Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Old and new brews from Ska, New Belgium, Avery

Ska Hyper Fierce Gnar Gnar HefeThis may be a holiday week but Colorado breweries are still hard at work judging from the news that is being released this last week from Ska Brewing of Durango, New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins and Avery Brewing of Boulder.

Hyper Fierce Gnar Gnar Hefe

A special event-only brew has been created from Ska Brewing. Just Released: Ska Brewing's Hyper Fierce Gnar Gnar Hefe - Limited Edition Special Ale, the official brew of the 2010 Snowdown festival. According to Ska, "This year's theme for the Snowdown festival is Surf's Up Snowdown and we're incredibly excited about this unique beer. This unfiltered Hefe is brewed with pineapples and toasted coconut, is sure to bring the beach to mind even though it's FREEZING! This limited edition brew is only available in SW CO, and of course on tap at Ska HQ! We thought it sounded crazy, but kudos to Thomas (their brewer) for going through with it! It's just over 5% ABV and reeks of Summer, but Snowdown itself is a dichotomy. It's honestly crazy good."

It's too bad this brew won't be distributed like their other beers, but if we all push for it you never know!

New look for La Folie in 2010

New Belgium La FolieNew Belgium has made plans to continue to expand upon their popular Lips of Faith series of beers. One of these beers is an old favorite but will be getting a new look. Many of the labels will be changing at New Belgium next year and La Folie is one of them.

The guys over at Beerpulse.com tipped me off to this story. In addition to the new-look La Folie, another local New Belgium favorite is going to be bottled for the first time. Eric's Ale, a spicy sour peach ale weighing in at 7% ABV, will soon be available in 22oz bomber bottles.

In addition, NBB will release the new Belgian Style Blond Ale. This Belgian blond is a hefty 7.5% ABV and was bittered with Saaz and Syrian Golding hops. Look for this one also in the 22oz bomber bottle.

Avery to release it's 3rd barrel-aged brew

As previously announced, Avery Brewing will soon release Black Tot, a 10.08% ABV imperial oatmeal stout aged in Gosling's Old Rum Barrels. This beer will be released at a special celebration at Avery Brewing in Boulder on January 15, 2010. Look for specific information on this release party in the January Beer Festival Calendar.

Related articles:
- Ska Modus Hoperandi review.
- New Belgium Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale review.
- Avery Brabant Barrel-aged Beer review.

This article came from FermentedlyChallenged.com
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