Monday, January 26, 2009

New Belgium offers Mighty Arrow as standalone

New Belgium Mighty ArrowThe following article is a press release from the New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado announcing the availability of a new seasonal spring beer - Mighty Arrow.

Ft. Collins, Colorado – New Belgium Brewing today announced that Mighty Arrow Pale Ale has been named the 2009 Spring Seasonal. Until now, Mighty Arrow has only been available in mixed 12-packs called Folly Packs, but starting in February 2009 it will be sold individually and on tap, making it easier to find. Created as a tribute to the beloved pet of New Belgium Brewing’s CEO Kim Jordan, Arrow was an Aussie/Border Collie mix that literally “ran” New Belgium for 12 years.

Mighty Arrow cuts its own course through heightened hop aroma and flavor. It provides pleasurable aromas from Cascade and Amarillo hops with a honey malt base. Staying true to the American style of pale ale, Mighty Arrow has a clear golden color, 6% alcohol by volume and 35 IBU’s. Balanced between floral and citrus tones, it’s a creamy ale with a hoppy finish.

“Mighty Arrow is a moderately hopped pale ale with plenty of body and a nice, clean finish,” says Assistant Brewmaster Grady Hull. “This beer pays homage to American pale ales and celebrates our old friend Arrow in a decidedly appropriate way.”

Mighty Arrow retails for approximately $7.99 and will be available in all New Belgium markets.

About New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces seven year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship.
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Update: November 1, 2011 - Mighty Arrow is reportedly going to be discontinued in the Spring of 2012 and replaced with a new beer called Dig. This is part of a continuing rotating schedule every few years with the majority of its seasonal beers. Skinny Dip and 2 Below were also retired in 2011.

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