Thursday, October 1, 2009

Celebrate Autumn with New Belgium Fall Wild Ale

New Belgium Fall Wild AleNew Belgium picked a busy time of year to put out a new Lips of Faith series beer. On September 8th, 2009, New Belgium Brewing Company of Fort Collins, Colorado let it slip on Twitter that they would be tapping a new seasonal brew in their tap room - New Belgium Fall Wild Ale - a Schisandra spiced dubbel conditioned with wild yeast.

Schizandra is a climbing vine with small red berries. The Schizandra berry is commonly used in Chinese medicine. It is a member of the Magnolia family with many variants growing in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and other areas of the United States.

New Belgium describes this ale as follows: "Fall Wild Ale, our mahogany-hued autumn ale spiced with schisandra, opens with the floral, earthy notes of fall itself. Schisandra berries, known as "five flavor fruit," possess a panoply of flavors . This malt-forward dubbel ale is fermented with a Trappist yeast and finishes dry and slightly sour from a touch of bretta."

This brew is going to be available in bomber bottles and in kegs. In fact, the good folks over at The Catalyst Cafe and Tap Room in Fort Collins (3501 South Shields Street) just announced they have tapped open one of the first kegs of this brew this week.

Related articles:
- New Belgium releases Hoptober seasonal beer.
- Tasting room notes from New Belgium.
- New Belgium Dark Kriek review.
- New Belgium Mighty Arrow Pale Ale review.

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