Sunday, July 24, 2011

Snow Day to replace 2 Below at New Belgium

New Belgium Snow DayIt may be in the midst of sweltering summer heat but New Belgium Brewing Company of Fort Collins is already preparing for winter with news of a new seasonal creation.

According to, New Belgium's Bryan Simpson has confirmed that their new winter seasonal beer this year will be Snow Day Winter Ale, a dark caramelized wheat brew. The new beer will weigh in around 6.2% ABV.

Their last winter seasonal, 2 Below, is being retired as part of an on-going effort to keep season beers on a new short term rotation. New Belgium wants to be able to experiment and come out with new season beers every 2 years.

This isn't the first time New Belgium has retired a seasonal brew. Recently they discontinued Skinny Dip in favor of a new summer seasonal - Somersault Ale.

While some applaud the newness and innovation, others are going to mourn the retirement of some of their favorites.

I certainly hope they don't get rid of Frambozen as that is one of my all-time favorite seasonal brews from New Belgium. Time will tell.

What's your favorite seasonal brew from New Belgium? Are you sorry to see 2 Below retired? Post a comment and let us know.

Related articles:

- New Belgium 2 Below review.
- New Belgium Frambozen review.
- New Belgium Mighty Arrow review.

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