves the way for New Belgium Bohemian Pilsener. To make room for all these new flavors, Snapshot Wheat, Slow Ride Session IPA and Shift Pale Lager will roll off into the sunset (at least for now). In a purely cosmetic tweak, Sunshine Wheat will be newly adorned with a Colorado Flag to signify its roots.

“This is our most ambitious portfolio reimagining since our beginnings,” said New Belgium Brewing spokesperson, Bryan Simpson. “We’ve got a lot of excitement, momentum, and energy coming out of the pilot system and that makes for a bounty of great beers with interesting twists. We are very much back into experimentation and risk taking and that is hugely energizing for the whole brewery. 2017 is shaping up to be an awesome year for drinking beer.”

New beers will release throughout December ’16 and January ’17 and include:

Voodoo Ranger IPA – Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing finish. 7% ABV, 52 IBUs. Available in 12-oz bottles and cans and draft.

Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA – a bold imperial IPA with a rare blend of Mosaic, Calypso, Bravo, and Delta hops creates an explosion of fresh cut pine and citrus flavors. 9% ABV and 85 IBUs. Available in 12-oz bottles and draft.

Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale – A brilliantly balanced pale ale packed with citrus and tropical fruit flavors from eight different hops. 5.5% ABV, 35 IBUs. Available in 12-oz bottles and cans and draft.

Dayblazer Easygoing Ale - A refreshing golden ale with a slightly sweet, crisp finish and notes of honeycomb. 4.8% ABV. Available in 12-, 15-, and 24-pk 12-oz cans and (for the first time ever from New Belgium) 24-oz single cans. 

Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale – A crisp golden ale bursting with juicy Persian lime, fresh coriander and a hint of cracked black pepper. 5.3% ABV. Available in 12oz bottles only.

Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour Ale – a refreshing tank soured ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of lemon and ginger. 4.8% ABV. Available in 12-oz bottles and cans as well as draft.

New Belgium Bohemian Pilsener - Elegantly simple and crisp, this pilsener is clean and easy-drinking with a light, spicy noble hop bite. 4.8% ABV. Available in 12-oz bottles.

New beers will release now thru mid-January 2017. Please visit for further information.

*All information and pictures courtesy of New Belgium Brewing. 

About New Belgium Brewing

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, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews fourteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour Ale, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, New Belgium Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at


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